Open Mike Eagle Drops Sample-Heavy, Eighth Studio Album ‘Component System With The Auto Reverse’

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LA-based emcee, comedian and podcaster, Open Mike Eagle, coined the term “art rap” to describe his whip-smart, literate style of hip-hop. He’s been a staple in the underground/alt-rap community since 2010 and has amassed a massive arsenal of music to his name. This weekend, he’s making his TSIS debut with the release of his eighth studio album, Component System With The Auto Reverse.

On Component System With The Auto Reverse, Open Mike Eagle manipulates time like Dr. Strange. The project is grounded in our dystopian present but structured with the magical randomness of cassette mixtapes he made recording college rap radio shows in the late ’90s. Open Mike Eagle made the record in this spirit with actual commercials and radio interviews from his old mixtapes spliced in to connect the dots.

Part solo album and spiritual mixtape, Component System With The Auto Reverse firmly establishes his place among his peers scored by crashing doom-filled hard rock flips from Madlib, Diamond D’s thumping jazz-inflected boom-bap, twisted cartoon-sampled suites via Quelle Chris, and more progressive production.

Stream the full album below and enjoy!

Open Mike Eagle – Component System With The Auto Reverse