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Verses From the Abstract: Horrorcore, Trauma, and Falling Up

Featuring Clipping, Open Mike Eagle, Homeboy Sandman, Cakes Da Killa, and More

Nov 13, 2020

On October 8, some joker on Twitter (I won’t embarrass them by naming names/handles) posed the question—“who you think will have the better October album?”—with pictures of the covers of Clipping’s Visions of Bodies Being Burned and Open Mike Eagle’s Anime, Trauma, and Divorce underneath. More

Verses From the Abstract: To Bop or Not to Bop

Featuring RMR, Saweetie, God Colony, Buddy, Akai Solo, Open Mike Eagle, and Tall Black Guy

Jul 29, 2020

Like most people that heard “RASCAL” when it dropped earlier this year, I wanted to know more about RMR from the jump. There’s something so perverse about flipping a Rascal Flatts love ballad and turning it into an anti-cop anthem, of making a refrain of “fuck 12” into a lighters-hoisted singalong. More

Six Artists to See at the Pitchfork Music Festival This Weekend

A Round-Up of Artists We’re Excited to See at the Chicago Festival

Jul 20, 2018

There's a very specific aesthetic that fills the air of Pitchfork Music Festival. You could blame it on the slightly pretentious nature of the multimedia behemoth, or the dozens of record shop pop-ups scattered within the tent filled merchandise area. But what really seems to be that aesthetic is the overall energy found within the gates of Chicago's Union Park. That energy is mellow, obsessive, and ridiculously easygoing. More



Reviews

Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Mello Music Group

Sep 13, 2017

Open Mike Eagle's sixth album is rooted deep in the art-rapper's Chicago background. While Dark Comedy cast its thematic net wider, covering everything from Mike's appreciation for Adventure Time to a dreary drive through Idaho, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream hones in on a number of more timely topics like black excellence, faith, and the impending apocalypse. More