Appleseed (EP)

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EP by Aesop Rock
Released 1999
Genre Alternative hip hop, jazz rap
Length 31:54
Label Self-released as a CD-R
Producer Aesop Rock
Omega One
Aesop Rock chronology
Music for Earthworms
Professional ratings
Review scores
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RapReviews (8/10)[1]

Appleseed is an EP by the American hip hop artist Aesop Rock, the second of two self-released CDs before his first Mush Records album, Float (2000). It is available only on CD-R. The title is a reference to the Appleseed manga created by Masamune Shirow. The artwork for this EP was by Aesop Rock and Neal Usatin.[2] The track "Dryspell" liberally samples the song "Peace" by Ornette Coleman.

The album was re-released for the summer 2008 tour, but only 1,000 copies were printed. The EP has since been auctioned on the Internet at numerous websites, with pricess ranging from 80 to 100 dollars.[3] It was released again for the 2012 Skelethon tour.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Produced by Length
1. "Appleseed Intro" Aesop Rock 1:08
2. "Dryspell" Aesop Rock 4:31
3. "Same Space (The Tugboat Complex Part 2)" Aesop Rock 3:52
4. "Sick Friend" Omega One 4:30
5. "Hold the Cup" (Contains a sample from "The Jowful Toy of 1001 Faces" by Themselves) Aesop Rock 4:58
6. "1,000 Deaths" Blockhead[4] 3:43
7. "Blue in the Face" Aesop Rock 4:28
8. "Odessa" (featuring Doseone) Aesop Rock 4:44