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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I wrote the last one of these columns almost a month ago, so this is really the five best videos of the last three weeks.
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2018 - 3:46 pm

2017 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America's youth. Like the moment when…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2017 - 2:20 pm

2016 In Review

The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016

Nas proclaimed Hip Hop Is Dead 10 years ago. He had to raise the stakes on the album with a grandiose title and statement to…
Collin Robinson | December 8, 2016 - 12:07 pm

More Open Mike Eagle stories

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

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…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 2:22 pm

Open Mike Eagle – “Happy Wasteland Day” Video

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…
Sophie Israelsohn | November 8, 2017 - 2:28 pm


Open Mike Eagle – “Snowsuit”

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…
Sophie Israelsohn | November 7, 2017 - 10:55 am

Open Mike Eagle – “Dating Ghosts”

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…
James Rettig | October 30, 2017 - 1:37 pm

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

"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…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2017 - 11:58 am

New Albums Streaming Today: Foo Fighters, Ariel Pink, The Cool Kids, Rostam, & More

It's a huge day for new album releases, and we've collected most of the major titles here for your streaming pleasure. The list does not…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2017 - 9:41 am

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…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2017 - 12:30 pm

Open Mike Eagle – “Brick Body Complex” Video

Next month, the LA-based underground rap veteran Open Mike Eagle will release his album Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, a sort of concept LP about…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2017 - 11:36 am

Open Mike Eagle – “95 Radios” Video

Last year, Open Mike Eagle released a collaborative album with Paul White where he put down one of the best rap verses of the year,…
James Rettig | July 31, 2017 - 10:41 am

2016 In Review

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016

Is anything more personal than a favorite song? Even with our thinking caps on, we all experience music through unrelentingly individual ears. When evaluating entire…
Stereogum | December 6, 2016 - 10:00 am

Watch Eric Andre’s “Rapper Warrior Ninja” Sketch With Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Open Mike Eagle

Here's a pretty good idea for a comedy sketch: A bunch of rappers have to complete a ridiculous obstacle course, blindfolded, while rapping. That's the…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2016 - 11:15 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far

Veep, quite possibly the best show on TV right now, depicts a culture of Washington aides chained to their phones, sent scrambling to come up…
Stereogum | June 15, 2016 - 10:30 am