Open Mike Eagle – “Legendary Iron Hood”

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 Body Complex.” And now he’s also shared “Legendary Iron Hood,” the album’s opener. It’s a low-key way to begin an album, a murmuring singsong over a hazy beat from producer Exile. But it’s also powerful, an impressionistic reverie that’s informed by a childhood spent reading comic books. Check it out below.

Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is out 9/15 on Mello Music Group.