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