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 lyrics
that contain intricate sequences of widely varying imagery, metaphors, puns, absurdism, and pop culturere ferences, while including the occasional
touchstones of traditional hip hop storytelling and self-promotion. As a result of this unorthodox style, Aesop has become a controversial rapper
among hip hop enthusiasts.