Rap is many things.
However, it's rarely funny. Open Mike Eagle, though, is most definitely funny - and he's blessed with probing insight and a gentle flow, too.
Gradually stamping out his own identity, the rapper has collaborated with the likes of Danny Brown and Busdriver. Heading into the studio, work is now complete on the rapper's new album.
'Comedy Hour' isn't so much satire - Open Mike Eagle continually plays it straight - but a series of witty, surrealist observations on 21st century life.
The title cut is online now, matching breezy beats with Open Mike Eagle's wordplay. With Toy Light on hand, it's a neat introduction to a very unique voice.
Open Mike Eagle is set to release 'Comedy Hour' on June 9th.