Aesop Rock is my favourite rapper for a number of reasons, including his transparency about his struggle with mental illness.
First time I heard One of Four on the Daylight EP, I was blown away but the honesty and also by how he managed to turn psychological trauma into a decent rap topic. On his most recent album he took a comedic swipe at the world of therapy in Shrunk and yesterday Rhymesayers released an excellent video for the track.
So much attention to detail, including a very funny look at Aesop Rock’s medical history, if you watch closely. Too many people involved with the production of the video to name them all, but there is a full list of credits on YouTube. The Impossible Kid is out now.