Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, Homeboy Sandman | Higher Ground Ballroom | Clubs | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
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Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, Homeboy Sandman 

When: Thu., Feb. 19, 8:30 p.m. 2015
Price: $18/20. AA

Word Up

According to a 2014 study by data scientist Matt Daniels comparing the number of unique words used within various hip-hop artists’ first 35,000 lyrics, Aesop Rock is the wordiest rapper in history. That’s probably not news to fans of the San Francisco-based rapper, who has long entertained — and befuddled — fans and critics with his hyper-literate flow. But check this out: The percentage of original words found in AR’s work compares favorably to that of some literary classics, including Moby Dick and selected works by William Shakespeare. In other words, Aesop Rock has a larger vocabulary than the Bard. Aesop Rock plays the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington this Thursday, February 19, with Rob Sonic and Homeboy Sandman. Bring a thesaurus.
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