I Went Outside Today (Ft. Aesop Rock)
It is flu season, at least in DC. Everyone has had it, or is just about to have it. Which reminds me– have you taken any vitamin C? Take it and then go outside and press play to this Open Mike Eagle track featuring Aesop Rock. “I Went Outside Today” is the song of the present. It’s old boom bap and new conscious raising sick yet silky floetry. The kids these days know that Chance the Rapper and Isaiah Rashad are the next step but do they know that Open Mike Eagle is still here gifting them? Same goes for Lupe Fiasco, we’ve slept on a whole class of Chi-town magnificence, but thanks to their efforts there is still time. Open Mike Eagle’s comprehensive and collaborative album Hella Personal Film Festival will be out March 25th.
This is a song about a new day, a new dawn, a new moment, and also a new piano for producer Paul White. That’s all on there, the beat rejoices, hitting hard, praising that moment when you feel yourself and want to take your talents out into the street, dancing. Excellent. Yeah! Listen below.