Open Mike Eagle has announced a new record, Component System With the Auto Reverse, sharing the single ‘i’ll fight you’. The project arrives on October 7 via the rapper’s own label Auto Reverse Records. Check out ‘I’ll Fight You’, which was produced by Diamond D, below.
Spanning 14 tracks, Component System With the Auto Reverse features the earlier released tracks ‘burner account’ (featuring Armand Hammer) and ‘multi-Game arcade cabinet’ (with R.A.P. Fererria, Still Rift, and Video Dave), as well as guest production from Madlib, Quelle Chris, Child Actor, Kuest1, and Illingsworth.
When I was in high school I used to stay up late to tape the hip-hop shows on college radio station WHPK on the south side of Chicago. it was the only way to hear the underground rap songs that changed my world. I still have many of the cassettes, with songs by giants like MF DOOM, DITC, Outsidaz, All Natural, Juggaknots, Organized Konfusion and more.
I named each tape. I named one Component System. This album was made in the spirit of that tape but with new music from me. Some of the people on the original tape appear on this album, I’m so proud of that that it brings me close to tears.
This first single is produced by Diamond D of DITC, who’s beats and raps have inspired me my whole ass life.
Open Mike Eagle released Anime, Trauma and Divorce back in 2020.
Component System With the Auto Reverse Cover Artwork:
Component System With the Auto Reverse Tracklist:
1. the song with the secret name
2. tdk scribbled intro
3. 79th and stony island
4. i’ll fight you
5. circuit city [feat. Video Dave and Still Rift]
6. I retired then I changed my mind
7. burner account [feat. Armand Hammer]
8. for Doom
9. crenshaw and homeland
10. multi-Game arcade cabinet [feat. R.A.P. Ferreira, Still Rift and Video Dave]
11. credits interlude [feat. Serengeti]
12. peak lockdown raps
13. kites [feat. Video Dave and Still Rift)