The hip-hop artist continually does his own thing, an individual voice that cuts straight through the noise.BOOK TICKETS
“One of LA’s smartest young voices” says the LA Times…which the artist suspects, may just be a covert way of saying LA is dumb. “Open” Mike Eagle wouldn’t terribly mind, being born and raised in Chicago where the painful winters and his uppity grandparents kept him inside as a youth. He spent his formative years watching alternative music happen on MTV and hoping to one day be able to audition for the Native Tongues.
As a young adult after graduating with a degree in Psychology, he did the next best thing and moved to Los Angeles, joining the Project Blowed collective where he made music and toured with Busdriver, Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Nocando and more. He’s also gained notoriety in the world of comedy by being invited by professional funny people (Paul F. Tompkins, Hannibal Buress, Matt Besser/UCB) to rap at their shows.
The hip-hop artist continually does his own thing, an individual voice that cuts straight through the noise. He’s long been an advocate for the wealth of diversity in the black experience in hip-hop, wielding the morose truth-telling aesthetic of stand-up comedy to bring levity to the often tragic circumstances of his social commentary.
Superbly ambitious new album 'Brick Body Kids Still Daydream' is out now, the rapper's first solo effort since his 2014 breakthrough 'Dark Comedy'. With his new full length dominating those Album Of The Year lists, Open Mike Eagle has now announced a visit to Europe.