Open Mike Eagle is teaming with comic Baron Vaughn for a brand new Comedy Central selection present known as The New Negroes. The weekly sequence will function a number of stand-up units and shut with a brand new unique music and music video by OME in collaboration with completely different music company.
Forward of the premiere date later this week, OME has shared his first monitor for The New Negroes. It’s dubbed “Unfiltered” and finds him working with Detroit rapper Danny Brown.
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Within the clip, OME’s day on the workplace ends in catastrophe when his interior voice (performed by Brown) makes itself recognized to his fellow coworkers. Test it out beneath.
The New Negroes takes its title and theme from Alain Locke’s equally titled guide of “essays, poetry, fiction, and music from a era of rising artists credited with launching the Harlem Renaissance.” OME added:
“In different phrases, it was a spot the place black folks shared their lives, their views, and their beliefs. It was a spot the place black folks might outline themselves as an alternative of being outlined by others. Our present aspires to do the identical with stand-up comedy, music, and music movies.”
The variability present airs Friday, April 19th at 11:00 p.m. ET, with a simulcast on each Comedy Central and BET. Comedians Hannibal Buress and Sasheer Zamata are anticipated to show in units all through the season, whereas Lizzo, Technique Man, MF Doom are slated to hit the studio with OME.
OME dropped his What Occurs Once I Attempt to Calm down EP in 2018, whereas his final correct full-length, Brick Physique Children Nonetheless Daydream, got here the yr earlier than that. Seize all of his vinyl releases right here.
As for Brown, the MC’s Atrocity Exhibition hit cabinets manner again in 2016; buy that LP and his previous vinyl releases over right here. It appears Brown could also be prepping a return, although, as he has scheduled pageant performances at Afropunk Brooklyn, Motion Detroit, and Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit. Discover tickets to all his upcoming exhibits by heading this fashion.
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