Open Mike Eagle drops “Legendary Iron Hood.” Later this week, Open Mike Eagle will release his new album titled Brick Body Kids Still Daydream. Following the first two singles “95 Radios” and “Brick Body Complex,” Mike is back with another powerful new track, this time titled “Legendary Iron Hood” and produced by Exile. “My old self locked away, no key to cell,” he raps. “There’s true spells in my head, it’s up to me to repel. Ain’t nothing gonna stop me now.”
His upcoming album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, seems like it’ll come out decidedly on Team Melpomene. Due out this Friday, September 15th, the twelve- track offering is based on Eagle’s experience growing up in the Robert Taylor Homes, a now-demolished housing project located on Chicago’s South Side. Similarly to the more nationally-recognized Cabrini- Green Homes, which were located closer to downtown Chicago, the Robert Taylor Homes were bulldozed within the past decade as part of the city’s initiative to shift low-income housing from high-rises to mixed-income low-rises. Having observed the negative impact of this on his family and others, Eagle now “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,” according to a press release.
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