Rapper Open Mike Eagle and comedian Baron Vaughn have combined their talents for a new Comedy Central series called The New Negroes. The weekly variety show is packed with multiple stand-up sets, and each episode boasts a new original song and music video by OME in collaboration with different music guests.
Earlier this month we heard the first of those collaborations, “Unfiltered”, featuring Danny Brown. A second joint track has been revealed in “Police Myself” which sees OME sharing the mic with elusive rap legend MF DOOM.
“Police Myself” is taken from the upcoming second episode of The New Negroes, which focuses on crime and justice. As such, the track’s accompanying video follows OME and the police alter-ego voice in his head, which often tries to steer him out of trouble.
OME elaborated further in a press statement:
“The theme of the episode is criminality and we made a song and video outlining the idea of ‘double consciousness’ where one has to be aware of their own internal experience but also aware of how others perceive them. For black Americans and other marginalized people around the world that perception can be the difference between life and death.”
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Watch the clip for “Police Myself” below.
The second New Negroes episode airs this Friday, April 26th.