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Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass

Jeff Weiss, Stylus, 5 September 2007

FEW HAVE DONE BETTER THAN THE DEF JUX CREW in capturing the twitchy fractured neurotransmitters of the George Bush/Paris Hilton American schizophrenia of the '00s. Carving out a subterranean fiefdom out of odd-ball eclecticism and non-conformity, the Jukies have less in common with other rap labels than they with another chain-smoking bohemian NYC-based collective, one who emerged in response to what writer Michael McLure called the "gray, chill, militaristic silence...the intellective void...the spiritual drabness" of Eisenhower America.

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