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Another fantastic video from Open Mike Eagle and his recently launched comedy show on Comedy Central. On Eat Your Feelings, he is joined by Wu Tang favourite, Method Man, as the duo offer some fine rhymes on the subject of OTT flexin’ by literally eating luxury goods.

Last week I shared a new Open Mike Eagle video with you, taken from his newly birthed comedy show, which he presents alongside Baron Vaughn. Now he’s back with another hilarious joint, this time featuring the enigmatic OG, DOOM, as the pair delve into the idea of “the cop that lives inside all black men’s heads”. The New Negroes is currently being shown on Comedy Central.

Open Mike Eagle recently debuted his new comedy series, The New Negroes, a show which he has put together with comedian and actor, Baron Vaughn. The show features a blend of stand up, sketches and music, as demonstrated in this new video which Comedy Central released a few days ago. In it we see Mike trying his best to hold his tongue in his workplace and beyond, before things get too much and he unleashes his unfiltered self, in the form of Danny Brown. The track is produced by Bionik.

More excellent visual work from Open Mike Eagle, as he releases the new video for Every Single Thing. The track is produced by DJ Nobody and Eureka the Butcher, and is lifted from Eagle’s latest project, What Happens When I Try To Relax. The video was directed by Spencer Garland. The EP is available now via Auto Reverse.
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Blockhead kicked off 2019 with his new album, which is already a contender for all of your end of year lists. It included a stellar cast of supporting players, including this track Slippery Slope which features billy woods, Open Mike Eagle and Breeze Brewin. It’s now also got its own claymation video, courtesy of the talented Mr. Oz. Free Sweatpants is available now via Backwoodz Studioz.

Blockhead has been a favourite producer of mine ever since I first heard his work with Aesop Rock on Labor Days. Over the years he has maintained a steady stream of solid solo releases – Music by Cavelight and Uncle Tony’s Coloring Book, being two personal favourites – as well as some excellent production credits for some equally excellent rappers. The one thing I have always wanted to hear from him though was a production album, featuring loads of good MCs rapping their asses off, which is exactly what the New York producer delivered today.
Following on from last year’s Funeral Balloons – his debut release on his new label home, Backwoodz Studioz – Free Sweatpants merges quintessential Blockhead instrumentals, with plenty of strong features from a whole host of talented writers. As if it’s not enough having Tree, Hemlock Ernst, Aesop Rock, Armand Hammer, Homeboy Sandman, Vic Spencer and Marq Spekt involved, Blockhead kicks off the album with a track featuring Open Mike Eagle, billy woods AND Breeze Brewin. The result is as good as you would hope for and more. I spent years waiting for this album to happen and I am happy to be able to say it has surpassed all my expectations. Free Sweatpants is available to stream in full below and you find downloads over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Ever since Pan Amsterdam came to the fore earlier this year, they have been garnering attention from a wide range of notable entities, including art rap avocate, Open Mike Eagle. In fact the MC was so impressed with Pan Amsterdam’s whole vibe, that he invited them to accompany him on his North American tour.
They have also recently collaborated together on the brilliant No Snare, where they exchange 16s over a glitchy beat from Mr.Shn and Pajama Sam, accompanied by Leron Thomas on trumpet. You can stream the track below and downloads are available via Def Presse. Read the rest of this entry »

Claymation vibes aplenty in the excellent new video from Open Mike Eagle. We were recently treated to a new EP from the Los Angeles-based MC and Microfiche is just one of the gems to be found on the project. The animated magic comes courtesy of William Child.

It’s been just over a year since Open Mike Eagle blessed the scene with his acclaimed Brick Body Kids Still Daydream album and now he returns with his latest project, What Happens When I Try To Relax. The EP is filled with all the humour, wordplay and social commentary that have made Mike one of the most important entities on the current wave of so-called Art Rap – a phrase he himself is credited with coining. What Happens When I Try To Relax is out now on Mike’s new label, AutoReverse and you can stream it below. Read the rest of this entry »

Strong start to Illingsworth arrival on the Mello Music Group label, as he releases his new album, You’re No Fun. Primarily an instrumental album, peppered with a few vocal tracks, it acts as a fine showcase of Illingsworth’s dexterity behind the boards. There are a couple of features from fellow label mates Denmark Vessey and Open Mike Eagle, who appears on the previously released single, Peeves. The album is available to stream below and you can cop a download over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »