Watch: Aesop Rock Enlists Bad Ass Ballerinas for Gritty “Cycles to Gehenna” Video
Directed by Ben Fee and Pete Lee, the clip incorporates a “gaggle of bad ass ballerinas” who, despite their rugged appearance, add beautiful delicacy.
Meanwhile, the Cali emcee experiments with motorcycle riding as a form of escape from the death of real life friend Camu Tao, who succumbed to lung cancer in 2008.
“Here is how a great escape goes when you can’t take your dead friends names out your phone.”
The clip’s dark, grittiness supports “Gehenna” being a place outside of ancient Jerusalem referred to in scriptures as the “destination of the wicked” or hell.
Released on Rhymesayers, SKeLETHoN peaked at #3 at Amazon‘s Pop Rap album charts on July 10th, 2012 and debuted at #21 on the Billboard 200 with 14,000 copies sold in its first week.
Enjoy Aesop‘s new video for “Cycles to Gehenna” and enjoy behind-the-scenes photos by Rick Marr from the shoot below!