Underground rap legend Aesop Rock is a recurring name in many alt-hip-hop fans’ favourites lists. Aesop has been credited as having the largest vocabulary in hip-hop and has previously been signed to Run The Jewels’ El-P before his Definitive Jux label went on hiatus.
On this day in 2003, Aesop dropped Bazooka Tooth. Rock’s fourth studio album was released through the aforementioned Definitive Jux label. El-P is one of very few guests on the album with Aesop producing 12 of the 15 tracks.
Aesop has never been a charting rapper but Bazooka Truth did garner some commercial success charting at 112 in the US Billboard 200 but more significantly peaked at number seven and one on the US Independent Albums and US Heatseakers Albums charts respectively.