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 […]
Will Schube gets on down everytime that we hit ‘em With each subsequent internet single or album release, it becomes clearer and clearer that Open Mike Eagle’s satiric art rap isn’t meant to be that funny. The only way Eagle knows how to talk about how fucked we really are is through sardonic half-jokes; we’re […]
We’ve taped 67 episodes of Shots Fired now and this one is among my all-time favorites. Nocando and I were joined by Open Mike Eagle and author/comic D.C. Pierson, who are two of the funniest people that I know. So naturally, it lapsed into a very serious conversation about what it’s like to be a […]
Max Bell believes the rules came from Slick Rick.  Hellfyre Club stalwart and rap game P.T. Anderson Open Mike Eagle has inked a three album deal with indie rap label Mello Music Group for 2014 and 2015. The first of the triad will be Mike’s next album, Dark Comedy, which is slated for release this summer. […]
We can all be adults here. We can cross-promote three or four different pieces of media and you will consume them like the unslakable content-craving readers that you are, then we can all go off and huddle together and talk about what we’ve learned. We can talk about the lizard people and the CIA spreading […]
Max Bell favors Michael Concepcion for the TDE Connect. Hellfyre Club is one of the strongest and most necessary branches of the hip hop tree. The natural and logical outgrowth of Project Blowed, much of their roster has weathered the calms and storms of the ever fluctuating indie rap landscape for years, refusing to break […]