If I wasn’t insanely excited enough to see Aesop Rock’s “Labor Days” repressed, Rhymesayers is going to have my head explode with ANOTHER repress of an AR classic. That’s right, “Bazooka Tooth” is also being repressed. What is this, Underground Hip-Hop Christmas? It is.
Rhymesayers have blessed us with a repress of this lyrically brutal record and Fifth Element have been nice enough to ship ’em. Not sure on the exact number (I’ll reach out to them for an answer), but I would not miss this release.
If “Labor Days” was Aesop’s way of punching your brain with conceptually deep lyrics, “Bazooka Tooth” is the follow up where he pounds you breathless as his buddies (Camp-Lo, El-P, Mr. Lif) kick at you too. If you’re a fan of Hip-Hop, you need to spin this on 180g.
For the first time since going out of print on vinyl, Aesop Rock's classic albums Labor Days (2001) & Bazooka Tooth (2003) are being re-issued in limited quantities. Complete your package by bundling the vinyl with a t-shirt representation of the original album artwork and receive a 10% discount. While supplies last.
This is a 3XLP vinyl reissue of Aesop Rockâ€™s fourth full-length album, on the artistâ€™s own Block Block chop label. originally released in 2003 on Definitive Jux. production by Aesop Rock, Blockhead and el-p. Guests include el-p, Mr. Lif, and 1990s Bronx hip-hop duo camp Lo. For the first time, the majority of production is handled by Aesop Rock himself, although long-term collaborator Blockhead contributes three tracks and one is provided by Definitive Jux label boss El-P. Significant vocal guest appearances are made by El-P and fellow Def Jux labelmates Party Fun Action Committee and Mr. Lif as well as by 1990s Bronx hip-hop duo Camp Lo. There are also brief vocal cameos (credited on the sleeve as "Additional Trash Talking and Malarchy" [sic]) by Cannibal Ox, S.A. Smash, and Murs. Scratching is handled by DJ Cip One of Cannibal Ox and DJ Pawl of Hangar 18. Much of the instrumentals for the introduction track, "Bazooka Tooth," were done by Jer of Party Fun Action Committee using standard pots and pans. The cover is by Israeli artist Tomer Hanuka.
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