Open Mike Eagle goes pro wrestling in new ‘No Selling’ video.
Open Mike Eagleâ€™s trenchant new album â€˜Brick Body Kids Still Daydreamâ€™ is out now on Mello Music Group and has been met with across-the-board raves. The new record, which breathes new life into Chicagoâ€™s fallen Robert Taylor Homes housing project.
Today, Mike is premiering the video for â€œNo Selling (UncleÂ ButchÂ Pretending It Donâ€™t Hurt),â€ a wrestling-themed video that stars Kimmy Gatewood from Netflixâ€™s G.L.O.W, as well as professional wrestlers Trauma and Human Tornado. â€œI gotta keep a faÃ§ade / I gotta play it cool / Like when you with a girl and she go away to school,â€ raps Mike, using a wrestling metaphor (â€œsellingâ€, or playing up, the pain inflicted by an opponent) to interrogate the concept of masculinity.Â Â Watch ‘No Selling‘ below.