Open Mike Eagle is an L.A. based hip-hop artist. On Secret Skin, he and his guests examine what’s really going on behind the face that hip-hop artists put on for the public. The in-jokes. The heavy stuff. The tour stories. The day-to-day struggles and absurdities of being a working musician. The Secret Skin. Want to know more? Click.


Episode #31: Hari Kondabolu

September 8, 2015 · Duration: 49:42 · Play

Comedian Hari Kondabolu talks with Mike about pro wrestling, Hollywood, and reasonably priced hotels in New York City.

Episode #29: VerBS and Bananas

August 10, 2015 · Duration: 1:00:00 · Play

Mike takes us to Bananas, one of LA’s most creatively important club nights, and he interviews the man who puts it all together, VerBS.

Episode #19: Sims

April 6, 2015 · Duration: 59:48 · Play

Mike interviews Sims of Doomtree about the benefits and challenges in being part of a big crew. Plus, Mike reads his iTunes reviews. They’re mostly good. Mostly.

Episode #12: Selling Music Is Hard, Featuring Busdriver

January 26, 2015 · Duration: 49:44 · Play

Open Mike Eagle interviews his friend and mentor Busdriver. The conversation ranges from Martin Luther King Jr. to the dadaist nature of rap to Mike’s new EP, from which he premieres a new song, “Ziggy Starfish (Anti-Anxiety Raps).”

Episode #8: Milo and Ferguson

December 1, 2014 · Duration: 1:10:21 · Play

This episode of Secret Skin has a wide-ranging chat between Open Mike and his friend and fellow hip-hop artist Milo. It also opens with Mike’s thoughts on Ferguson. You should listen.