Jeremy Fish x Aesop Rock … “None Shall Pass” and the Story of Collaboration

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By the time hip-hop artist and producer Aesop Rock released his brilliant 2007 album, None Shall Pass, he was already a major name within the underground hip-hop scene. But None Shall Pass sounded a bit different than his past work: the lyrics were more esoteric, stories more dense, the beats and samples a bit more abstract. And, it was an album that showcased a unique friendship: Jeremy Fish was not only the creator of the cover artwork for None Shall Pass, but his signature characters were animated in the music video for the album’s title track.

ARYZ for Aesop Rock "Skelethon" Album Cover

Music // Thursday, March 29, 2012
Our good friend, hip-hop artist and contributor to Juxtapoz, Aesop Rock, is set to release a new album, Skelethon, on July 10, 2012. For the occasion, he enlisted Spanish artist, ARYZ, to do the album's cover. See it big after the jump . . .

Aryz Paints Aesop Rock's newest LP

Street Art // Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Aesop Rock’s newest album titled “Skelethon” has a wonderfully painted cover by one of our favorite of street artists, Aryz.  Over the years Aesop Rock has chosen a range of talented folks to grace his album cover, but his has to be the best yet.  Be on the lookout for “Skelethon” coming out soon.

Snoop Dogg, Mike Giant, Aesop Rock, and Bryan Coons for Jeremy Fish's "Listen and Learn"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Jeremy Fish is releasing a few more animations in conjunction with his new solo show, Listen and Learn, which opens on June 21, 2011 at Joshua Liner Gallery. This video features excerpts of the stories from Snoop Dogg, Bryan Coons, Mike Giant and Aesop Rock.

Jeremy Fish "Listen and Learn" at Joshua Liner Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 26, 2011
To this day, one of our most talked about covers was the December 2006 issue featuring Jeremy Fish as interviewed by Aesop Rock. Anytime we hear Fish's name, it brings back good energy. Fish will be opening his newest solo show, Listen and Learn, at Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC on June 21, 2011.

In Music: Jux' Contributor Aesop Rock Remixes Dirty Ghosts' New SIngle

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Aesop Rock has contributed to Juxtapoz Magazine in a few ways, mainly the cover stories on both Jeremy Fish and Tomer Hanuka, respectively (still trying to get that Chris Ware story, maybe someday). In music news, Aesop just remixed the Dirty Ghosts' newest single, "Shout It In," which is the B-side to the original "Shout It In" track. Listen after the jump . . .

Aesop Rock adidas Originals sneaker from Upper Playground

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 28, 2008
This Thursday, July 31st, marks the release of the new Aesop Rock adidas Originals sneaker from Upper Playground. The Stan Smith shoe is the third release in the four-part series that also includes designs from fine artists Herbert Baglione, David Choe, and Sam Flores. Aesop Rock is an American hip-hop artist from New York that is known for his storytelling style of rap. He has collaborated with established entities such as Nike and painter Jeremy Fish on various projects, and he is excited to introduce his first sneaker design with Upper Playground. Aesop Rock explains the design concept behind his Stan Smith sneaker: “The faded green and gold colors have a strange eerie-meets-regal vibe that I liked when designing the art for last year's None Shall Pass album. I wanted to continue that color scheme, and keep it pretty simple. I didn’t want anything too intrusive. Basically I just wanted something that I’d rock, and my mother might even wear them.” There are only 500 pairs available of this sneaker worldwide. Sizes range from men's size 4 to 13.5. To get your hands on the Aesop Rock adidas Originals sneaker, visit www.upperplayground.com or head to an Upper Playground retail store. The sneaker will go on sale online at 8 am PT on Thursday, July 31st. Aesop Rock is currently touring throughout the U.S. to promote his critically acclaimed album None Shall Pass. For tour dates and other information on Aesop Rock, please visit: www.myspace.com/aesoprockwins See the sweet video below and more shots of Aesop Rock’s design here…

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