Open Mike Eagle‘s fantastic new track, “Late Show,” serves two purposes:
- It’s a victory lap of sorts for Mike, who’s had one hell of a year with his new album, new podcast, and slew of international tour dates
- It’s the first song we’re hearing off Mello Music Group’s upcoming label compilation, which is due out in early 2015
Beyond that, the Exile-produced joint is simply one of the best songs I’ve heard in a minute. Maybe it’s because Mike just goes off for like four minutes straight—the last minute or so is more of an improvised series of thoughts—and drops lines like, “And I’m a polar bear with words for a fancy song/ I think it’s the first verse from “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”/ [audience laughs]/ Fuck you, I like the Spin Doctors.” He also spits about America liking dogs more than his people, privacy rights vs. personal computers, and much more.
You can hear “Late Show” below.