Tag Archives: Open Mike Eagle

Five Track Friday #160


Nicholas Craven & Boldy James – Stuck in Traffic

Open Mike Eagle – Crenshaw and Homeland

Kenny Mason – HALOS

Denzel Curry – Larger Than Life

Billy Woods – Paraquat

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The Latest Playlist: Best of 2015


Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

Joey Bada$$ – Christ Conscious

Vince Staples – Norf Norf

Mac Miller – 100 Grandkids

Little Simz – Tainted

Mick Jenkins – Alchemy

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah feat. Elzhi – Gunshowers

Apollo Brown feat. Your Old Droog – Not That Guy

Murs – Skatin Through the City

Pusha T feat. Jill Scott – Sunshine

CZARFACE feat. Large Professor – World Premier

Freddie Gibbs – Forever and a Day

The Underachievers – Illusions

Kill the Vultures – Smoke in the Temple

R.A.P. Ferreira feat. Myka 9 – zen scientist

Earl Sweatshirt – Inside

Oddisee – Meant It When I Said It

L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – Kicking Glass

Open Mike Eagle – Dark Comedy Late Show

Lupe Fiasco feat. Crystal Torres – Adoration of the Magi

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The Latest Playlist: Best of 2010


Open Mike Eagle – I Rock

Curren$y – Airborne Aquarium

The Roots feat. Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash – The Day

Homeboy Sandman – Angels With Dirty Faces

Roc Marciano – Thugs Prayer

Boog Brown & Apollo Brown feat. Kam Moye – Friends Like These

Blacastan – The Life of a Tape

Freeway & Jake One – One Foot In

Danny Brown – Nowehere 2 Go

King Fantastic – Westcoastsynthesizerbeachbumgangstermusic

Sapient – Clouds Clear

Marco Polo feat. Surreal – So Basic

Qwel & Maker – El Camino

Dark Time Sunshine feat. Reva Devito – Defender

J-Live – The Way That I Rhyme

Panacea – Natural Selection

Factor & Def3 – Luck Ducks

Super Chron Flight Brothers – Reggie Miller

BIG K.R.I.T. feat. Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa – Glass House

Kanye West feat. Rick Ross – Devil In a New Dress

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The Latest Playlist: Best of 2011


Danny Brown – Die Like a Rockstar

Rashad & Confidence – Shining

Kendrick Lamar – Hol’ Up

Shabazz Palaces – An Echo from the Hosts That Profess Infinitum

The Doppelgangaz – At Night

CunninLynguists feat. Freddie Gibbs – Hard As They Come (Act One)

Flash Bang Grenada – Aphrodite

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

Del the Funky Homosapien – Calculate

Evidence – Strangers

Has-Lo – Storm Clouds

Reverie – Roots Like the Trees

Random Axe – Random Call

Reks – 25th Hour

J-Live – How I Feel, Pt. 3

Action Bronson – Brunch

Grieves – On the Rocks

Eligh & Amp Live feat. Inspired Flight – Ego Killer

Blu & Exile feat. Jimetta Rose – The Only One

Erick Arc Elliot feat. Hellacopter City – Bad Habit

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The Latest Playlist: Best of 2012


Quakers feat. Tone Tank – What Chew Want

OC & Apollo Brown – Signs

Reks – Obedient Workers

Killer Mike feat. Emily Panic – Anywhere But Here

EL-P – For My Upstairs Neighbor (Mums the Word)

Kendrick Lamar – The Art of Peer Pressure

Rapsody feat. Nomsa Mazwai – Kind of Love

Home Brew – State of Mind

Murs & Fashawn feat. Adrian – This Generation

Open Mike Eagle – One Day

Karriem Riggins – Double Trouble

KA – Up Against Goliath

Roc Marciano – Emeralds

Billy Woods – Human Resources

Substantial feat. DJ Jav – Check My Resume

Wordsworth – Vanish

Joey Bada$$ feat. Capital Steez – Survival Tactics

Luckyiam – Epiphany

Mello Music Group feat. Oddisee – Slow It Down

Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson – I Can Do No Wrong

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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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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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The Latest Playlist: Best of 2014


Run The Jewels – Lie, Cheat, Steal

Lakutis – Mumra

Step Brothers feat. Roc Marciano – See the Rich Man Play

Mello Music Group feat. Quelle Chris – Going Swell

Black Milk feat. Mel – Everyday Was

J. Cole – No Role Modelz

Hashfinger – Blue Mirage

Chuuwee – Cool World

PremRock – Lens

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Deeper

People Under the Stairs – Cool Story Bro

Anti-Lilly & Phoniks – Young G (Phoniks Remix)

Open Mike Eagle – Sadface Penance Raps

Cities Aviv – Perpetuate the Real

Black Knights – Sword in Stone

Willie the Kid & Bronze Nazareth feat. Roc Marciano – Avalon

The Grouch – My Best Teacher

Busdriver – Eat Rich

Intuition & Equalibrum – Weight Is Gone

L’Orange feat. Boog Brown – Until The Fall

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Five Track Friday #93


El Prez & Professor H feat. Thurz & DJ Rhettmatic – LA is the Center of the World

Mello Music Group feat. The Lasso & Open Mike Eagle – Gold Gloves

Fat Ray – Bar Smithing (prod. Raphy)

Caleborate feat. redveil – Enemies on My Side

Deergod – P.S. 118

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Quarantunes LI


demahjiae feat. Ovrkast. – idgaf

Caleborate & Kota the Friend – Contact

Mello Music Group feat. Open Mike Eagle, Elaquent & Namir Blade – Symbol of Hope

Ill Scholars, Madwreck & Mattic – 2 Know U

slowthai, James Blake & Mount Kimbie – feel away

El Prez & Professor H feat. Jabee – Same Gang

Lukah – Daydreamin

Vic Spencer – Visionware

Blvck Svm – Roka Akor

Armand Hammer & The Alchemist feat. Quelle Chris – Chicharonnes

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