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 […]
Open Mike Eagle, the shapeshifter, weightlifter, and drink ticket shoplifter instructs the youth on very important topics: keep your Internet password a secret. There are spammers and congressman (when they deign to be in session) and all of them want to know what numbers you dial and who you be with. Open Mike Eagle is […]
Open Mike Eagle finding the missing link between the M.E.T.H.O.D Man and cLOUDDEAD. This is so intense it should come with a hand towel and a Xanax. Production courtesy of the essential Ernest Gonzalez. There are lines in here so razor-sharp that they will make your soul slowly roast in a free-trade cast iron cauldron. […]
I’m not going to waste my time writing about the ramifications of Miley’s moment as the Vanilla Ice of twerk. But you better believe that I will talk about it on a podcast.  It has been an epic week of tomfoolery from the Kanye eunuch appearing on the Kris Jenner show, to the VMA’s, to […]
Ask Max Bell about Cella Dwellas. Let’s talk about Battle Raps — the ones that stick with you long after the record is over. I’m thinking of songs that manage to move me sonically and offer something new, lines you marvel at, and lines you laugh about with your friends. The songs with one liners […]