This eagle is legendary. He has all of pop culture in his mind and his commentary is profound. Everything he does has merit and should be heard by all humans. Love all your work Mike keep it rolling brother.
If you are already a fan, you know what to expect.
R Smithington Esq
Open Mike has been on fire as of late. Although, I was no fan of Cavanaugh, this album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is dope and continues on his rise to the top of his craft. It is more melodic than Hella Personal Film Festival. That is most likely due to there being more hands in the production. It is definitely music to chill to. Music to make you think. If you don't want to think, you can just vibe out to it.
About Open Mike Eagle
A member of California's Project Blowed collective with a whip-smart sense of humor, rapper Open Mike Eagle was born Michael Eagle II in Chicago. It was at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale that the aspiring MC became an RA, and after he met Hannibal Buress, the resident advisor and student became fast friends. Grad school took him to the West Coast, where he joined the Project Blowed collective along with the group Thirsty Fish. In 2010, he went solo on Mush Records with Unapologetic Art Rap, an album that featured college bud Buress along with left-field MCs like Busdriver and Serengeti. Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes followed a year later on the Hellfyre label; then he collaborated with producer Awkward and issued 4NML HSPTL on Fake Four in 2012. The Mello Music group released the aptly titled Dark Comedy in 2014, the same year that Eagle submitted a track to The Ron and Fez Show, which the satellite radio talk show duo soon picked up as their theme song. He stuck with Mello for 2016's Hella Personal Film Festival, an album recorded with U.K. producer Paul White. Solo effort Brick Body Kids Still Daydream followed a year later. ~ David Jeffries
- Chicago, IL
- November 14, 1980