Rhymesayers rap phenom Aesop Rock has had an incredible year thanks to the success of his latest album,The Impossible Kid. Thursday (November 17), the East Coast native and Portland, Oregon transplant returns with new visuals for “Lotta Years” on the heels of his last video for “Shrunk” with Rob Sonic. Filmed in the City of Roses, this time he goes it alone and hits up a few local shops rapping about not only what he sees along the way, but also the impending doom of growing old. He meets a guy with a pair of lips tattoed on his neck and a girl with detachable dreads as he casually goes about his day.

“These are not necessarily my favorite hangouts,” Aesop explains to DX. “They are just places that let us film [laughs]. I wasn’t living where I live now at the time I wrote the song, so I didn’t really have access to the OG spots, but that’s fine. We were able to track down some great places that allowed us to re-create the idea.”

“I will say this,” he continues. “The girl with the detachable dreads reached out to me after hearing the song and figuring out that it was about her, so I flew her out to be in the video. The girl behind the counter in the juice bar is the girl I wrote about. She actually no longer had dreads when we got in touch, but had them for the shoot. Imagine that.”



Aes is about to begin another string of tour dates in support of his critically acclaimed album. Check out the tour dates below and video featuring a girl with detachable dreads above.

11.25 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall

11.26 – Bend, OR – Domino Room

11.27 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

11.29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar

12.01 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s

12.02 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre

12.03 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House

12.05 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

12.06 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red

12.07 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room

12.09 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

12.10 – Ft Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre

12.12 – Billings, MT – Pub Station

12.13 – Missoula, MT – Monk’s

12.16 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room

12.17 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway at SAIT

12.19 – Vancouver, BC – The Venue

12.20 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

01.06 – Fargo, ND – The Sanctuary

01.07 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge

01.09 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House

01.10 – St Louis, MO – Delmar Hall

01.11 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

01.13 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre

01.14 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

01.16 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

01.17 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm

01.19 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

01.20 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

01.21 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

01.23 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

01.24 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met

01.25 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street

01.27 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

01.28 – Montreal, QB – L’Astral

01.29 – Toronto, ON – MOD Club