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Watch Open Mike Eagle's Video for "Ziggy Starfish"

by Eric Thurm
Open Mike Eagle is one of the best artists alive. Last year's Dark Comedy was a bit of a breakthrough moment for his unapologetic art-rap, featuring lyrically dense, funny, and moving music about everything from the fear of ubiquitous technology to loneliness to Adventure Time. Today, Eagle released the video for "Ziggy Starfish," the final track off excellent follow-up A Special Episode of EP.

Produced by Gold Panda, the track captures much of what makes Mike Eagle so great -- raw emotion, existential crisis, and a sharp eye wrapped in a package of strong rapping and infectious, understated beats. The video, directed by Kris Merc, features a club romance gone wrong, quiet in the midst of a party, and a cameo from frequent Mike Eagle collaborator Hannibal Buress. 

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