Mello Music Group is having a great 2015 and it keeps getting better. It’s the perfect house for Open Mike Eagle, who has released an album and an EP while under their helm. To revisit his contribution to the label compilation, Open Mike Eagle gets together with Ryan Calavano to put some accompanying visuals to the Oddisee-produced track, “Celebrity Reduction Prayer.”
Social media has created new egos for every individual that partake in these websites, apps or whatever they’re coming up with nowadays. Normal people (“normal” deeming the fact that they are not a “celebrity”) become celebrities in their own social media world as they become “*insert social media outlet here* famous” — you know you’ve heard that before. Open Mike Eagle has a message for those people: no one cares. These people are the reason Daryl the Janitor is signing autographs and Joe the Waiter quit his job and went viral. Ryan Calavano does a great job expressing the world how it’s seen by many. Open Mike Eagle walks around with his Instagram likes on his mind while couples compete on who can social media better while on a date. This is an ode to those who don’t see the lining that differentiates the physical life and the life behind your username.
Check out the Instagram-filtered video for “Celebrity Reduction Prayer” below. You should also check out the latest episode of Secret Skin, Open Mike Eagle’s podcast where he chats it up with Daedelus about the LA beat scene.