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tippi dink

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 12:09:48 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
OME just announced that his new album "Brick Body Kids Still Daydream" will be released on september 25th. i can't wait for this. huge fan of everything he's done, especially hella personal film festival with paul white and dark comedy which was one of my favorite albums from 2014. the first single features has-lo and is the only feature on the whole album. dope artwork too. this, milo's new project in august, and new armand hammer are my most anticipated releases for this year atm.



With the first song of his 2014 masterpiece, Dark Comedy, Open Mike Eagle reintroduced himself by defining his style: “I’m bad at sarcasm so I work in absurdity.” On that album, Mike deconstructed our overstimulated and over-surveilled society with ease and caustic wit. But what do you do when the world warps and bends into a shape so absurd that it can no longer be exaggerated?

Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is a searingly political record for systolic political times. It chronicles the life cycle of the Robert Taylor Homes, a housing project on the South side of Chicago that was demolished completely ten years ago. Families that had lived under the same roof for three generations were forced to scatter, condemned by bureaucrats and faceless cranes and public indifference. Mike Eagle brings the Robert Taylor Homes back to life--literally, with arms and eyes and a head like the dome of a stadium--and fights until the last brick is made to crumble.

As always, Mike slips in and out of various grey areas; on the opener “legendary iron hood,” he raps, “you think it's all good, but it's really a gradient.” The nostalgia (“95 radios”) is a little bit painful, the triumph (“hymnal”) comes through painstaking, incremental work. Everything needs to be earned, even the radio signals that are picked up through tinfoil wrapped on children's hands.

The thesis becomes fully formed on “brick body complex,” where the hook is a towering statement of identity: “Don't call me ‘n*gga,’ or ‘rapper,’ my motherfucking name is Michael Eagle.” But this is not a departure from the man-as-building conceit--the flesh and blood and brick and mortar are inextricable.

In case there was any ambiguity about the political and cultural forces that lead to the Robert Taylor Homes’ eventual destruction, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream ends with perhaps the most powerful song of Mike Eagle’s catalog to date. “my auntie’s building” is a tour de force. “They say America fights fair,” he raps. “But they won't demolish your timeshare.” This is the point: the decay and eventual destruction of public housing--and of the physical lives of Black Americans generally--has been normalized in a way that should be grotesquely absurd. “They blew up my auntie’s building / Put out her great-grandchildren / Who else in America deserves to have that feeling? / Where else in America will they blow up your village?”

Production comes courtesy of Exile, Toy Light, Andrew Broder, Illingsworth, DJ Nobody, Kenny Segal, Caleb Stone, Lo-Phi, Elos, and Has-Lo, who produces and guests on “95 radios.” “hymnal” also features a superb turn from Sammus, who maintains the same rhyme scheme throughout her defiant verse.

As grave as the album’s stakes are, it's still anchored by Mike Eagle’s irrepressible sense of humor. (His live comedy show, The New Negroes, is upcoming via Comedy Central.) “no selling” is a hilarious take on practiced indifference, and “TLDR” bridges the economic gap with withering wit: “If you was rich and ‘bout to be broke, I can coach you / ‘Cause I can show you how to kill a roach with a boat shoe.”

Eagle has earned rave reviews in Pitchfork, the LA Weekly, and wherever brilliant, avant-garde rap is appreciated. Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is his most overtly political work to date, and puts to use all the dazzling technical skills he's perfected over more than a decade at the forefront of rap’s underground. In chaotic and increasingly fractured times, it has a few crucial things to bring to your attention.

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tippi dink

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 12:10:52 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
lol 207

fuck, can someone edit the thread title to say 2017? thanks.

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Loewi

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 12:26:54 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
It will probably be dope and I pre-ordered my copy, but I'm a lil worried that it says it's a political record

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tippi dink

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 12:32:42 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
i understand your concern since i remember you making a thread specifically asking for artists that didn't include that stuff in their music, but it's not like his other albums haven't been political. i'm not worried at all because to me it's not really about what a rapper says, but how they say it and also mike eagle has a great sense of humor. i doubt he's about to go full on immortal technique/dead prez with this one.

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no mask

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 2:43:18 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no mask
Shit finna sound hella original recorded back in 207 yo!
Haha

Recorded by aliens.

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eseph84

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 2:47:00 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
this sounds cool, he can pull it off.

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wicked 22.2

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 3:00:35 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for wicked 22.2   Click Here to Email wicked 22.2
Love this single. Srsly been fiending for some Has-lo. OME has vast potential. One day he'll be be a legend.

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 7:26:44 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
he had one of my favorite albums from last yr. hope this is good. hes very unique

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Clockworx (Admin)

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 9:01:21 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
mike eagle has a great sense of humor. i doubt he's about to go full on immortal technique/dead prez with this one.

This. His tongue-in-cheek humor is gonna be a fun spin and/or mocking of politics and not an entire album dedicated to bashing Trump and to fight the power.

First single is great. AOTY contender for sure.

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Lit Jagger

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 9:16:53 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lit Jagger
Lol at peeps being excited about this PhilaPhilaflava netcee rap reject

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Clockworx (Admin)

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 9:19:41 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
LOL at being a 40 year old rock collector living with mom dukes and dropping $100 on a pink jacket some_text

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tippi dink

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WiCkEd22

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 11:28:54 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for WiCkEd22   Click Here to Email WiCkEd22

Have never been able to get into this guys music. I find it mostly pretty wack.

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Loewi

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 11:34:14 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
^Any songs you actually like?

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tippi dink

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posted Monday, July 31, 2017 11:54:15 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink




















some of my favorite OME tracks. you fuck with any of these wicked?


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eseph84

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posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:52:22 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
FROZEN SUNLIGHT W WOODS SPEKT AND WILLIE GREEN IS SUCH A BANGER

SPEKT IS SLEPT ON, BECOMING ONE OF THE RAWWEST EMCEES OF ALL TIME SLOWLY OVER TIME

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eseph84

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posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:53:37 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
oh yea, watch observe hop on ome's nuts after he has a show lol


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tippi dink

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posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017 9:55:56 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
yo eseph, have you heard about this new elucid project yet?

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tippi dink

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posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017 11:22:01 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
just listed to that elucid, it's alright. completely instrumental and not really hip hop at all but still kinda interesting

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dr.proF

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posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017 12:07:01 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dr.proF   Click Here to Email dr.proF
Fuck yeah, OME is daf

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eseph84

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posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017 12:52:51 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
yeah i got the email about that tippi. it looks cool, but im sad to hear its instro

tbh i've been really waiting/hoping they release valley of grace on tape or record


and just watched the ome has lo video. has lo kills it! one of my favorite voices in rap right now. them songs he did with j-zone over the last 3-4 years made me such a fan of that style he kicks. him and j zone doing a whole album with guests like ome would be ridic if j zone ever comes back to rap which im thinkin he will. he's too funny not to..

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5th point

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posted Tuesday, August 01, 2017 11:25:22 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 5th point   Click Here to Email 5th point
looking forward to this, open mic is kind of a double edge sword to me, same vein as billy woods i love the lyricism and production (especially personal film festival) but im such a fan of technical mcing (rhyme schemes, multis, internals etc) sometimes it takes a while to ger into, like i said im looking forward to it though

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Loewi

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posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:02:21 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
^OME uses a lot of multis

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hh

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posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:24:23 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for hh
Nice! Glad OME is getting his shine. Always one of my favorite next gen Blowdians.

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5th point

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loewi, i know he uses multis but compare his to lets say gift of gab, hes a dope rapper im not saying he isnt, i really enjoyed personal film festival but hes one of those mcs where it seems like hes talking over beats and it takes me a while to get into. ill say it again, im looking forward to this project

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posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017 9:24:21 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
His albums take multiple listens to really appreciate. Definitely not for the impatient listener.

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tippi dink

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posted Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:16:03 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
new track/video

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Clockworx (Admin)

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posted Thursday, August 24, 2017 7:57:08 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
I'm fucking with the new track. I want to hear it on context with the rest of the album.

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filmco

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posted Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:06:21 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for filmco
that video is utter garbage, dudes got earbola to rap over that wack beat

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tippi dink

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posted Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:13:40 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
yeah i'm really digging that track too clock, such a good beat too. you'd have to be deaf not to like it.

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Clockworx (Admin)

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posted Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:21:12 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
Him and Onry Ozzborn are fucking killing the game right now. Nothing but top shelf releases from both of them.

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I got into A Special Episode of EP right away- really liked that one.

I have to give Dark Comedy a full listen still, every time he starts singing too much or rap-singing I'm kind of like- I'm not in the mood for that right now.

Looking forward to the new one too. I like political stuff too tho, even if I don't agree with the politics, I like listening to other viewpoints, especially if it's more about trashing the government and not each other.

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lit jagger

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posted Friday, August 25, 2017 12:22:50 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for lit jagger
Co sign Ollie. This is absolute trash

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filmco

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posted Friday, August 25, 2017 12:24:58 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for filmco
bunch of fucking herbs fuck with this shit, dude is rapping like a second and a half after off the beat. lame shit

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putitonbigl

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Dope, I like this guy. A short about a guy that dies every night is my shit

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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look forward to this. my top 10 is starting to look too traditional and it needs some weirdness in it.

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tippi dink

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posted Friday, August 25, 2017 8:21:02 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
being a herb must not be so bad if it means i get to enjoy all this great music

i hope ollie never hears another song he likes for the rest of his life

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5th point

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^^he probably only listens to illmatic and 36 chambers nothing else is hip hop enough....i wasnt really feelin the track though, i get what he did with it and understand why people would dig it but im just not.

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mic_data

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posted Friday, August 25, 2017 7:59:11 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for mic_data
Well maybe just Illmatic, cus the big O once said Wu-Tang had their time in the spotlight, was overhyped, and we all need to move on.

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5th point

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posted Friday, August 25, 2017 9:32:31 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 5th point   Click Here to Email 5th point
^^shit, thanks bro illmatic is prob overhyped too, i think mabey the big 0 only jams kool herc, nothing more hip hop than that

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Garbage!

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tippi dink

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posted Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:11:19 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
you keep calling me a clown, does this mean you think i'm funny? or scary, like the clown in the movie It? either way, thanks.

you caught me though, i'm every single one of these artists and i'm also getting kickbacks. you're a fucking idiot genius. i don't have a vested interest, i just like messing with you. also i wish you would use your big boy words and actually give some real reasons for not liking music, but we both know that would require critical thinking skills which you severely lack. i'm not blaming you for that though, it's most likely a result of your mental illness.


the fact that you keep speaking of bandcamp like it's this negative thing or trying to use "bandcamp artists" as an insult just shows how out of though with music you really are, which isn't surprising since you don't even like any hip hop released in the last 20 years. 99% of underground artists use bandcamp, really the only ones who don't are the mainstream artists, you know the ones you complain about nonstop? platforms like bandcamp have done nothing but good things for hip hop. do you even think before you type or open your mouth?

it's honestly funny how you claim to love hip hop so much, so much so you want to be this enforcer/gatekeeper because if you can't be that you'd have to finally face the fact that your entire existence is completely pointless. yet all you're really interested in is censoring artists, stifling creativity, and shitting on artists to are innovating or expressing themselves in a way you don't approve of. please seek help oliver.

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tippi dink

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posted Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:13:43 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
out of touch with music*

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