Open Mike Eagle drops the video to the Oddisee-produced cut from Mello Music Group's "Persona."
Chris Daly is about four five seconds from Boris Spassky. Like most Americans who lived through the Cold War, I was under the impression that Mother Russia tapes beat listeners*. First Word Records’ own Fulgeance and DJ Scientist have proven just how wrong I was on their latest, “The Soviet Tape.” The project was culled […]
Paul Thompson will run through your crew like the flu An episode is a smaller part of a longer television show, but it can also be an isolated incident.Open Mike Eagle has been playing the TV comedy angle for a year now; before Dark Comedy dropped last June, he was throwing concerts that were billed […]
Chris Daly consults tea leaves before smoking trees. Seriously, somebody needs to tell Open Mike Eagle to take a breather.  Depending on which tea leaves you happen to consult, four out of five leading psychics agree that 2014 will go down in history as HIS year.  With only an album or two even jockeying for position, […]
Free flying horse rap for the fuck of it. Marq Spekt and Blockhead offer this cadeau (“gift” in French) as a token of appreciation in the wake of their Justplaywitit, released last week on Hipnott Records. The lineup is burnished with A-List rapping labyrinths, Aesop Rock and Open Mike Eagle. Over a pillowy psych-jazz sample, […]
Harrison Samphir isn’t good at sarcasm Open Mike Eagle is “president of the rappers that don’t condone date rape.” His latest record, Dark Comedy (Mello Music Group, June 10), is also one of the year’s best. Eleven producers and guests including Hannibal Buress and Kool A.D. make appearances over thirteen tracks of lo-fi electronic-heavy hip […]
Chris Daly doesn’t drive a Honda Civic — that’s a girl’s car By and large, much of the talk about Open Mike Eagle’s latest opus Dark Comedy has focused on the first half of the titular equation. Few would deny that Eagle is hitting his full stride on what is sure to make innumerable “Best […]
Respect Paul Thompson’s qualifiers “I keep remembering that the preview audiences, before the critics went, didn’t have anywhere near the amount of trouble understanding what the play was about; that didn’t happen until the critics told them that it was too difficult to understand.” – Edward Albee, 1964 “There are low expectations of people who […]
Chris Daly lusted after Lisa Bonet long after she joined A Different World I have no idea why it’s taken me this long to come to the conclusion that Open Mike Eagle may very well be my favorite MC in the game today. His lyrics often speak directly to me, from his love of comic […]