Artist: Aesop Rock. If there's a Mt. Rushmore for white alt-intellectual hip hop, he's on it. I like this video, though the time lapse conceit for a full 4:30 is kinda lazy. Can I get one cut-away to a booby or a slam dunk or something? But the final picture's cool! That said, I disagree with Jeff's perfunctory ejaculations(?), and will chalk the superlatives up to caucasian affirmative action. Which is cool. But this vid is certainly not for everyone. And it's not better than your favorite rapper's video if your favorite rapper is any good...
BUT: 5-10 years ago the "not for everyone" sentiment would have been cause for frustration for the artists. Now it's embraced in our "niche new media economy." It's funny that the different context doesn't really change the success level of these indie-alt artists -- Aesop Rock would sell the same in any era -- but it gives them less to complain about. Less whining about "The System," and more looking in the mirror figuring out if you're really connecting with people like that.
blah blah, me smarty-arty negro ...[grunt]... me post video cause I like:
via: the Passion