Aesop Rock Releases Video For New Single “Pizza Alley”

Aesop Rock Pizza Alley Artwork

Aesop Rock returns with heat via the new joint “Pizza Alley”

Aesop Rock, one of underground hip-hop’s most enduring and illuminating talents, has just shared a second video/single leading into the release of his new album Spirit World Field Guide (set for release on November 13 via Rhymesayers).

“Pizza Alley” picks up right where previous video “The Gates” left off, pulling viewers deeper into a broadening narrative that is rife with increasingly unhinged and hallucinatory imagery and animations, an apt parallel to the song’s lyrically labyrinthian paean to the album’s titular world.

The visual was directed by Aesop’s longtime collaborator Rob Shaw, with illustrations by Justin “Coro” Kaufman, who also designed the album’s vivid artwork and packaging.

“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/