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Watch Open Mike Eagle’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Open Mike Eagle recently made a stop at NPR's Washington D.C. headquarters to perform two tracks off his 2017 album Brick Body Kids Still Daydream for a…
Drew Salisbury / January 3, 2018

20 Rap Songs We Loved In 2017

Rap music felt as vital as ever in 2017, regaining its dominance on the charts and securing its stranglehold on the pop cultural zeitgeist. As such,…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 2017

Video: Open Mike Eagle – “Hymnal” ft. Sammus

On Brick Body Kids Still Daydream standout "Hymnal," Open Mike Eagle and Sammus wrestle with the meaning of audience and the will to write when you…
Tosten Burks / December 18, 2017

50 Best Albums of 2017

Tuning into the media often felt nightmarish this year, whether you got your news from the morning paper or the sleepless churn of Facebook and…
SPIN Staff / December 18, 2017

Open Mike Eagle – “Snowsuit”

Later this month, Amazon is releasing a curated Christmas playlist of soul music. Open Mike Eagle—who isn't a soul artist per se, but nonetheless a…
Brian Josephs / November 7, 2017

Open Mike Eagle – “Dating Ghosts”

Open Mike Eagle has dropped a loosie titled "Dating Ghosts," which he coupled with an episode of his tour reality series #DeadAss. Although the song doesn't appear on his…
Brian Josephs / October 30, 2017

Video: Open Mike Eagle — “No Selling (Uncle Butch Pretending It Don’t Hurt)”

On "No Selling (Uncle Butch Pretending It Don't Hurt)," rapper Open Mike Eagle interrogates masculinity and the tough facade it necessitates through the wrestling act…
Monique Melendez / October 25, 2017

Review: Open Mike Eagle’s Righteous Brick Body Kids Still Daydream Weighs the Human Cost of Urban Renewal

On his latest album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, Open Mike Eagle is not just an everyman rapper but the superhero Iron Hood, armed with…
Brian Josephs / September 20, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Fall Releases

This fall, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Destroyer, and Protomartyr are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's most talked-about forthcoming…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2017

Video: Open Mike Eagle – “Brick Body Complex”

Open Mike Eagle has released a music video for "Brick Body Complex," a cut off his upcoming LP Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, via NPR. Like the…
Brian Josephs / August 24, 2017

Open Mike Eagle Announces New Album Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, Releases “95 Radios” Video

Open Mike Eagle has announced new album Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, which follows up last year's Paul White collaboration Hella Personal Film Festival and is his first…
Brian Josephs / July 31, 2017

Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn’s The New Negroes Is Coming to Comedy Central

Comedy Central has announced via Deadline that it's ordered the New Negroes—Open Mike Eagle and comedian Baron Vaughn's live comedy show—for a series. The show, described as a…
Brian Josephs / April 18, 2017

“He Thinks Like a Revolutionary”: Talib Kweli, Hannibal Buress, W. Kamau Bell, and More Share Their Favorite Memories of Dave Chappelle

Today, Netflix premiered two Dave Chappelle stand-up specials, Deep in the Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin, his first (and second) since 2004's For What It's Worth. The…
Brian Josephs / March 21, 2017

Q&A: Open Mike Eagle on “New Negroes” Comedy Show, and Being Soft While Black

This past Thursday was a big one for art-rapper Open Mike Eagle for two reasons—one scheduled, the other by surprise. For the past year, the…
Brian Josephs / November 8, 2016

Open Mike Eagle Goes on a Journey in ‘Admitting the Endorphin Addiction’ Video

Open Mike Eagle and Paul White's melancholic "Admitting the Endorphin Addiction," a cut from Hella Personal Film Festival, got its own enthralling video today. The track doesn't…
Brian Josephs / May 11, 2016
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