Open Mike Eagle dominated End of Year Lists with his last album “Dark Comedy” – making USA Today, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork’s “Best of” Lists at the end of 2014. During 2015 he toured Europe & North America, as well as making television appearances on Comedy Centrals’ Why With Hannibal Burress (alongside Thundercat & Flying Lotus), Midnight w/ Chris Hardwick, and appearing on the Eric Andre Show. During all of this he completed his strongest album to date “Hella Personal FIim Festival” with UK producer Paul White. You may know Paul White from his solo work, or his production work with Danny Brown, Homeboy Sandman, or Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). But his work with Open Mike sets a new standard for cohesiveness and creativity. Eclectic, inspired, and at times jarring, the sound is Arthouse Hip-hop at it’s best. The new album “He/la Personal Film Festival” features are sparse and pointed, one from the legendary Aesop Rock and the other from Future Islands frontman Hemlock Ernst. The topics are profound and timely, fresh in their perspective. This is one for heavy rotation.