Mick Jenkins

Mick Jenkins Announces ‘The Healing Component’ Release Date, Drops “Spread Love”

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Mick Jenkins fans have been waiting for the follow-up to his 2014 mixtape The Water[s] and it’s officially on its way. Jenkins has announced that his debut album, The Healing Component, drops September 23. The Chicago artist also released the melodic tune “Spread Love,” which encourages listeners to get rid of the hate and treat the next man as your brother. With the Healing […]

Mick Jenkins’ Debut Album Is Complete

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Chicago’s own Mick Jenkins has finally finished his debut album. The rapper, who is known for his gritty flow, dropped the news via his Instagram page by simply saying, “I’m done.” It’s been four years since Jenkins released his first official mixtape, The Mickstape. That same year, he released his second tape, The Pursuit of […]

Listen to a New Mick Jenkins Song, “The Artful Dodger,” Produced by Kaytranada

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Mick Jenkins has released a project every year since 2012, and his seen his popularity skyrocket thanks to 2014’s The Water[s], and 2015’s The Wave[s], an album and an EP that show off Mick’s dexterity in abundance, as he seamlessly shifts between hardcore bar technician, goofball love interest and several other personas he executes well. On […]

Check Out Mick Jenkins’ Latest, “On The Map,” Featuring BADBADNOTGOOD

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Mick Jenkins has been one of the most consistent new rappers of the last few years, and even when he’s not dropping a full project, his loosies reflect his talents accurately. The latest of those is “On The Map,” the Chicago rapper’s BADBADNOTGOOD-featured re-make of Sensei Blue‘s song of the same name, the music video […]

Watch Mick Jenkins’ New Video for “P’s & Q’s”

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In case you forgot just how good this kid is Mick Jenkins is prepping his new release, The Wave[s], and after teasing it with the introductory track, Jenkins drops the forthcoming project’s new song and video, “P’s and Q’s,” a ridiculous black-out session during which Jenkins primarily uses words beginning or accentuated with the letters […]

Mick Jenkins Shares The Intro From His Upcoming EP, “Alchemy”

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photo: Trash Hand Mick Jenkins is prepping his new project, and sharpening his sword Every once in a while, even in this current “turn-up” era, a couple young lyricists come along that make you stop, think, and listen in awe. Well thanks to Mick Jenkins‘ last project, The Water[s], it’s become apparent that the bright […]

About to Blow: SXSW 2015 Edition

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Deep in the heart of Texas lives one of nations greatest cultural conventions.  Commanding 2,200 official performers and bands playing in more than 100 different venues and locations, a film festival, and an interactive technology experience for 10 days, The city of Austin becomes A tastemakers buffet of audio and visual delights with the arrival […]

Listen To Joywave’s “Bad Dreams” Ft. Mick Jenkins & Little Simz

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Would would have thought that a publicist could be the key to dream collaborations? Well that’s who to thank for this track among Joywave, Mick Jenkins, and Little Simz. The Rochester, NY group lent two of its two members, Daniel Armbruster and Sean Donnelly, to lay down a Gothic track for the two emcees and […]

Stream Now: Shawn M’s “How You Feel”

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Rapper Shawn M. recruits Chi-town representer Mick Jenkins for his Curtiss King produced “How You Feel,” from his New Religion project.  Check it out below, and let us know what you think. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/176457145″ params=”color=ff5500″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

Watch Mick Jenkins’ “Dehydration” Video

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Directed by: Nathan Smith Our Unsigned Hype alumnus is back with a new video. Mick Jenkins sticks to his theme of water representing knowledge, but this time turns your attention to the lack thereof. “Dehydration” comes off of his Water[s] project and is a testament to his promise to uphold the image of Chicago, despite […]

Listen To Mick Jenkins’ “Rain” (Prod. Kaytranada)

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Current Unsigned Hype Mick Jenkins is already working on new music since his last project. The Alabama emcee by way of Chicago drops “Rain,” a Kaytranada produced cut that uses the beat from Missy Elliott’s “The Rain.” Mick does what he does best and paints vivid pictures of the grim Chicago streets from his window, […]

Listen To Ricky Dubs’ “Keep It 100” Ft. Mick Jenkins & YC The Cynic

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Out of madness, rises order. That’s how the third single from producer Ricky Dubs develops from its off beat piano chords to a steady snare and hi-hat drum beat, organically enriched by Mick Jenkins and YC The Cynic. You get two different interpretations of keeping it 100 with more timely references in the PGA and […]

Listen To Mick Jenkins’ The Water[s]

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From Datpiff obscurity to signing with Cinematic Music Group, Mick Jenkins proves that the naive fans of our culture who think it is dead, oh so wrong. After his Trees and Truths project, the Huntsville, Alabama emcee, by way of Chicago, delves deeper into the realm of truth through music. His self-awareness of the position […]

Watch Mick Jenkins’ “Jazz” Video

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Imagine a world where, instead of drugs and sex, people had to smuggle the truth and knowledge. What if fulfillment through self-knowledge was scarce and distributed unevenly to the masses? In a way, the current world isn’t too far off from that image. Even with technology and mass media, there’s probably a lot going on […]

Listen To Mick Jenkins’ & Supa Bwe’s “Treat Me”

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Racism isn’t just spitting in someone’s face or yelling ignorant names because of someone’s skin color. It’s also stopping someone from advancing him or herself in life or disrespecting that person without even knowing him or her. Now racism has a well dressed, yet just as ugly, cousin–classism. If you peel away all of the […]

Never On Schedule But Always On Time: Week of 5/9/14

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Never leave your phone with your girl… Dr. Dre is Hip-Hop’s first billionaire. Yes, you read that correctly. Although it’s unclear, yet probable, whether Apple is buying Beats by Dre, the West Coast legend has another thing to brag about if he ever steps to the mic again. What does that mean? Detox is definitely […]

Mick Jenkins Contributes To The DJBooth Freestyle Series With “Steam”

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FreeNation Front Man Also Pegged To Perform At Smokers Club’s 4/20 Concert   From 2009 to 2011, The DJBooth Freestyle Series became known as a right of passage for emcees preparing to move to the next level. Before exploding into the mainstream consciousness, former underground golden boy’s like Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, among others, cut their teeth in the […]

Never On Schedule, But Always On Time: Week of 3/21/14

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This is na-cho cheese I really hope some rappers read this column every Friday and catch themselves when they read the corny line of the week that I’ve chosen to accompany the image to the right. It really is a problem when some lines are so cliche in Rap that I can call them out […]