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Open Mike Eagle: Unapologetic Art Rap

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    Los Angeles MC Open Mike Eagle makes good on all three words in the title of his debut full-length, Unapologetic Art Rap. He's unapologetic for being different and unrepentant in its his pop-culture criticisms. He is surely artistic, drawing on influences from Pavement to De La Soul to TV On The Radio and reshaping them in his own image. Which leads finally to rap. On his first album Open Mike Eagle sounds like a seasoned Veteran, filling every bar with brilliant wordplay and effortless West Coast flow. He is aided by guests Busdriver, Nocando, Serengeti, Alpha MC and his crew the Swim Team, and has a team of producers that includes Alwayz Prolific, Maestroe, and LA heavyweight Exile, but the album is clearly an Open Mike Eagle showcase. Unapologetic Art Rap may very well be looked back on as the album that kicked the door open on an impressive career.

    With eyes refocusing on the Los Angeles underground hip-hop scene, Open Mike Eagle is poised to become the latest in an illustrious line of MCs to step out of the Los Angeles underground and onto the national stage. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Open Mike cut his teeth rapping with fellow broad shoulder underground MCs before moving to Los Angeles in 2004. He has since settled in with LA's Project Blowed, cofounding the crews Thirsty Fish and the Swim Team, while earning a rep as both an intelligent rhyme writer and a formidable battle MC. Gifted with a facile style, knack for droll wordplay, and penchant for penning memorable hooks that recalls fellow Blowed alums Mikah-9 and Abstract Rude, Open Mike Eagle presents art rap for the masses.

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    1. Art Rap Party
    Producer: Always Prolific
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    2. Freak Flag
    Producer: Adamatic
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    3. I Rock
    Producer: Exile
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    4. Rap Protection Prayer
    Producer: Awkward
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    5. Helicopter
    Producers: Always Prolific; Maestro
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    6. Mistakes
    featuring Alpha MC
    Producer: Always Prolific
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    7. WTF Is Art Rap? (Skit)
    Producer: Always Prolific
    8. Unaplogetic
    featuring Nocando
    Producer: Awkward
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    9. Pissy Transmissions
    Producer: Open Mike Eagle
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    10. Original Butterscotch Confection
    featuring Busdriver
    Producer: Maestro
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    11. Partly Cloudy
    Producers: Always Prolific; Maestro
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    12. Easter Surgery
    featuring Serengeti; Jefferson DeJesus
    Producer: Kuestl
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    13. Garbage Man
    Producer: Awkward
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    14. Mole In Your Ministry
    Producer: Silence
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    15. Go Home
    featuring Swim Team
    Producer: Adamatic
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    Total Comments: 4
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/7/2015 3:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 55.163.245)
    Location: az
    Comment: decent cd from a left coast lyricist!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/6/2010 2:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 64.213.165)
    Location: home
    Comment: representing project blowed, thirsty fish and freestyle fellowship! go open mike eagle!
    5 Stars
    Name: (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 5/22/2010 2:53:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: UGHH World HQ
    Comment: classic album! this is my first introduction to this cat, Open Mike Eagle is a hilarious emcee with mad skills and great rhymes. dude rips it over fucking Pavement on 'Pissy Transmissions'.... mindblowingly awesome. WTF Is Art Rap is one of the funniest skits i've heard in a minute, collabz w/ Serengeti, Nocando, Busdriver, etc. are all slamzilla... cop this muhfuckaaaa kidddd
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/7/2010 4:35:00 PM; Partial IP:
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Comment: Open Mike and the whole Modern Optiks crew opened my eyes to what hip hop was all about down at SIU every Sunday Night School Session and Wednesdays at the Hangar 9. Love the style, stay up and best of luck.
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