Ian Bavitz, a.k.a. Aesop Rock, is sitting on a clothes-strewn couch in his Brooklyn apartment. His coffee table is littered with empty Parliament cigarette boxes, and his labelmate, rapper Camu Tao, lurks next to him under a sheet, cursing at a TV screen as he wrestles with video game demons. Bavitz is lanky and unkempt, with dark eyes and a mischievous smile. Amid the mess of his bachelor pad, chain-smoking in his sweatpants, the 27-year-old is not immediately striking as a... More >>>