Aesop Rock - Appleseed (Indie Exclusive Smoke Vinyl)

by Official Releases

$21.99

On limited Clear & Black Smoke vinyl. The explosion of indie Hip Hop labels in the early 90s resulted in an ongoing snowball effect that started to shift the narrative around an artist's need to sign to a major label. Coincidentally, quality home recording equipment was also becoming more easily accessible and, with the rising popularity of CD-R technology, this allowed artists to write, record, and manufacture their own albums right at home.

Appleseed was a highly celebrated and influential release from that era, cementing Aesop Rock as a new face whose talent could not be denied. The album explores creative concepts with inventive writing and stripped-down yet melodic and melancholic production. Six out of the eight songs were produced by Aesop Rock, with Omega One producing "Sick Friend" and longtime collaborator Blockhead handling "1000 Deaths", and the project's sole guest lyricist was Dose One. The DIY process was followed in every aspect, as Aesop himself recalls, "I did the Appleseed hand style while working at Tepper Galleries in NYC. The cover was made at Kinko's. The first Appleseed CD's were CD-R's I duped at home and sold from my backpack at an MF DOOM show at Brownies, which was right below my apartment at the time. I continued to sell hand to hand in NY, while Blockhead started fielding some mail orders from a young internet. People would send us cash or a check, and he'd cut the covers out and mail them off." The two of them were able to move a couple thousand CDs that way before turning their attention to newer projects, particularly Float in Aesop's case. As a result, Appleseed went out of print for many years before resurfacing as a merch item on tour. However, in all that time it was only available on CD, directly from Aesop. Finally, 21 years after it's debut, Appleseed officially returns, now available on all digital platforms, as well as on vinyl for the first time!

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-We will not offer exchanges or returns for seam splits, corner dings, small creases and other similar cosmetic damage.

Updated policy: Starting 10/1/20 we will no longer accept any returns/refunds for unofficial releases. The 2 exceptions are listed below.

1- The LP’s arrived warped due to heat exposure in transport.

2- The wrong record was sent by mistake

Example artists that would fall under this policy: Frank Ocean, Mac Miller, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Flatbush Zombies, Chance The Rapper, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Logic, A$ap Mob/Rocky, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Tyler The Creator, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino, Wu-Tang, Brockhampton, etc.

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Please be mindful of the fact that defects are common with all unofficial releases sold anywhere online or at record stores. It is something that is unfortunately out of our control as we are just retailers.