Aesop Rock - Holy Smokes Lyrics




[{background vocals I.e. Aesop Rock} (sampled vocals I.e. NOT Aesop)]

[Intro: Various Samples]
(Give him one of these pills if he has any pain)
(A parable...What is it? Well it's a little story with a lot of truth
An earthly story with a heavenly meaning
Jesus told many parables to grown-ups and children alike
He told them simply and sincerely, in words everyone could understand
So that all might learn the lesson he was trying to teach...)
(Yeah!)

[Verse Intro: Aesop Rock]
They were selfish with the helmets on the little bus
'Till brake fluid sewage crippled up the get-retorted nickel punks
Slowly cope but swore his lowly robot vole evoke
Would one day rise in sections to interrogate the Holy Ghost
(I knew it!)

[Verse: Aesop Rock]
Holy smokes
Father, black suit white collar
Kiddie porn dungeon, guns, and three fingers for your daughter's
Caught belly-up, antique Nazi paraphernalia
You cannot pay your bills with holy water and Hail Mary luck [Oh my!]
Shucks fucker, enjoy the Alcatraz shower fun
And mommy's mad I'm cliche generation X agnostic front
It ain't the nifty fate, the 1958, before the New-New Testament-approved Altar-boy fisting rape
And "take me to your leader"
Long as he don't manipulate toddler beaver [Leave him alone!]
Call me crazy, but I bet that wasn't God's demeanor
Sodom-meter peaking [Me too!]
But Long Island was Jesus every weekend
Spoon-fed to appease traditional love bringing
Of a Middle Pennsylvania shit-hole where elders movement
Stressed the stellar therapeutic Bible cycle (How?)
One church with a bait and tackle store next door and not much MORE
So the two moved to New York, made babies raised on what they SAW
Christmas morning smelled fresher than angel pussy
But immaculate conception came second to playful goodies
Like laser-tag was way more spiritual than blood and body wafer bags
And manger staff as long as Santa ate the cookies [Well...]
Grandma was a saint, while he'd paint with snakes and bullies
Said If only you'd memorized your prayers like you did your Kool Gs
By the time I was old enough to know what religion was
I was Catholicism-numb and truly didn't give a [FUCK!]
'94: Moved out the crib and it ain't seen a steeple since
What Knievel-evil seeps in a Christian leader's pitch
'Till priests' laps slapped with parental advisory warnings
I'll be auditioning Gods in my office on Monday morning

[Chorus: Various Samples & Aesop Rock]
(Yeah!) [Scratched throughout chorus]

Uh oh! And yet another pill slipped
Down the hatch and pass 'em through the kill-switch

I need a couple A's for Q's
I'm not an asshole I'm just a little confused

[Interlude: Sampled]
(This story reminds us of the one Jesus told about people who were kind and helpful
To others. He said that one day the king would say to these people
Come. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you. For when I was hungry you gave me food
When I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me
But the people asked, when Lord did we see you hungry and feed you?
Or sick or in prison and come to you? and the king answered
In as much as you have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren
You have done it unto me)
(Yeah!)

[Chorus: Aesop Rock]
Just a little bruise in the back of the pews
Acting amused with a mask and them Vatican blues
For in the eyes of the organization I was raised in
Aes' is just another sinning brick in Hell's basement
Cubicle adjacent to the killers and rapists
For what? Drugs and fucking, It's part of growing up
Like cuffs over dumb shits is better than the schools
I'm not an asshole I'm just a little confused
Just a lit fuse in the back of the pews
Watching a thousand flavors of the same God feud
I figure ultimate-peace is the common theme
So its a no-brainer "peace" when the blood hit the screen
Got a basic good and evil sensibility born
Good neighbor know a halo wouldn't fit over horns
I'm more science than faith, I'm more karma than bread and booze
I'm not an asshole I'm just a little confused
Not an asshole I'm just a little confused
Not an asshole I'm just a little confused
Not an asshole I'm just a little confused

(You know what, Aesop, to be completely honest you're a fucking asshole)





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Aesop Rock Holy Smokes Comments
  1. Key S

    🖤🖤🥀💯🔥

  2. Grapesandraisens Fireandice

    Im silent on the last comment there... but this is $...t. On stink is this really on the album? Dang it.
    I guess after pigs... I will continue

  3. vaylonmagicxi

    Intro: Various Samples]
    (Give him one of these pills if he has any pain)
    (A parable....What is it? Well it's a little story with a lot of truth
    An earthly story with a heavenly meaning
    Jesus told many parables to grown-ups and children alike
    He told them simply and sincere, in words everyone could understand
    So that all might learn the lesson he was trying to teach...)
    (Yeah!)

    [Verse Intro: Aesop Rock]
    They were selfish with the helmets on the little bus
    'Till brick fluid sewage crippled up the get-retorted nickel punks
    Slowly cope but swore his lowly robot vole evoke
    Would someday rise in sections to interrogate the Holy Ghost
    (I knew it!)

    [Verse: Aesop Rock]
    Holy smokes!
    Father, black suit white collar
    Kiddie porn dungeon, guns, and three fingers for your daughters
    Caught belly-up, antique Nazi paraphernalia
    You can not pay you bills with holy water and Hail Mary luck (Oh my!)
    Shut this fucker, enjoy the Alcatraz shower fun
    and mommies Madame cliche generation Agnostic front
    It ate the nifty fate, the 1958 before the New-New Testament approved altar-boy fistic rape
    And "take me to your leader" lung as he dope manipulate toddler-fever (Leave him alone!)
    Call me crazy but I'll bet that wasn't God's demeanor
    Saw the meter peaking (Me too!)
    Along island was Jesus every weekend spoon-fed to appease traditional love bringing
    of a little Pennsylvania shit-hole where elders movement
    stressed the stellar therapeutic Bible cycle {How?}
    One church with a fate and tackle store next door and not much MORE
    So the two moved to New York, made babies raised on what they SAW
    Christmas morning smelled fresher than angel pussy
    But immaculate conception came second to playful goodies
    Like laser-tag was way more spiritual than blood and body wafer bags
    And mangier staff is swung as Santa ate the cookies (Well...)
    When I was a saint [?] paint with snakes in Belize
    said If only you'd memorized your prayers like you did your Kool-G!
    By the time I was old enough to know what religion was
    I was Catholicism-numb and truly didn't give a (FUCK!)
    94' Moved out the crib and it ain't seen a steeple since
    What Knievel-evil seeps in a Christian leader's pitch
    'till priests slack, slapped with parental advisory warnings
    I'll be auditioning God's in my office on Monday morning

    [Chorus: Various Samples & Aesop Rock]
    (Yeah!) [Scratched throughout chorus]

    Uh oh! And yet another pill slipped
    down the hatch and pass 'em through the kill-switch

    I need a couple A's for Q's
    I'm not an asshole I'm just a little confused

    [Interlude: Sampled]
    (This story reminds us of the one Jesus told about people who were kind and helpful
    to others. He said that one day the king would say to these people:
    Come. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you. For when I was hungry you gave me food
    When I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me
    But the people asked, when Lord did we see you hungry and feed you?
    Or sick or in prison and come to you? and the king answered:
    In as much as you have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren
    You have done it unto me)
    (Yeah!)

    [Chorus: Aesop Rock]
    Just a little bruise in the back of the pews
    Acting amused with a mask on them Vatican blues
    For in the eyes of the organization I was raised in
    Aes is just another cynic-brick in Hell's basement
    Cubicle adjacent to the killers and rapists
    For what? Drugs and fuck it, It's part of growing up
    Like cups over dumb shits better than the schools
    I'm not an asshole I'm just a little confused
    Just a lit fuse in the back of the pews
    Watching a thousand flavors of the same God feud
    I figure ultimate-peace is the common theme
    So its a no-brainer piece when the blood hit the screen
    Got a basic good and evil sensibility born
    Good neighbor know a halo [?] from horns
    The more science invade, the more the karma than bread and booze
    I'm not an asshole I'm just a little confused
    Not an asshole I'm just a little confused
    Not an asshole I'm just a little confused
    Not an asshole I'm just a little confused

    (You know what Aesop, to be completely honest you're a fucking asshole)

  4. JUPITER DEF

    I love all of his work but this one is very special, one of the best without a doubt.

  5. Immortal Ideas

    S●LID

  6. Marco Angelo

    15 years old. Cray Cray.

  7. Podcast Of All Podcasts

    Great lyrics, great beat..i love this song

  8. Heather Sitz

    That's Aesop, Not Rocky....💜🙏🕉

  9. GDK RILU

    Hello awakening beings check out Daylyt hes the greatest wordsmith in this matrix

  10. supersonic118 boi

    Yall need jesus

  11. casey gorham

    Reporter: AES, don’t you think you went a little to far with the Catholic Church verses?

    AES: Don’t you think the Catholic Church went a little too far?

  12. PaulieDiamond

    The booklet that came with this CD with the lyrics to all his LPs was epic!! What a masterpiece, indeed!!

  13. Bradley Goo

    I like people's voices

  14. Garrett Sorrento

    Need violin sample. Please. It's been years. Help

  15. oedipa maas

    _Give him one of these pills if he has any pain_
    _A parable....What is it? Well it's a little story with a lot of truth_
    _An earthly story with a heavenly meaning_
    _Jesus told many parables to grown-ups and children alike_
    _He told them simply and sincerely, in words everyone could understand_
    _So that all might learn the lesson he was trying to teach... Yeah_

    *Intro* - 0:33
    They were selfish with the helmets on the little bus
    'Till brake fluid sewage crippled up the get-retorted nickel punks
    Slowly cope but swore his lowly robot vole evoke
    Would one day rise in sections to interrogate the Holy Ghost
    [I knew it!]

    *Verse* - 0:45
    Holy smokes!
    Father, black suit white collar
    Kiddie porn dungeon, guns, and three fingers for your daughter's
    Caught belly-up, antique Nazi paraphernalia
    You cannot pay your bills with holy water and Hail Mary luck [Oh my!]
    Shucks fucker, enjoy the Alcatraz shower fun
    And mommy's mad I'm cliche generation X agnostic front
    It ain't the nifty fate, the 1958, before the New-New Testament-approved Altar-boy fisting rape
    And "take me to your leader"
    Long as he don't manipulate toddler beaver [Leave him alone!]
    Call me crazy, but I bet that wasn't God's demeanor
    Sodom-meter peaking [Me too!]
    But Long Island was Jesus every weekend
    Spoon-fed to appease traditional love bringing
    1:18
    Of a Middle Pennsylvania shit-hole where elders movement
    Stressed the stellar therapeutic Bible cycle (How?)
    One church with a bait and tackle store next door and not much MORE
    So the two moved to New York, made babies raised on what they SAW
    Christmas morning smelled fresher than angel pussy
    But immaculate conception came second to playful goodies
    Like laser-tag was way more spiritual than blood and body wafer bags
    And manger staff as long as Santa ate the cookies [Well...]
    Grandma was a saint, while he'd paint with snakes and bullies
    Said If only you'd memorized your prayers like you did your Kool Gs!
    By the time I was old enough to know what religion was
    I was Catholicism-numb and truly didn't give a [FUCK!]
    '94: Moved out the crib and it ain't seen a steeple since
    What Knievel-evil seeps in a Christian leader's pitch
    'Till priests' laps slapped with parental advisory warnings
    I'll be auditioning Gods in my office on Monday morning

    *Hook* - 2:02
    Uh oh! And yet another pill slipped
    Down the hatch and pass 'em through the kill-switch

    I need a couple A's for Q's
    I'm not an asshole I'm just a little confused

    *Interlude* - 2:24
    _This story reminds us of the one Jesus told about people who were kind and_
    _Helpful to others. He said that one day the king would say to these people:_
    _"Come. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you. For when I was hungry you gave me food. When I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me."_
    _But the people asked, when Lord did we see you hungry and feed you?_
    _Or sick or in prison and come to you? and the king answered:_
    _"In as much as you have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren"_
    _You have done it unto me_

    *Hook* - 2:57
    Just a little bruise in the back of the pews
    Acting amused with a mask and them Vatican blues
    For in the eyes of the organization I was raised in
    Aes' is just another sinning brick in Hell's basement
    Cubicle adjacent to the killers and rapists
    For what? Drugs and fucking, It's part of growing up
    Like cuffs over dumb shits is better than the schools
    I'm not an asshole I'm just a little confused
    Just a lit fuse in the back of the pews
    Watching a thousand flavors of the same God feud
    I figure ultimate-peace is the common theme
    So its a no-brainer "peace" when the blood hit the screen
    Got a basic good and evil sensibility born
    Good neighbor know a halo when it's fit over horns
    I'm more science than faith, I'm more karma than bread and booze
    I'm not an asshole I'm just a little confused
    Not an asshole I'm just a little confused
    Not an asshole I'm just a little confused
    Not an asshole I'm just a little confused

    _You know what? To be completely honest, Aesop, you're a fucking asshole_

  16. ZESTA FPV

    2018👍

  17. Reed Spodek

    If I ask another her person if they listen to Aesop Rock and they say oh you mean ASAP Rocky I'm gonna go all Patrick Bateman on them if I mean ASAP Rocky I'd say ASAP Rocky I mean Aesop Rock you know ????? Oh never heard of him/them they new? ......fuck you.

  18. Ben Haren

    More science than faith more karma than bread n booze

  19. Ben Haren

    I was raised Catholic now i'm a recovering Catholic so this song hits home force fed religion sux!

  20. Proner Amado

    he sat by a hammer and saw

    Proner Amado

    seen the hammer and saw the point hammer from the gunner

  21. Lightotronic

    gold, pure gold. ah! ye-e....whata melody, whata bass!..

  22. pinkbannajuiceify

    I have slept on this for 10 years. Shame on me.

  23. Bazooka Tooth

    “Christmas morning smelled fresher than angel pussy but immaculate conception came second to playful goodies”

  24. Bazooka Tooth

    Holy smokes this song has gotten a lot more popular over the past few years

  25. Benjamin Coffman

    "Just a lit fuse, in the back pews.
    Watchin' a thousand flavors of the same god feud"

  26. Malice Sutton

    "Call me crazy but I bet that wasn't gods demeanor" THE SHADE OMG

  27. Brian L

    Anyone else hear beastie boys "pass the mic" in this beat? I've liked this song for a while and never heard it til now

  28. Fabian A

    I was on dat E this song was so crazy!

  29. G Bantter

    Christmas Morning 2017

  30. Eddie Navejas

    Im not an asshole I'm just a little confused 🙏✊

  31. Art Vandelay

    cubicle adjacent to the killers and rapists, for what? drugs and fuckin is part of growin up.

  32. Kelly Rankin

    Just got a new copy of this album. Keepin it sealed w/ the book so I don't lose this one.

    eyeoftheshiticane1 tpb

    What's the point then

    Kelly Rankin

    @eyeoftheshiticane1 tpb To not lose the book. I'll probably get another one at some point, but I was sad when I had lost track of the last one.

  33. Michael Dziengel

    Sodometer peaking.

  34. WarCry

    Great song guy, make sure to copy a disc for me

  35. Sound Gardener

    *_"Shucks, fucker!"_*

  36. Billy Bannister

    the name says it all hahaha

  37. Graham Entwistle

    relevant: http://www.whosampled.com/sample/503739/Aesop-Rock-Holy-Smokes-Pierre-Moerlen%27s-Gong-An-American-in-England/

  38. raykowski13

    aesop, eydea and slug are maybe the top 3 mc's of all time...don't get me wrong brother ali, sage francis and others are fucking amazing but damn....fuck it they might be the 5 best mcs of all time.....fuck it they are just fucking great and there are others...you can't make a "top list" on such great poets and mcs and dj's

  39. Dakota Riddell

    5 more comments to get to 666

  40. NaruTheBlackSwan

    "It ain't the nifty faith of 1958, before the New-New Testament approved Altarboy fisting rape and take me to your leader long as he don't manipulate toddler beaver. Call me crazy, but I bet that wasn't God's demeanor. Sodometer peaking"
    "Christmas morning smelled fresher than angel pussy but immaculate conception came second to playful goodies. Like laser-tag was way more spiritual than blood and body wafer bags and manger staff as long as Santa ate the cookies!"
    Damn Aesop, you go hard as a motherfucker.

  41. Sandra Trenary

    this is the shit

  42. Mr. Blonde

    on another level, my brother showed me this back in 2009 and i was like omfg what an intellegent being try following along n then look away and then try to find him again hes way further than u thought lol even subliminally time how far he went n wont find him for a sec thought that was interesting

  43. Leo Feld

    Christmas morning smell sweeter than angel pussy... had me cracking up

  44. ItsMiller Bud

    94' moved out the crib and aint seen a steeple since

  45. Bex Tings

    Is it just me that cant help but find the girls voice in this to sound exactly like Lulu from league of legends.

  46. White on White

    Blockhead is a fucking magician

  47. Dandy Guy

    tfw you try to talk about aesop rock & people be like: "Asap rocky??" SMDH man

    bvnnnn

    @Tim Homingway if you're an idiot, yeah, they do sound the same.

    Cunning Linguist

    All the fuckin time!.. aarrggghhh!!

    Immortal Ideas

    Educate them

    NBA Finest

    Talk with another people abous Asap Rocky and they be like: "Aesop Rock?" :)

    LexNae Sokoloff

    Dandy Guy seriously all the time

  48. Gamma Light

    This music is why you buy a sound system hands down.

  49. D. Chavez

    Reminds me of old Incubus..

    Art Vandelay

    i thought you were tryin to be a dick but yea i hear it.

  50. YaggaYaggaYa

    'Christmas morning smelled fresher than angel pussy.' Killed. Me.

  51. ugene1975

    always 1 of many golden city's I favored....

  52. can gormus

    ULAN HARİKA AQ

  53. Benjamin Huggins

    Definitely one of the best songs in hip-hop ever

  54. Keith Rose

    i fuckin love this song. fuck religion

    Zekzgo ツ

    calm down man, show some respect.

    Keith Rose

    Zekzgo ツ no, religion deserves no respect. as i said before, fuck religion, fuck jesus, fuck allah, fuck whatever invisible man in the sky you believe in

    Werewolf Assassin

    sooooo edgy, 10/10

    Johnny Ghoul

    You are being unfair. People believing in god deserve pitty instead of hate

    lil BIG

    "I'm not an asshole, I'm just a little confused"

  55. Dan A.

    Religion is shit and Aesop is fully aware.

    almost_ friday

    Nope. That is a surface level observation.

  56. siru moon

    I love that last part god dam.  sick song

  57. Magoo Rue

    mmmmmyessssss!!!!

  58. Kyle Cameron

    Smart Cars, Gentrification, Politically Correctness, Hovering (parents) ..... AKA Internal terrorism/ assault on thinking for ones' self

  59. scribbin the scribe 1

    I'll b auditioning Gods in my office on Monday morning

  60. dirk bowman

    Slow boats , safety , water and spoons

    Hugh Jass

    slow boats

    dirk bowman

    Hugh Jass you're right

  61. Seth Perry

    Is it just me or is half of the words incoherent and drowned by the beat?

    ocelot

    Just you.

    Justin Oxton

    Just focus on his words he can spit a difficult pronunciation quickly.

    Mark Marker

    All you. He uses a lot of similes and metsphors. He spits 5 syllable words, and can do it pretty fast

  62. Forrest Williams

    #HailBoBsZion9 #Ion #ISO #Echelons9016 #BobaDobaDo101 #WHERESTHELOVE #ECHeLon #ART #MI5 #MB5 #HailBoBDaB #KiLlBoBDoBa #NASA #RaCeCaR #HailBoBDaB #RaCeCaR #ECHeLon #KiLlBoBDoBa

  63. Defrock7

    I think you missed the entire point of the song.

  64. Matt Mason

    I had no idea that AR could throw like this. I'd heard of him but only listened to a track or two. This is sick.

    scribbin the scribe 1

    Matt Mason get float and labor days and u will see

  65. Ryan Henry

    this song really paints a picture of Aesop Rock's feelings towards religion

  66. Maitiu Jarrett

    Cubicle adjacent to the killers and rapists,
    For what? drugs and fuckin is part of growin up.

    lol..awesome.

    Satch

    ha read this comment at the same time of hearing it.

    LSKMagic

    @Satch same here lol

  67. s o n o f a m a c h i n e g u n

    6 6 6,000+ views \m/\m/

  68. Aaron Eisenberg

    my dad borrowed my car, this was the first track on the cd I burned that started playing as soon as be turned it on. he got home asked "what do you think about god and religion?" That's when he learned I'd been atheist for years

    Mak

    Might sound strange/premature, but although I was raised in a catholic family, and went to church every sunday and stuff, when I was 12 I realized I was an atheist. I told my parents and they were pretty cool with it, even though they were a bit bewildered (they reasonably thought I was a bit too young to make that decision by myself). I'm 18 now and haven't had a second thought about it in 6 years.

    Aaron Eisenberg

    @Mak Not premature at all, I realized it at 7 in second grade science class!

    ComikkiLL

    No one knows anything.

    eyeoftheshiticane1 tpb

    @Aaron Eisenberg your second grade science class was separate from regular class?

  69. Werewolf Assassin

    I'm more science than faith,
    more karma than bread and booze
    I'm not an asshole I'm just a little confused

    Chad Singer

    As i started to read this in me drunken stupor it synced up perfectly with the song and now i feel pretty cool.. thanks dude

  70. Em Drennan

    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  71. Claytron830000000000

    so good...

  72. theculprit101

    His flow on that last verse. So smooth.

  73. MrErdnuesse

    antique nazi paraphenelia wtf :D

    Elijah Franklin

    The Vatican was silent on the Holocaust. Likely it was less approval than existential threat, but it gets brought up.

  74. Dad

    My favorite part of this song is the random snippets of the girl saying random things in the background. like at 0:43

    Shawn Pacarar

    I honestly think that is minnie mouse. cannot confirm though

    almost_ friday

    I wish i would have commented sooner but its from this https://youtu.be/U8BWBn26bX0?t=3m12s

  75. MoistRigby

    I've been trying my hardest to remember the lyrics to this so I can learn the bridge and play this masterpiece.

  76. FayeH 88

    "with the knowledge that love is just another word for revenge "

  77. mrsimm

    i knew it!

    Sam S

    My favorite part.

  78. Orion Thedragon

    Where can I find the instrumental for this?

  79. goochman 420

    yee yee

  80. thefrog

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    I love when good music like this pouring thru my ear and melts down my mind...my body,well, i don't care about it...
    Thank you Mr. Aesop Rock!

  81. goochman 420

    sack of my balls.

  82. Ismael Moran

    dear LORD if it wasnt for you id be another brick in the wall for all you to witness im not crazy our backrounds are similar i choose to carry mu cross this wprld needs forgiveness becaise it is sicken ing to live her

  83. Ismael Moran

    they want to interogate me? curse who takes the holy smoke in vain

  84. Mixed Jesus

    where can I find the download?

    wissen

    Youtube-mp3


    thank me later

    Devin Draco

    +Jazzy lolololol

  85. Dusty OldBones

    one of his dopest songs. also one of easier to understand.

    Sergeagle

    +Darren Pinson "He told them simply and sincerely, in words everyone could understand, so that all could learn the lesson he was trying to teach"

    Darren Pinson

    +Sergeagle Exactly. My English teacher always told me a good writer doesn't just write in minor and subtle details that draw parallel imagery and metaphoric symbolism for nothing... and I believe same can be applied to music. This is further proof that Aesop is the Shakespeare of hip hop. If you dissect and piece he has ever done and look for hidden meanings, double meanings, or anything figurative... I'm sure you'll stumble upon another great discovery like this.

    Darren Pinson

    +Darren Pinson *any

    Yo Lo

    holy shit i just got the parable sample at the beginning... Wish some of my other favorite rappers would shirk their religion and open their eyes. (looking at you, vinnie paz)

    Darren Pinson

    Yo Lo 😂😂😂

    I think we should give Boxcutter Pazzy a pass because, for one, he's only clinging to Islam to avoid the stereotype that "the majority of Italian Americans are Catholic..." And two because he's a hard ass. Lol.

  86. MetalFaceDOOM

    I find it amusing how Aesop fans discuss his vocabulary as a reason he's better than M.F DOOM but they rarely (if ever) bring up the rhyme density test in which DOOM is clearly miles ahead of Aesop. I will be honest, I haven't invested much time or energy in Aesop's music so for the most part it sounds like gibberish with a somewhat off-kilter flow. I'm sure he's dope if you spend enough time analysing and deciphering his lyrics but for now I just don't get the hype.

    Z-Scart

    +mrchaotiq
    I know I care enough to type this, but who cares if Aesop Rock is better then M.F DOOM or vice versa. I hate it when I see nothing but " 'blank' is better then 'blank'" or "Top best rappers"....Like That's all I see sometimes...and it's like, if you see it as a competition, then you got the wrong mindset.

    coffee stained cumrag

    I love both. I prefer aes but thats just because his style suits 'me' better. I dont really get the hype either but both sides are simply opinions

    MetalFaceDOOM

    +Z-Scart Hip hop has always been competitive, why do you think battle rap exists? Or top 5 DOA lists exist? You may be one of those rap fans that has no interest in who the best MC on the planet is but you'd be in the minority.

    Z-Scart

    @mrchaotiq 
    "Top five rappers: 
    1. Eminme
    2. M&M
    3. Slime Shady
    4. Eminem
    5. Snoop DAWG"

    Eminem is way better than any rapper, even better than  M.F DOOM!!!!!!!!!!



    *I hate it when I see **_nothing but_** " 'blank' is better then 'blank'" or "Top best rappers"*

    MetalFaceDOOM

    +Z-Scart Oh I see you're being facetious now. Eminem is good but he only needs one spot on any list. Personally I wouldn't have him in my top 5 but it's a subjective thing. If it was based accolades he'd be up there but as an MC I have him somewhere in the 6-10 category.

  87. Klause

    Coming back to this video after 7 years is insane, knowing it was one of the first times I had ever questioned religion as a teenager and it did a damn good job.

  88. Me Auntie Nora

    "Watchin a thousand flavors of the same god feud."

    So fucking good.

    ajgators

    +bcmasur call me crazy but i bet that wasnt gods demeanor.

    BiscuitHead

    I always thought it was "a thousand flavors of the same god fuse".

    Me Auntie Nora

    @BiscuitHead Interesting! Ancient gods fusing into some homogeneous monster of multiculturalism is a cool concept. Also, I probably have more misheard lyrics for Aesop Rock than any other artist... Sometimes I'm not even sure he's speaking English haha.

    But I'm pretty sure those lines are highlighting the hypocritical violence of many religions. He contrasts the "feuding gods" with an alleged "peace" that doesn't seem to be there.

    But I think the best argument against it being "fuse" is he uses the word in the previous line, "just a lit fuse in the back of the pews..." Though it has the connotation of a burning fuse of a bomb about to explode, as opposed to fusing into one. By referencing a bomb in a place of worship (perhaps figuratively to refer to his patience, or faith, running out...) he sets up the next couple lines being about the contradictory violence that is a deal-breaker alone for him.

    BiscuitHead

    @Me Auntie Nora No, it's feud, but fuse, like you said, adds an interesting set of alternative interpretations.

    Josh Horley

    you're Aussie aren't you?

  89. Me Auntie Nora

    I still remember the moment 10 years ago when I was in a friend of a friend's car, and he put this EP on. I hadn't heard anything quite like it, and it sounded awesome... this song especially perked up my ears with its meaningful message and unique production. Been a fan ever since.

    Aloha SnackBar

    you are right

    Smoqueed

    wtf exact same way I found him as well, back in 2006, dont remember the song but i remember it being in my friends car during a burn cruise and it made everything crazy surreal

    Z 1

    Me Auntie Nora haha! I got introduced to Aes in 2008 my friend put on "None Shall Pass" I had to listen to it again and again all the way home. 9 years later still love every song and album. I believe Aes has changed my life, his lyrics have inspired me to look at life in a whole new perspective.

    brennan eaton

    This is how all people learn of new music. It is called sharing. Funny thing is that is the same way i found out about Aesop Rock, Was in an older Seniors car "i was an incoming freshman about 2000" during a mid day blunt break , and he put on AppleSeed and my mind drifted for the next hour, just amazed that a human could paint with music.
    :)

    Phil da sky

    brennan eaton that's what got me, a blunt! Hahaaa! I wanted to listen to atmosphere cuz a buddy of mine told me about rse and how good they are. So I went to lime wire to DL and found Aes along with it. It was MFEW and apple seed!! I was higher than a giraffe's ass, and I heard kill'em all. I swear when I look back on that it was one of those albert hoffman lsd bike ride kind of experiences, it really changed the course of my life. Funny how I just realized that typing this comment. Music and weed are awesome!

  90. Question Mark

    This song is very good.

  91. wissen

    am i the only one who actually can keep up with Aes and his crazy ass frantic rhythm?

    Inimical

    @***** You also might like the mediocre music I upload to my channel if you checked it out.

    Inimical

    @***** Thanks man, tell me what you think of it, theres only really mediocre demos up right now that I'm not really that happy with but I'm working on a lot of it and should have way better stuff out soon.

    Inimical

    @***** Yeah you're spot on with your points, I'm completely aware of the problems with my uploads and like I said I'm not really happy with them anyway, just some demo like stuff to start out with while I work on it and build myself up, but I have a lot planned and have been working on improving it all and it'd be cool if you could subscribe and keep up with videos, soon they should be way better and I think you'd start to like them more as I upload.

    Inimical

    @***** Yeah and the feedback definitely means a lot, I've been constantly working on a lot of things which is why my uploads slowed down but I should have new stuff up soon, mad thanks for the support and feedback, I'll be sure to post something soon.

    North Ayase

    +556FATHOMS This one is pretty straight forward.

  92. Dimitri Ryssäkov

    Asap rocky -holy ghost

    Tyler Mada

    Dimitri Ryssäkovl rage

  93. Luc A

    hmmm k this one is a little obscure but who was the fat guy sitting in the Jobs home with all the kids??? next to the hobbit window that shit is all fake I think?? freaked enuff to say uncle ??? in a black shirt and white collar??? which mac world was it?? hehehe dressed like a priest??? so people could live in a fantasy instead of reality???
    PHAROAH

    The0uternet

    @Luc A what the fuck are you saying? if that is your depiction of the lyrics, you need to find the lyrics online and read them while you listen carefully.

  94. thatdirtyrascal

    Christmas morning smelled fresher than angel pussy!

    Chris Masamune

    Like, Laser-tag was way more spiritual than blood & body wafer bags
    And Manger staffs as long as Santa ate the cookies!