Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ghosts of the Barbary Coast

Hell yes. Aes Rock is back with a vengeance lately. This time with a track for his boy Jeremy Fish's show out in San Francisco, which is inspired by the "history of hoodlums, harlots, and heroes of SF." The lyrics are supposed to mirror the subject of the show:

“A depiction of the post-goldrush slum that was S.F.’s Barbary Coast, and the violence, gangs, and prostitution that overran much of what is now Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach.”

It's pretty clear that Aesop has returned to the lush beats and looser approach that made him an icon originally. SF here I come, I need a change too.

AESOP ROCK - THE GHOSTS OF THE BARBARY COAST

2 comments:

WordSmith said...

Tracks like this are why I love Aesop Rock...when he's at his best, there's just nothing like it. He and Jeremy Fish seem to bring out the best in each other too.

P.S. -- You hear the new Wale track with Brother Ali? Crack.

Dukes said...

Ya I was writing that post while you were writing this one...

Hip-hop is so alive and well today I dont even know what to post.

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