Pieces of Mick Jenkins

Not your typical hip hop emcee by a longshot. Not up all night drinking, flashing cars, money & subjugating women. Not that he is above all that mainstream hype Mick Jenkins just travels in another direction. Having already tasted commercial success with his debut album the Waters followed by Waves Jenkins asks, while talking to Billboard, “When the hype dies down, what is there?”. A question for the deep thinker, what makes you when you are not defined by society or a group or class of people?

““Yah, I be up early… If you bring me to a night session I will fall asleep. I will. I might fuck with you, and we might get something done, but I will fall asleep.”

Mick Jenkins has been focusing on a balance between his health and writing career. In regards to people or himself sacrificing their health for his work, “Those kinds of things plagued me. I was always looking back like, ‘Naw. I won’t accept that.“, he noted to Billboard. Now waking up early at 5am and works on his penmanship and his relationships and being Ghost. A great ideal following or more: the anxious, &or more: the frustrations; he conducted himself into one of our generations more lyrically proficient Hip Hop artists representing Chicago.

Now releasing his 2nd full album with a name reminiscing Gil Scott Heron‘s album Pieces of a Man, Jenkins re-imagined Herons work, imitating his deliverance by “oscillating between rapping rhyming and poetry”, as he noted to QuestTV. And he nails it for the most he has followed this flow and ideology since the anxious using a speech sample in C is for Cash Money. Presenting himself like he knows where he is at and you can tell with Soft Porn. With a lot of talent put into this from Ghostface Killah, Julian Bell, Corinne Bailey Raym, BadBadNotGood and KAYTRANADA and more, this is a low-key masterpiece you cannot overlook.

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Can C Mick Jenkins Now

Any and every artist has felt it before. The doubt, the anxiety, the wonder if your art, your labor, your ideas are good enough. For Mick Jenkins, explaining in an interview to WGN Radio, the more time passes between releases the more gets uneasy he gets, whether it because of the label or timing. What he forgets or does not realize is that time has little to do with relevance. The quality of the work what makes a piece timeless.

Mick Jenkins prepares for more releases, projects and collabs as he sees fit but as he explained to WGN, he has to release music. Or More; The Anxious is that compromise; to release the music without the grandeur for now. Filled with dark vibes and cryptic lyrics, these seven tracks underlines Jenkins position in Chicago hip hop fiercely. Reminding you that he has not gone anywhere.

Yes Jenkins been done made his presence known among the top Chicago hip hop artists and emcees like ProbcauseRich JonesSaba, Chance, Vic Mensa, Rhymster and everyone within those circles that have made this Chicago music renaissance what it is. Influencing newer music artists like recent collaborators Lowca$e and Tosa Brooks, Jenkins should leave a legacy. Imagine the imprint he will leave when we releases in his imagination a perfect project.

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Mick Jenkins New Music Builds Anticipation

Following the Healing Component Mick Jenkins has been busy spreadin love with the music. Keeping himself busy on stages and with collaborations. In the mix of all of this Jenkins has been at work behind the scenes on his new album. From the looks of his twitter feed it is on another level and the hype is building proper.

Letting the good vibes permeate in the studio with some amazing artists. Keepin it local with THEMPeople producing a smooth track and Jenkins lights one up spits something ill for a Layover. Out of left field Exmag, popular with Lowtemp collective, Manic Focus and Probcause from the city, coming in with JNTHN STEIN on a production that has nothing but good vibes. Mick Jenkins tops it off with the smoothest collective of words to perfect Spliff Temple.

Changing up the pace on his most recent track. Bringin in raw talent and attitude, GreenSLLIME lays down the foundation to bring out the Vampire in Brooklyn. The young verteran flexes his hip hop lyrical ability, letting this foreshadow the quality of his upcoming album. Mick Jenkins is about to level up get prepared and hit that and replay.

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Mick Jenkins Spreads the Love

Mick Jenkins is spreading that love and good music. Coming out of the studio with a positive message much needed for Chicago. Despite all the negativity being thrown your way you just have to keep your head up. The Universe does not throw anything your way that you cannot handle and everyone fighting a battle. If you are holding onto hate don’t. Live in the moment and Spread Love. Good to see a see a popular artist use his platform to spread a good message.

After all that positivity Mick Jenkins went for a trip to Toronto, Canada to record a song for Red Bull. Meeting up with BADBADNOTGOOD on the production they combine an indie jazzy beat with the hip hop heads lyrics and come up with more of a performance piece than a song. Starting out real slow like the morning and the then hits you with an energetic verse. Red Bull can certainly pick the artists to some up with something creative and unheard of.

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