Aesop Rock is American hip hop star and producer. He was popular in late 90s and early 2000s.
Aesop Rock was born on June 5, 1976 in Syosset, New York. His full name is Ian Matthias Bavitz. He was raised in Northport, Long Island. Name of his father is Paul and name of his mother is Jameija.
He is raised with two brothers, Graham and Christopher, as Catholic, but eventualy Ian become agnostic. Ian graduated in 1994 at Northport High School. In 1998 Ian graduated on Boston University in Massachusetts.
Before rapping Ian had several jobs. He started with rapping in early 90s. Influenses on his career had BDP, Run DMC, KMD and Public Enemy. Ian also liked to listen Fugazi, Dead Kennedys and Ministry, which he meet thanks to his brother Chris. Ian also learned to play some instruments like bass and piano.
While he was on college, Ian released solo album Music for Earthworms in 1997. With money that he earned with previous album, he released next one in 1999. This album was titled Applespeed EP and it was recieved good critics in circuit of underground hip hop.
Year after his graduation he obtained deal for his first record in 1999. Ian released his first album in 2000, titled Float. This is the time when he was worker in photography gallery. In August 2001 he had nervous breakdown. The song which is about this period „One of Four“ is on his next album.
In 2001 Ian released his next album named Labor Days. Most popular song on this album is „Daylight“, which was re-released because of popularity in 2002 on next album, with alternative version of „Night Light“. Song from this album was on 15th place at Unated States Independent Charts. Word is about song Labour, which is also heard in Tony Hawk‘s Pro Skater 4.
Next album was released in 2003, and it was titled Bazooka Tooth. Production for this album was mostly done by himself. Three songs did Blockhead and one Definitive Jux Label CEO EI-P. Afther this he released single „No Jumper Cables“, after this comes another single „Freeze“. One more single „Build Your Own Bazooka Tooth“ was released in 2004. Specific for this song was contest in wich people had to do remix using instrumentals and a cappellas.
In 2005, Ian released EP titled Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives. In 2007 he released instrumental track which was length 45 minutes for Nike+iPod. In the same year he released his next album titled None Shall Pass.
In 2009, Ian was producer of Felt’s album, named Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez. In 2012, he released his next album Skelethon. In 2016, Ian released album named The Impossible Kid. Announcement for this album was song Rings.
In 2005, Ian married Allyson Baker. She is member of band Dirty Ghosts as vocalist and guitarist. This couple decided to divorce after they moved to San Francisco.
Full name: Ian Matthias Bavitz
Nick name: Aesop Rock
Date of birth: June 5, 1976
Birth place: Syosset, New York
Residence: San Francisco, California
Occupation: rapper, musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments: Guitar, MPC, Sequencer, Vocal, Bass Guitar
Education: Northport High School and Boston University
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Paul Bavitz
Mother name: Jameija Bavitz
Brother‘s names: Christopher T. and Graham
Marital status: Divorced
Girlfriend name: Unknown (ex wife Allyson Baker)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Body measurements: Unknown
Chest size: Unknown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Blue
Waist size: Unknown
Hip size: Unknown
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $2.2 million
Salary is not revealed.
Ian have his page on Facebook with more than 200.000 likes. Link is: https://www.facebook.com/AesopRockWins/.
His Instagram profile have 70.3K followers. Link is: https://www.instagram.com/aesoprockwins/.
His Twitter profile have 115K followers. Link is: https://twitter.com/AesopRockWins/.
His YouTube channel have more than 7000 subscribers. Link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy7EBgGtHw6fHlAfc5bPAHA.
Interesting Facts about Aesop Rock
He have tattoos on both forearms. On one is written “Must Not Sleep” and on the other “Must Warn Others. He used this tattoos for his song Antisocial.
Aesop Rock is stage name for Ian Matthias Bavitz. He was born on June 5, 1976 in Syosset, New York. He was raised with his two brothers (Christopher and Graham) in Northport, Long Island. Their father name is Paul, and mother’s name is Jameija.
Ian graduated 1994 at Norhtport High School, and 1998 at Boston University, Massachusetts.
While he was at college, Ian has recorded and published his first album Music For Earhworms in 1997. This album was financed by himself. With money that he earned with this album, he recorded and published Appleseed EP in 1999.
He got first deal for record in 1999, so he released next album in 2000, titled Float. In the next year he had nervous breakdown. One of Four is song on next album which is about this period.
In 2001, he released album Labor Days, and in the next year he published EP Daylight. In 2003 he released album Bazooka Tooth. In 2005, he released EP Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives. None Shall Pass is album published in 2007. Skelethon is next album released in 2012. In 2016 was published The Impossible Kid.
He married Allyson Baker in 2005. This couple divorced after they moved to San Francisco.