Boomkat Product Review:
'Unapologetic Art Rap' is a bold debut entry to the leftfield rap scene from LA's Open Mike Eagle. As part of the Swim Team collective and Thirsty Fish, Open Mike has contributed to a handful of underground hiphop records but this is his dash for solo success, albeit a highly considered and confident dash. With a droll and sardonic style he at once celebrates and lampoons the scene that bore him, spilling helplessly verbose and angular wordplay over up-to-date beats from Exile, Always Prolific, Adamatic and more, and joined by guest spots from Busdriver, Nocando, Serengeti & Jefferson DeJesus. This is conscious rap that's conscious of not coming across as preachy, but still finds much virtue in being part of an underground black artform with much still to be explored.