TheDeadCanRap is a newly formed duo who announced their arrival this week, with the unveiling of the lead single from their debut album. Comprised of art rap favourite, Mike Ladd, and British abstract artist, Remi Rough, TheDeadCanRap aim to create art that encapsulates both their worlds in one left-field amalgamation. As well as the forthcoming album, there will also be an accompanying art-book, which you can find more info on via their Bandcamp page. The lead single, Imitations, also features fellow art rap advocate, Open Mike Eagle, while the rest of the project boasts appearances from Malik Ameer of Madison Washington and Nosaj of New Kingdom. You can hear Imitations below and then the full album is due for release on 11 December, via Def Pressé.
On Tuesday, Open Mike Eagle broke the news that he has a new album on the way. Titled Anime, Trauma + Divorce, the album will feature production from a number of contributors, including Black Milk, Frank Leone, Gold Panda and Caleb Stone, who notches up a few credits including the lead single. Bucciarati is a lively little number with a tasty feature from Kari Faux. OME’s previous collaborator, Jacknife Lee, is the album’s executive producer. Anime, Trauma + Divorce is due for full release on 16 October, along with a limited vinyl run of 1,000 copies (Down to 194 as I write this). Pre-orders and more info can be found on Bandcamp, and you can hear Bucciarati below. Continue reading “Open Mike Eagle ft. Kari Faux: Bucciarati + LP News”
Turning our attention towards Texas now and this new track from resident producer, Dr Bobby Banner. The MPC specialist has teamed up with blog favourite, Open Mike Eagle, for Colomb, as well as fellow Texas artist, Scuare.
It’s another sublime offering from R.A.P. Ferreira, as he releases his new album into the world. The artist formerly known as Milo has long been lauded as an MC who embraces the more poetic side of rap and on this latest album, we hear that stylistic blend taken to beautiful new heights. Production throughout is handled by The Jefferson Park Boys – aka Kenny Segal, Mike Parvizi, and Mr Carmack – who conjure up an equally absorbing selection of beats to match Ferreira’s vocals, from the jazz-funk strains of No Starving Artists and Laundry, to the more down-tempo joys of earlier single, Doldrums, and the Mike Ladd assisted, An Idea is a Work of Art. Ladd is one of only two features on the album, with Open Mike Eagle making a nice appearance on Pinball. The full glory of the album is available for you to explore below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “R.A.P. Ferreira: Purple Moonlight Pages (Stream)”
The Wrecking Crew are back at it with a new EP from Grift Company on the horizon. Made up of regular collaborators Zilla Rocca and Curly Castro, Too Many Secrets follows on from the duo’s self-titled EP which was released back in April last year. We’ve already been treated to the first single, Company Dro, which features the always on point Open Mike Eagle and paves the way for what is surely going to be another successful venture for the Philadelphia outfit. The track is produced by dos4gw. You can hear Company Dro below and pre-orders for the EP are available over on Bandcamp. The official release date is set for 8 October and features production credits from the likes of Willie Green, Jason Griff and Zilla himself.
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.
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.