Open Mike Eagle has shared the music video for a brand new track called “Neighborhood Protection Spell (Lana Del Biden Nem).” The visual (directed and edited by Ryan Calavano) finds Mike rapping while wearing a face covering. Watch below (via Mad Dragon Music).
In a statement, Open Mike Eagle explained:
When I wrote this song the world was not on fire yet. I had felt subtle attacks on Blackness from Joe Biden and other public figures. Notions that were harmful about authenticity. Notions that called our behavioral and consumption choices into question without any reference to the historical context that they are couched in. I made this song as a spell to ward off subtle social attacks at Blackness. I put a lot in it to make sure it works.
Read “Open Mike Eagle on the Economics of Being an Indie Rapper” over on the Pitch.
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork