Aesop Rock (born Ian Matthias Bavitz, 1976) is a hip hop musician (rapper and producer). Aesop's style blends a varying tone and delivery with
lyricsthat contain intricate sequences of widely varying imagery, metaphors, puns, absurdism, and pop culturere ferences, while including the
occasionaltouchstones of traditional hip hop storytelling and self-promotion. As a result of this unorthodox style, Aesop has become a controversial
rapperamong hip hop enthusiasts.