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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a great week for music videos. Consider: Enormous lovable dork Shawn Mendes straight-up remade Lost In Translation with himself in the Bill Murray…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2018 - 12:52 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Open Mike Eagle & Milo’s Independent Journeys

It's such an oddly specific and low-stakes flex: "I’ve been on every podcast that I listen to." It's also, presumably, an entirely true statement. If…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2018 - 3:31 pm

More Open Mike Eagle stories

Open Mike Eagle – “Microfiche” Video

"It can all go away/ Just shut your eyes, it can all go away." That's the mantra on "Microfiche," one of many incredible songs on…
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2018 - 2:20 pm

Stream Open Mike Eagle’s New Project What Happens When I Try To Relax

Open Mike Eagle is super relatable. The gag on "Relatable (peak OME)," the lead single from his new project What Happens When I Try To
Chris DeVille | October 18, 2018 - 9:01 pm

Open Mike Eagle Won His First-Ever Pro Wrestling Match Last Night, And Mick Foley Congratulated Him

For years, Open Mike Eagle has been one of the sharpest, most unique voices on the rap underground. But now he's branching out into other…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2018 - 10:56 am

Status Ain't Hood

Brockhampton Make The Leap

Brockhampton have been calling themselves a boy band for years; that term is central to their self-presentation. It's an inside joke. It's a way to…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2018 - 3:18 pm

Open Mike Eagle – “Relatable (peak OME)”

Have we reached peak Open Mike Eagle? Open Mike Eagle seems to think so. The Los Angeles underground rap veteran has just shared a new…
Peter Helman | September 20, 2018 - 12:50 pm

Straight To Video

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

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

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

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
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