Despot (born Alec Reinstein, May 2, 1982) is an American hip-hop artist from Queens, New York City. He was signed to rapper
El-P's label Definitive Jux in 2004. Despite not having recorded a full-length solo album, Despot has been a part of the New York
underground rap scene for over a decade. He has collaborated and toured with artists such as El-P, Ratatat, Das Racist, Killer
Mike, and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire.