“The New Negroes With Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle,” Comedy Central’s new stand-up comedy music series, premieres this Friday. Ahead of its drop, co-creator Open Mike Eagle has teamed up with Danny Brown for a new song and video called “Unfiltered.” The clip follows Mike’s day in the office gone wrong when his inner dialogue—played by Brown—takes over. Watch it below.
“The New Negroes” pays homage to Alain Locke’s book The New Negro, which was a collection of essays, poetry, fiction, and music from the black artists behind the Harlem Renaissance. It airs this Friday, April 19, on Comedy Central with a simulcast on BET. Each episode will feature stand-up sets and an original song and music video by Mike and a musical guest. After Danny, MF Doom, Lizzo, Father, Hannibal Buress, Method Man, and others are confirmed to appear.
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