Open Mike Eagle: Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group) Review | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
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Open Mike Eagle

Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Mello Music Group

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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. All told through this weaving narrative of being a young man living in the Chicago projects. "Daydreaming in the Projects" is an ode to all the young nerds in the projects, turning their reality into fantasy over '80s chiptune synths.

Brick Body gives the feeling of sitting curbside on a warm summer's eve, surrounded by friends. The beats are welcoming, jazzy, and minimal while Mike sing-raps his poignant lines in a typically poetic and smooth cadence. (

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