Episode 38: Mike Eagle
Not many rappers list They Might Be Giants as their primary musical influence. But Mike, who performs as “Open Mike Eagle” isn’t like most rappers. Labelled as Art Rap by the L.A. Times, Mike’s songs are thoughtful, wry and uncompromising. He opens up about the struggle to fit in at a school for gifted children, the uncertainty of familial love in an unstable home, and the need to discuss the mental effects history has had on African Americans.