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What HQ Trivia Host Scott Rogowsky Is Listening to Right Now

The quizmaster talks about the greatness of Open Mike Eagle, Landlady, and the Grateful Dead—and the awfulness of Smokepurpp.

WHY? & Open Mike Eagle @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics)

WHY? returned last year with the very solid Moh Lhean last year and followed it with a remix album version this past Friday (2/2). One of the remixers is rapper Open Mike Eagle... Continue reading…

What's going on Monday?

Valerie June, Why?/Open Mike Eagle, Butterboy Comedy, Kronos Quartet, and more Monday show options. Continue reading…

WHY? releasing 'Moh Lhean' remix LP (listen to Baths remix); Open Mike Eagle opening on tour

WHY? are releasing an expanded edition of last year's Moh Lhean, in the form of a vinyl 7" box set with remixes by Open Mike Eagle, Baths, Nick Diamonds, Paper Tiger, Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, Kishi Bashi, Astronautalis, and Ó & Bellows. Continue reading…

Open Mike Eagle – “Hymnal” (Feat. Sammus) Video

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Open Mike Eagle's cerebral, emotional concept album Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is one of the year's best rap LPs. And it's already produced a handful of music videos: "95 Radios," "Brick Body Complex," "No Selling (Uncle Butch Pretends It Don't Hurt)," "Happy Wasteland Day." Today, he's got a new one for "Hymnal," a song…

Open Mike Eagle – “Happy Wasteland Day” Video

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Open Mike Eagle releases his video for "Happy Wasteland Day" today, joining the many artists who have produced media within the past year in opposition to the current sitting "garbage king." Directed by Ryan Calavano, the video is appropriately shot in a junkyard and features a few key elements of any good film/political crisis: fire,…

Open Mike Eagle – “Snowsuit”

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Just in time for the holiday season, corporate powerhouse Amazon has curated a Christmas playlist of soul music, fittingly titled "Christmas Soul." It features a new contribution from Open Mike Eagle, who rapped one of our favorite verses last year and released one of this year's most acclaimed hip-hop albums in Brick Body Kids Still…

Review: Future, Young Thug, Open Mike Eagle

SUPER SLIMEY by Future and Young ThugRemember what a wet blanket most of What a Time to be Alive was, especially coming off career highs of DS2 and Beast Mode? How some of the tracks felt like leftover Drake verses thrown onto leftover beats Future had on hand? That’s the exact same case of SUPER... Continue reading

Open Mike Eagle – “Dating Ghosts”

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Earlier this year, Open Mike Eagle released a new album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, and today he's shared a seasonally appropriate one-off to accompany the latest episode of his ongoing tour documentary #DeadAss. The Halloween-flavored track is called "Dating Ghosts" and features the rapper talking about how he "ain't never been with a ghost…

Open Mike Eagle – “No Selling (Uncle Butch Pretends It Don’t Hurt)” Video

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

"No selling" is pro wrestling parlance for refusing to act like your opponent's offense is hurting you. Within wrestling, it's generally considered bad form; you're supposed to make your opponent look good. But some wrestlers use no-selling as a theatrical tactic. The Undertaker, the Road Warriors, and the Steiner Brothers are probably the greatest no-sellers…

Exploring the legacy of Chicago’s Robert Taylor Homes with Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle’s new album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, is heavily influenced by the legacy of the Robert Taylor Homes, a former public housing project on the South Side of Chicago, which was unceremoniously torn down in 2007. (Today, all that remains at the site is a barren field.) Mike grew up in Chicago and… Read more...

Music Review: Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Open Mike Eagle Brick Body Kids Still Daydream [Mello Music Group; 2017] Rating: 4.5/5 T here’s a thin line between being underground and keeping your head in the sand. As the world of rap expands, its margins necessarily become more...Show More Summary

California Sounds: New L.A. music from Open Mike Eagle, Linda Perhacs and Neil Young

Open Mike Eagle, “Brick Body Kids Still Daydream” (Mello Music). The Culver City-based rapper, writer and verbal bon vivant is on a roll right now, what with the release of this epic rap concept album and work on the forthcoming Comedy Central series “The New Negroes.” The artist, born Michael...

5 must-see Chicago concerts this week: Kami, Open Mike Eagle, Animal Collective

Check out local hip-hop artists, a musical reunion and pop punk sounds this week. Friday, Sept. 22 Kami, Kweku Collins, Trapo, Valee Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440 Some of the best up-and-comers in Midwest hip-hop hit the stage at this show curated by local promoters 1833. Kami—half...

Stream BUY MUY DRUGS from Denmark Vessey & Azarias

6 months agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Detroit’s Denmark Vessey and producer Azarias drop their new self-titled project as BUY MUY DRUGS. The 19-track project features appearances from Yasiin Bey, Open Mike Eagle, Quelle Chris, Adad and others. Continue below for a full stream and to read the album’s mission statement. Show More Summary

Open Mike Eagle released new LP, begins tour with Sammus, Milo, Billy Woods

Milo (aka Scallops Hotel) and Billy Woods have great new albums out this year too. Continue reading…

Open Mike Eagle – “Legendary Iron Hood”

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Later this week, the underground rap veteran Open Mike Eagle will release Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, a sort of concept album about the Robert Taylor Homes, the Chicago housing project where Mike Eagle spent a bunch of time as a kid. We've already posted the videos for the early tracks "95 Radios" and "Brick…

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