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Last year, the indie-rap veteran Open Mike Eagle released a great album called Anime, Trauma And Divorce — a painful personal deep-dive that somehow managed to be self-deprecating and funny. Today, OME has dropped a new compilation track, and you’d think that would be an excuse fo the man to relax a little bit, to go on cruise-control. That’s not really how Open Mike Eagle works, though.

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Alongside billy woods, the New York rapper Elucid is one half of the duo Armand Hammer. Earlier this year, Armand Hammer released the shattering, expressionistic masterwork Shrines, one of 2020’s best rap albums. But Elucid wasn’t done. Instead, he’s teamed up with the Michigan producer known as the Lasso to form a duo called Small…

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The videos never stop. They’re a constant stream, a deluge. As I’m writing this, the last one was three days ago. Cinematically, that video is nothing much. The imagery is static, even boring. It’s NBA YoungBoy, riding a shopping cart through a supermarket, throwing boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch at the camera. It’s NBA YoungBoy,…

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