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Download: Open Mike Eagle – Art Rap After Party
After already releasing one of the best albums of the year with his debut, Unapologetic Art Rap, Open Mike Eagle is back with a perfect companion EP, Art Rap After Party. I’ve been playing the shit out this since I received my press copy a while back, especially “Someplace Quite” and “Four Years Old”. Art Rap After Party is not scheduled for release until December 21, but Mush Records has decided to offer an early Christmas present to everyone by putting the EP up as a free download for the next two weeks.
Art Rap After Party, the follow-up companion EP to Open Mike Eagle’s Unapologetic Art Rap long player is an almost true story of a long night out (and the morning after repentance) told A Christmas Carol-style, with the rapper acting as your Ghost of After Parties Past. “Everybody’s Birthday” details the humble beginnings of a long Los Angeles night; “Haircut” sees Mike chatting up the room; “Someplace Quiet” dredges up all-too-familiar memories of trying to get a new acquaintance to the 21st century’s equivalent of Make Out Point; and “Four Years Old” ends with the MC inebriated to the point of slurring as he swills through a list of everything he has had to drink that night. The concept EP’s morning after song, “Last Night” can best be summed-up by the line “Last night I said a whole bunch of dumb shit” – and who can’t relate to that. Welcome to your life, young party people. Now to all a good night.