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Five Track Friday #110


G Perico – 5 Freeway

Grip feat. Royce da 5’9″ – Placebo

Flee Lord & Roc Marciano – Slow Down

Blvck Svm & Sheri A – Vetements Vision

Drake – 7am On Bridle Path

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Artist Appreciation Post: Open Mike Eagle

The Latest Playlist: Open Mike Eagle

*Track listing at bottom of post


Check the latest playlist to hear my favorite tracks from one of the most unique emcees over the past 12 years.

Open Mike Eagle has built a successful career on making unconventional rap music. Nobody raps like OME. His authentic personality shines through his music, highlighting both his dry sense of humor and clever takes on social observations. Much of his writing feels like unfiltered but deeply considered journaling that’s often decorated with irony and satire.  

Open Mike Eagle has had a highly productive career to date, releasing solo projects on a yearly basis since 2010. Early in his career he coined the fitting phrase/sub-genre of “Art Rap” in reference to his work.  His full body of work illustrates not only his growth as a musician but as a person, in a way that is more revealing than most. His lyrical content isn’t the only part of his music that is unique. OME continues to sound different. He delivers most of his verses in a smooth mellow tone that comes off conversational or contemplative, at times singing through portions of songs.

To refer to OME as strictly a rapper would be incredibly shortsighted. Open Mike Eagle has developed into not only a versatile musician, but also a prolific entertainer. He does a great deal of podcasting, comedy, and even performs as a wrestler. He recently acquired his own show on BET & Comedy Central titled The New Negroes, in which he and Baron Vaughn host a series of black comedians, capped with music videos of some truly iconic Open Mike Eagle collaborations, including DOOM, Danny Brown, Method Man and more.

Open Mike Eagle has been in my top 5 for 10 years, and none of his releases have disappointed. He doesn’t show any signs of decline in his work, and I continue to look forward to his next projects.


Notable OME Music Videos

Celebrity Reduction Prayer

Hymnal

Unfiltered


The Latest Playlist: Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle – I Rock

Open Mike Eagle – Last Night

Open Mike Eagle – One Day

Open Mike Eagle feat. Gold Panda – Ziggy Starfish (Anxiety Raps)

Open Mike Eagle & Paul White – Smiling (Quirky Race Doc)

Open Mike Eagle & Jeremiah Jae – A History of Modern Dance

Open Mike Eagle feat. Sammus – Hymnal

Open Mike Eagle – Microfiche

Open Mike Eagle – Wtf is Self Care

Open Mike Eagle – The Financial Crisis That Wouldn’t Go Away

Open Mike Eagle feat. P.O.S. – Why Pianos Break

Open Mike Eagle – Qualifiers

Open Mike Eagle – Dark Comedy Late Show

Open Mike Eagle – Apologies

Open Mike Eagle – Rent Party Revolution (Taco Neck Remix)

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Five Track Friday #109


Killah Priest – 95 Bodega

Westside Gunn feat. Stove God Cooks – Mariota

Mickey Factz, Blu & Nottz – Roll Up

Aloeight feat. Ransom, K.J., Elzhi & Ill Conscious – Gospel

Curren$y – Everything We Wanted

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The Latest Playlist: 2021 Notable Tracks Part IV


Topaz Jones – D.I.A.L.

Smino & Saba – Plead The .45th

Nyck Caution – Dirt On Your Name

slowthai, Dominic Fike & Denzel Curry – terms

Isaiah Rashad feat. Jay Rock & Jay Worthy – True Story

Ja’king the Divine – Honor Killed the Samurai

Declaime & Madlib – Out Like Dat

PremRock – Death on the Installment Plan

MAVI – Time Travel

Rigz feat. Ransom – Da Predicament

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Five Track Friday #108


Pink Siifu feat. Butch Dawson – Doin Tew Much. (In My Mama Name)

KA – Subtle

Mach-Hommy – Honey Roasted

Rick Hyde, Benny the Butcher & Heem – Black Sinatra

Boldy James, The Alchemist & Roc Marciano feat. Earl Sweatshirt – Photographic Memories

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Five Track Friday #107


Abstract Mindstate – My Reality

Ransom & Big Ghost Ltd – Tyranny

Nas – The Pressure

Rigz feat. Times Change – Misled

Rome Streetz & Futurewave feat. Chyna Streetz – Razor’s Edge

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The Latest Playlist: Best of 2013


Captain Murphy feat. Viktor Vaughn, Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat – Between Villains

Run The Jewels – A Christmas Fucking Miracle

Richie Branson – Into Antiquity (12,000 B.C.)

Billy Woods – Tinseltown

The Doppelgangaz – Barbiturates

Danny Brown feat. Charli XCX – Float On

Mac Miller – The Star Room

Lorn – Bury Your Brother

Open Mike Eagle – Apologies

KA – Kinghthood

L’Orange & Stik Figa – Blind Tiger

Milo – Folk-Metaphysics

First Light – Los Lobos

Quasimoto – Planned Attack

CZARFACE – Hazmat Rap

Hieroglyphics – Golden

Paranom & Purpose – Rise Above

Black Milk – Monday’s Worst

Blame One & J57 feat. Akie Bermiss – They Don’t Know

JJ DOOM – Guv’nor (BADBADNOTGOOD Version)

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Five Track Friday #106


YUNGMORPHEUS & Eyedress – Four Week Cure

Theravada – Post Game Interview

Alsogood & Brainorchestra. – Ice Water

Isaiah Rashad – THIB

Ja’king the Divine feat. Yo OG – YANKEE KABUTO!

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Five Track Friday #105


Dave East & Harry Fraud – Diamonds

Lloyd Banks – Crown

J57 & DeeJay Element feat. The Audible Doctor – Tyson Fury

Declaime & Madlib – Cool Ways

Dave – We’re All Alone

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Five Track Friday #104


Tyler, The Creator – WILSHIRE

IDK – Dogs Don’t Lie

MIKE feat. Sideshow – alarmed!

PremRock feat. Zilla Rocca & Curly Castro – Reductive

Your Old Droog – So High

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