My favorite bit in the new Aesop Rock album might be where he spends a bar explaining the previous line (from ‘100 Feet Tall’, a story about running into Mr. T at Carnegie Deli in the 80’s):

From a television toughie to endearing it’s eerie

Started rubbing his belly, then a quip for the pups

“It takes a place like this to fill Mr. T up”

Get it? For those of you who don’t know the establishment

They’re famous in Manhattan for serving gigantic sandwiches


Ross Karchner @rossk