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2018 In Review

Open Mike Eagle Reviews 2018

Right now, it certainly seems as if Open Mike Eagle can't be stopped. Since he got started in earnest at the beginning of this decade,…
Ryan Leas | December 11, 2018 - 12:06 pm

2018 In Review

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists…
Stereogum | December 11, 2018 - 11:01 am

2018 In Review

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

For once, Vince Staples wasn't sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2018 - 10:01 am

More Open Mike Eagle stories

2018 In Review

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists…
Stereogum | December 11, 2018 - 11:01 am

2018 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2018

Every year, the parameters for this list get a little more specious. With the rise of streaming services and the decline of physical media, the…
James Rettig | December 5, 2018 - 10:00 am

Straight To Video

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

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

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

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
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