Aesop Rock - Pizza Alley (Official Video)

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Clair - Zoe Shaw
Charlie - Liam Shaw
Maggie - Mirabella Simantel
Bucket - Edie Shaw
Archeologist - Robert D’Esposito
Director - Rob Shaw
Executive Creative Director - Jason Bacon
Executive Producer - Tsui Ling Toomer
Producer - Robert D’Esposito
Animation Director - John Summerson
Prop & Set Fabricator - Erik Hoofnagle
Live Action DP - Rodrigo Melgarejo
Live Action Gaffer - Eric Macy
Live Action AC - Lane Clark
Live Action Sound Mixer - Evan Gandy
Compositor/Editor- Rob Shaw
Color Correct - Orland Longlight
Animation elements designed by - Justin “Coro” Kaufman
Production Company: Little-Giant
Song Credits:
Written & Produced By Aesop Rock
Bass by James Lynch.
Additional Instrumentation by Grimace Federation.
Keep it classy, key to Pizza Alley, weaving traffic in a overheating taxi, in Lima, tickets to liberate the center, pitch surrender to a witch doctor pouring amphibians out the blender, underneath a glowing purple Christ, perfect surf, curl up and die, cobblestone alone a master class in open world design, I came from the wasteland in featherlight trail pants, fugee off the ant trail, Inca Trail mailman, fail in every hemisphere, show me the ambrosia, maybe ghost into the coca leaf and holy heliconia, where shaman opt to zombify undocumented expats, high and writing Ayuahasca letters back to Melmac, dear friends, send help yesterday, yours true, condor, puma, serpiente, talk rap albums over alpaca medallions, with metal-heads who traffic magic flowers from the mountains, to the houses of the holy, a token of that sacred valley balance, so you don't expel omega fatty acids, the strays in the plaza look happier than my neighbors, they answer to Paddington Bear in waders, it's amazers, what ship, what shore? I grew up writing riddles under bridges in New York, now I travel like a highwayman who whispers to his horse, sharing stories of the winter, trying to trigger something pure, from dying on the vine, to “it's alive and indivisible”, to “how'd I get this far without a bindle full of crystal skulls?” Cozy local woven goods, beaded shit for people you have never met or spoken to, but know they'll need to hold Peru, throw a couple logs on the fire, there's a chimney in San Blas where you can hear Baby Dayliner bouncing softly off the navy blue, April showers, paper moon, run the light, and beat the drum, and smoke the dope, and raid the tomb
Pay no mind to the bygones, find him a strange hill to die on, never let me die on a regular hill, never let me die on a regular hill
Ey, the local homie blow smoke on his wounds, and talk about the jungle like it's always in the room, new and shooting lumens out of a canoe into the ruins, silly putty for some other-worldly woo-woo to influence, ooo it's a, strange bouquet, not today Supay, rubber boots, and tumbo juice, and tarantula toupee, canopy going ham over camp in a feuding biome, Os Mutantes row, row, rowing the wrong way into the diode, fry the banana, heart of palm ribbons, fish from the river, sauces made of citrus, on a screen porch pimpled after dark with frogs and lizards, when high as hell they might as well be Mothras and Godzillas, it's awesome, peer into the spirit quest, spellbound, 3 to 1 machete, yelling back into the hellmouth, you hit the labyrinth an ambassador of peace and love, you might return with the root of your superego plunged
The river boils when it sees me
"Electric eels killed two of my best friends" said the local to the gringo, then dove in off the pirogue, in a cloud of smokey mopacho they boat in from Iquitos, mosquitos on the wall of the Amazonian ethos, out to bounce a light off any hairy eyeball in the basin, wild pig, owl, baby caiman, coral snakes that drape down from the timbers like the 6 fingers of Satan, they only speak in "S's", you can not get an "Amen”, I told my darkest secrets to a pair of fuchsia dolphins, the doozie out in Paris, the futures I had squandered, they whispered something to me I will bear unto my coffin, what's apparent via occam is despondency is common, we traded numbers and made off into the pond scum, humming Muddy Waters, motherfucker I am on one, earth, wind, fire, and papaya, we fly with the poison arrow, we dive with the arapaima
#AesopRock #PizzaAlley #SpiritWorldFieldGuide


  1. Gonzalo Morales Sánchez

    Gonzalo Morales Sánchez

    Цагийн өмнө

    Dear Aes, if you're reading this, we thank you. This is fresh and challenging at the same time. We have to elevate our ears to your standards. And that's what being an artist is about!

  2. amanda miller

    amanda miller

    10 цагийн өмнө

    “We fly, with the poison arrow. We dive, with the Arapaima.” Aesop....in a NUTSHELL.

  3. UKCSR


    22 цагийн өмнө

    When the beat switch hits, it's like the clouds opened up and all that is good with Hip Hop came pouring out...

  4. Wicked Ras

    Wicked Ras

    22 цагийн өмнө

    Just deep..a Statement..Aes rocks and handles shit.



    22 цагийн өмнө

    off the credenza... mnmore.info/bin/video/fIzR2KSGom-tZ9I

  6. James Jamison

    James Jamison

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I feel like the only reason Ace is slept on is because he goes so far above everyone's head.

  7. Daniel Ambrose

    Daniel Ambrose

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I get the distinct feeling that Aes and/or Rob have been watching Twin Peaks a lot.

  8. Immortal Ideas

    Immortal Ideas

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Gate to nowhere! Man this is epic... The art involved lyrically and visually are Straight S●LID...

  9. PEST


    Өдрийн өмнө

    Instantly brought me back to Siah & Yeshua's "A Day Like Any Other"...was kinda wantin that beat to filp one more time.

  10. Immortal Ideas

    Immortal Ideas

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The mountain as the face is perfect!!!!! Dam bro you went all in on this.

  11. Immortal Ideas

    Immortal Ideas

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Anybody realize he just solved the chilliad mystery ;))))

  12. Immortal Ideas

    Immortal Ideas

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Dam..... Always and I mean always brings the feels. This is straight S●LID 👈🔥🔥🔥👊

  13. El_Pyro


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    This man is marinating medicine once again!

  14. El_Pyro


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    This is THE BEST

  15. Drives Fast Likes Cats

    Drives Fast Likes Cats

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Shout out to Baby Dayliner 👍👍

  16. Drives Fast Likes Cats

    Drives Fast Likes Cats

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Aes' vocals imo have been mixed too HIGH since Rogue Wave, please upvote this so he can see it before spirit world drops 💀👻

  17. Karabo Masibi

    Karabo Masibi

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    From what I can deduce, it's about him taking psychedelics in Peru with the locals

  18. Big Shaq

    Big Shaq

    2 өдрийн өмнө


  19. Mnemonic Hotpocket

    Mnemonic Hotpocket

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    That smoke ghost has a mean flow.

  20. R Haus

    R Haus

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    This guy... Once you lick the frog... let the beat drop on the Banana

  21. Everything_is_over_ hyped

    Everything_is_over_ hyped

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Speechless 👐

  22. Dom’s Waking Life

    Dom’s Waking Life

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Been listening to Aesop Rock consistently since I was 11 years old, Aes truly hasn’t put out a bad project, record, song. The amount of times I’ve played “None Shall Pass” there should be a restraining order against me 😂😂😂 Aes is indie Hip-Hops king and under-denying G.O.A.T.

  23. Ryden Seelie

    Ryden Seelie

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    This song gives me huge Ruby '81 vibes. I think it's the slow build up of the initial beat

  24. ᴅʀᴀᴋᴏ ᴅʀᴀᴡs

    ᴅʀᴀᴋᴏ ᴅʀᴀᴡs

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't even know who or what this is it was just recommended to me. Anyone have any songs of theirs to recommend I start with?

    • divinefallfromgrace


      2 өдрийн өмнө

      Just try "The Impossible Kid" album, and work your way from there if you like it. Greatest rapper ever I'd say.

  25. CannibalClone89


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you for swooping up Aesop Rhymesayers. Much love to SLUG, RIP Eyedea.

  26. Alex LeRoy

    Alex LeRoy

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    You can’t tell me that archeologist isn’t James Rolfe (the Angry Video Game Nerd)

  27. Tala Butterfield

    Tala Butterfield

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    That beat/flow switch was HOT.

  28. 82crowder


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Saturn is dark

  29. HoboBama


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    '..they talk about the jungle like it's always in the room..' 🧡

  30. methusulah


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    that bass line got some dkc2 vibes mmm

  31. Benevolent Baphomet

    Benevolent Baphomet

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Word. Good job. Strange how naturally the stories tell the same lessons.

  32. Nathanael Jungkunz

    Nathanael Jungkunz

    5 өдрийн өмнө


  33. Blacksheepilluminate


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Matthew 6:22

  34. Piffius Maximus

    Piffius Maximus

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    look into the microscope and see a universe

  35. Kelly Rankin

    Kelly Rankin

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    In case anyone is interested in the lady reading at the end of the video: mnmore.info/bin/video/hIbVr7ykpGyceKg

  36. tamimerkaz


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    So creative.

  37. Gingy McGingerton

    Gingy McGingerton

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Well, either Aes is here to help us save ourselves or we're all fucked. 1 of the 2. The Greatest! 💪❤🇺🇲☀️💊🔥🎯🍿👍

  38. Fire Theft

    Fire Theft

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I love how it starts out kinda hissy like his vocals are coming through a shitty radio. Almost like someone from another plane of existence trying to reach out to the universe to share his message. Dope ass song!

  39. UMworkshops


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Always the same Cult. Go get a Pizza and some Hot Dogs.

  40. Starfort Mudflood

    Starfort Mudflood

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    So now I go around randomly and break out into a "raise the roof"shaman dance singing DA RIVA BOIL WHEN IT SEEEEEEE ME

  41. StreetYippie Filthozophiser

    StreetYippie Filthozophiser

    6 өдрийн өмнө


  42. Richard Horger

    Richard Horger

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I’m beginning to think aes went down to South America and did some weird shit with with some of the local tribes.... I’m jealous

  43. David Slattery

    David Slattery

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    🐐 🐐 🐐

  44. casey t

    casey t

    6 өдрийн өмнө


  45. TOAOM123


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Its aight but definitely similar flow to water tower

  46. DaveDahuh


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Is this dude a mason, there's soo much symbolism in his videos?

  47. Rated R

    Rated R

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    What a minutia of hip hop artistry crammed into visual and auditory cornucopia. shit was fresh yo!

  48. sasogorelick


    6 өдрийн өмнө


  49. bobby dodd

    bobby dodd

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    this man voice sounds like paper crumpling

  50. vladimir Batyutin

    vladimir Batyutin

    7 өдрийн өмнө


  51. Hannah Roberts

    Hannah Roberts

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I can't put into words what aesop gives me...he just gets better and better



    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm not feelin the videos too much this time Aesop but liking the music

  53. 9arc


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    this one aint that good

  54. X X

    X X

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    the second half of this bangs soooooo hard

  55. Shon Christopher

    Shon Christopher

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Aesop loquasity puttin Commercial dilettante rappers To shame static emphatically Those feckless paramecium Spit greed and materialist dumb shit to an idiots parade the trojan beasts manufactured heatwave. - me

    • Shon Christopher

      Shon Christopher

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      Great stuff my dude, keep it coming. Enjoyable the generative Principle to the flow

  56. notdanroth


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    That's the medicine

  57. Robert Polson

    Robert Polson

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Long live Aesop Rock.

  58. Kalil Campbell

    Kalil Campbell

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    A M A Z E R Z

  59. helsinki


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Aesop got that LL cosign.

  60. zZz,zZz,zZz


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Heard a NAVY BLUE reference I think "without a bindle of crystal skulls" is an amazing line. thats a indiana jones reference. Aesop has never nuked the fridge

  61. siru moon

    siru moon

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    tobacco style is in this, sage needs to be in this. i love sage and ace. well slug and everyone. just bing a ass.,. a ass of the old days were good and still good.

  62. richard


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    a ho!

  63. neurosci guy

    neurosci guy

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm 34 years old and have been listening since I was 18. I remember being wholly obsessed with Labor Days, and feeling so god damned cool buying it at the local music chain in Charleston, SC. I gave em' the "oh, you've never listened to Aesop Rock?" to the poor checkout guy. I was the annoying dude who stood at the very front row of your show(s) in DC to make sure you noticed that I knew EVERY. WORD. of None Shall Pass. If you see this, know that your music got me through a lot, dude. I don't know if I'd be here without it. Thank you.

  64. Michael Stachowski

    Michael Stachowski

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Writing letters back to

  65. Austin Reed

    Austin Reed

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Dear Universe, Please have Aes, Boy Sand and Mike Eagle tour their new albums together and perform Syrup as a closer. If you could fit that in before the apocalypse that'd be rad. Thank you.

  66. Brutus B

    Brutus B

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    This shit gives me goosebumps. That's rare. Id like to have a serious talk to the 77 people that disliked this, and figure out their malfunction

  67. Jerod Does Reggae

    Jerod Does Reggae

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    The people at rap genius really have their work cut out for them on this one.. holy shit.

  68. Phoenix Swanson

    Phoenix Swanson

    8 өдрийн өмнө


  69. Ether Dojo

    Ether Dojo

    8 өдрийн өмнө


  70. rocket skates

    rocket skates

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Aes out here saving 2020. Bless him.

  71. Lewis Hart

    Lewis Hart

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    3:00 that switch up thoooo

  72. Brandon Kaminari

    Brandon Kaminari

    9 өдрийн өмнө


  73. æther


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    This man makes me proud to be named Ian. He is quite possibly our best Ian lol

  74. Adrian Strickland

    Adrian Strickland

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    from the bottom of my heart, thank you

  75. Joseph R.

    Joseph R.

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    This is so filthy

  76. Steven Yarbrough

    Steven Yarbrough

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm still trying to go on a shamanistic journey in Peru. I might try the frog secretion as well but, that just seems a little intense. I just want to actually talk to my spirit guides even if they are fuchsia dolphins. LSD has nothing on these chemical compounds. Aes let me know if you wanna go? I'm game! Been a fan since Appleseed! I don't know how many times I dubbed that tape. lol been roughly 20 years later and here we are. Gotta live like LUCY! Love ya brother!

  77. Ibuprofriend


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Incredible as always

  78. Maxs Music Capsule

    Maxs Music Capsule

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Feeling a strong skeleton vibe.. it's magical!

  79. juan carlos novoa

    juan carlos novoa

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    If you are from Perú give A THUMB UP....Si eres de Perú dale un me gusta

  80. Mike Jean

    Mike Jean

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Shout out to Melmac! Haven't heard the name of that planet in years.

  81. Wyrd Plaigh

    Wyrd Plaigh

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    This song is awesome, but I have to point out there is something wrong with the MNmore music version of this song. It has a constant buzzing sound that make's Aesop's voice hard to understand. It sounds right in this video, but the stand alone has crazy level issues I personally haven't seen before. Just posting this so maybe someone will notice and fix it.

  82. Georgie Bee

    Georgie Bee

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old cat figure in Peru....turns out it was just Aesop tripping and drawing Kirby on the side of a hill!

  83. Ryen York

    Ryen York

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    godDam this hits

  84. Donald Albert

    Donald Albert

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Dear Aesop, Why is it that people don't rap over 5/8 or 7/8 or other weird time signatures? I think it's sad that those rhythms seem relagated to other genes. Thank you for everything, Donald

    • taco mcarthur

      taco mcarthur

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      Mainstream rap right now is too fbusy with the whole triplet thing. Theyve discovered that triplets exist. Its fucking whack because everyone sounds exactly like eachother now doing that shit. Imagine a drummer that only used triplets. Boring as fuck

  85. Darque Ax

    Darque Ax

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Ace fucking spittin. This gave me skelethon vibes in the best way

  86. Matt Hughes

    Matt Hughes

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I must be on the wrong drugs for this vibe. Wtf?

  87. Lucas Swell

    Lucas Swell

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    So high, i liked the wrong frog.

  88. D.M dno

    D.M dno

    10 өдрийн өмнө


  89. th3hungry d3v

    th3hungry d3v

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Currently, 71 people clicked the wrong icon...

  90. Distorted Thought

    Distorted Thought

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Needed some Aesop rock🌌

  91. Heretic Rick

    Heretic Rick

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    The weirdest part is I dont think you've ever actually heard me rhyme pyre with fire. But it actually makes alot of sense now I think about it. Ok Im definitly not the first to. nevermind what I said earlier. But still that timings dope dude. I usually think of like kalis domain where she cuts off egos severs heads and purifies evil by fire. Its supposed to be a crematorium or something. Im not buddhist at all but I like what that stuff stands for with kali rudra and shiva and stuff. I dont know a whole lot about it.

  92. Tony Moore

    Tony Moore

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    This video is amazers

  93. Jeff Farnsworth

    Jeff Farnsworth

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    His flow just keeps getting better. This track is straight gold. Who could think of phrases like "tarantula toupe" and "a feuding biome"? AESOP, THAT'S WHO.

  94. Heretic Rick

    Heretic Rick

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    You used one of my rhymes bro. Its good. I use yours too. It gets stuck in the subconcious I think every rapper feels that way. Like the more rap you listen too/the more you freestyle or rap you make the more rhymes get stored in your head like a database. Then we always put our own twist on it. Usually comes out completely different. Im too high on benadryll to make sense. Kill

  95. Heretic Rick

    Heretic Rick

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    They say you never know what you have until its gone. After this Ill never be the same again. After living so many years in poverty the niceness in my heart is gone. All I feel is cold and empty. I will never forgive humanity for this.

  96. marthwithablackheart


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    This is some dank>>>>>>>>

  97. opsquash


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Of all things, Google Discover led me here

  98. Pussy Pirate Berg

    Pussy Pirate Berg

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    This is like the Pink Floyd of rap.

  99. Frank Petrik

    Frank Petrik

    10 өдрийн өмнө


  100. Berend Lammers

    Berend Lammers

    10 өдрийн өмнө