Open Mike Eagle returns to share tour dates following the release of Open Mike Eagle’s latest album “Another Triumph of Ghetto Engineering” via Auto Reverse. Alongside the announcement, the LA-based rapper shares a new music video from the album track “a new rap festival called falling loud.” Starting December 6th, OME will set out on a 9-date tour with stops in Houston, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and Miami amongst others.
A nod to his expert writing stills, the title of the song pokes fun at the well-known rap music festival Rolling Loud. This visual offering echoes the pensive tone of his previous work with OME examining the exploitative nature of capitalist society that profits off of the often therapeutic process of songwriting, especially for Black artists. His message is furthered by the growing crowd of businessmen who begin to fill his apartment almost immediately as he begins to start his day.
Another Triumph of Ghetto Engineering, like the title, is a sobering reflection on Black creativity, specifically in the rap and hip-hop space, mixed with OME’s own personal experiences. Speaking on the album, he shares “In the ghetto, we never stop toiling! These songs are all fancy ways of saying ‘fuck you’ to people that ignore us and ‘thank you’ to people that care if we live or die! Pay close attention to the song titles! This is another triumph of ghetto engineering! I took that cover photo. That’s my mama’s hand!”
Upcoming Live Dates
12/6 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
12/7 – Dallas, Texas @ Limbo Room at Ruins
12/8 – New Orleans, Louisiana @ Gasa Gasa
12/10 – New York City, New York @ Elsewhere (Zone One)
12/11 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Milkboy
12/12 – Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
12/13 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Sinclair
12/16 – Miami, Florida @ Gramps
12/17 – Orlando, Florida @ Conduit