AEOHH presents Open Mike Eagle (US) & Milo (US) + Mo Jakob (oa Chips) DJ
Open Mike Eagle (US)
Open Mike Eagles Brick Body Kids Still Daydream finds the polymath art rap MC/lyricist/comedian/TV+film writer revitalizing Chicagos Robert Taylor Homes, the massive public housing complex in Chicago that was torn down a decade ago following public vote. This cutting album is based on Mikes experiences and a vivid, comic book-style reimagining of the Homes from the perspective of “a daydreaming kid in the projects,” he says. The narrative serves as a larger commentary on the current political climate and race relations, from an artist known for impressionistic, incisive lyrics over beats that bounce from soulful to haunting and jagged.
“This is a stunning eulogy for the ghettos, for the families that were uprooted, for the bodies dislodged and disposed.” – Pitchfork
This is rap by and made for the working class. In no way does that implicate art rap as a misnomer. This is magnanimous rap that will not tolerate. It goes, motherfuck a gatekeeper.
This event is supported by All Eyes on HipHop.
Mo Jakob (oa Chips) comes to play some long playing records on an amplified electric record player.