Aesop Rock at the Metro

June 3, 2016
Aesop Rock rapper

This critically acclaimed San Francisco based rapper is coming back to Chicago with Rob Sonic and DJ Zone to play the Metro on June 3rd. The rapper has been going strong since the mid 90s and has released five solo albums, three EPs, and a 45 minute piece designed for runners for Nike between 1997 – 2007. He’s often praised for this lyrical play and unbelievable flow. His lyrics have even been published in the New York Times Best Seller Hip Hop Speaks to Children by Professor Nikki Giovanni (Oct. 2008), as well as Yale University’s Anthology of Rap (Nov. 2010). Aesop is also the co-founder of, a creative resource of arts, information, and oddities. The rapper released his seventh album The Impossible Kid this past April, which peaked at no. 2 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart.

Time: 9:00 pm

Tickets: Get ‘Em

Venue: Metro

Check out Aesop Rock’s latest video for “Dorks:”

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Examiner, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, Kitty Whipp, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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