Mick Jenkins News

Behind The Beat: Kirk Knight
Behind The Beat: Kirk Knight Oct 7, 2016 at 12:48pm
"In 2016, instrumentals are more important than rap. Producers be doing a lot," says 20-year-old Pro Era member Kirk Knight, who both raps and produces. But his heart really lies in the latter craft. Though he considers production to be the prime component of today's trending sounds -- "rap that makes you feel yourself" -- he's always had a special admiration for what a producer can bring to a song, pointing out that Jay Z couldn't have made the song cry without Just Blaze. 
Vote: Who Had The Best Project Of September 2016?
Vote: Who Had The Best Project Of September 2016? Oct 5, 2016 at 01:23pm
September 2016 is no more. It was a good month, a month that gave us much new music as we could handle. September 2016 saw the release of dozens of quality hip hop and R&B albums and mixtapes. We whittled these down to what we believe to be the twelve most significant releases of the month, and we want your help to decide which project was the absolute best. Here are the twelve:
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of September 2016
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of September 2016 Oct 3, 2016 at 02:42pm
Earlier this year, HNHH launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now.  The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop and R&B.
Mick Jenkins' "The Healing Component" (Review)
Mick Jenkins' "The Healing Component" (Review) Sep 29, 2016 at 04:53pm
Nothing is as it seems with Mick Jenkins, the 25-year old ginger ale-loving, water enthusiast hailing from the Southside of Chicago. A sip of Canada Dry could lead to an hour of aimless reminiscing; a common element like water is not only a metaphor for how slick his own flow is, it doubles as the soul-cleansing fountain of self-improvement that Jenkins seems to derive his age-betraying wisdom from. He’s an old soul set on being the spark that inspires insight in others. If you’re a bit confused - that’s okay.
Mick Jenkins, Rap Game Transparent Eyeball
Mick Jenkins, Rap Game Transparent Eyeball Sep 26, 2016 at 02:01pm
“In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, -- no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eye), which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground, -- my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space, -- all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part and parcel of God.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nature”
The Best Lyrics On Mick Jenkins' "The Healing Component"
The Best Lyrics On Mick Jenkins' "The Healing Component" Sep 23, 2016 at 05:23pm
Today we must thank Mick Jenkins, for he has given us maybe the most focused and lyrically splendid album of the year. The Healing Component is jam-packed with awe-inspiring turns of phrase and dazzling wordplay, all of which serve and strengthen the album's greater message of compassion and self-love. The Healing Component is the rap game Phantom Tollbooth. Click through the gallery to explore each track's finest lyrical moments.
Listen To Mick Jenkins' Debut Album "The Healing Component"
Listen To Mick Jenkins' Debut Album "The Healing Component" Sep 22, 2016 at 11:46pm
Ty Dolla Sign, Audio Push & T.I. aren’t the only ones dropping new projects today. Joining in on the fun is Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins, who’s highly anticipated debut album The Healing Component was just made available for purchase on iTunes.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of August 2016
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of August 2016 Aug 31, 2016 at 11:20am
Earlier this year, HNHH launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now.  The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop and R&B.
Mick Jenkins Reveals Tracklist For "The Healing Component"
Mick Jenkins Reveals Tracklist For "The Healing Component" Aug 26, 2016 at 12:11pm
Mick Jenkins has stepped back into the spotlight as he gears up to release his long-awaited and anticipated album, The Healing Component. He's kept a relatively low profile up until recently, when he started rolling out album leaks. Just last night he hit us with the music video for his BADBADNOTGOOD collaboration "Drowning."
Mick Jenkins Announces Release Date For Debut Album & $3 Tour
Mick Jenkins Announces Release Date For Debut Album & $3 Tour Aug 17, 2016 at 11:39am
Mick Jenkins is coming through in a big way for fans today. In addition to dropping the single “Spread Love,” Jenkins has also announced the release date for his debut album and a tour to go along with it. The Healing Component is slated for release on September 23 via Mick Jenkins’ own Free Nation label.  On September 29 Jenkins will begin his “A Quest For Love Tour.”
Every Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa Collaboration
Every Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa Collaboration Jun 14, 2016 at 03:57pm
There's been some recent talk that Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa aren't currently on the best of terms, a thought that has upset fans of both artists, who've been collaborating for years.
Stream Joey Purp's Mixtape "iiiDrops"
Stream Joey Purp's Mixtape "iiiDrops" May 29, 2016 at 02:02pm
Joey Purp is undoubtedly one of the most talented members of Chicago's vaunted Savemoney crew, but he hasn't enjoyed the shine of his crewmates Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa, probably because he hadn't released a project in over three years... until Friday, when he delivered his highly-anticipated mixtape iiiDrops. iiiDrops features appearances from Chance, Vic, Mick Jenkins, Saba, and theMIND. Production comes from Thelonious Martin, Knox Fortune, Smoko Ono, Ducko McFli, Garren (who produced "Smoke Break"), and more.
Joey Purp Shares "iiiDrops" Release Date & Tracklist
Joey Purp Shares "iiiDrops" Release Date & Tracklist May 19, 2016 at 02:24pm
SaveMoney emcee Joey Purp has been impressing more and more with each of the singles he's dropped ahead of his upcoming debut album, iiiDrops. He just shared a new one that'll surely turn some heads -- "GIRLS @," featuring Chance the Rapper and produced by Knox Fortune. With the new single, Joey has let fans know that his new album is just over a week away. Get ready for iiiDrops to arrive next Friday, May 27. 
10 Essential Mick Jenkins Tracks
10 Essential Mick Jenkins Tracks May 1, 2016 at 08:32pm
The most one-sided exchange of diss tracks in 2015 wasn't Drake vs. Meek Mill. It was Mick Jenkins vs. Vic Spencer.
Mick Jenkins Has Completed His Debut Album
Mick Jenkins Has Completed His Debut Album Apr 26, 2016 at 02:05pm
Tuesday afternoon, Mick Jenkins used his favorite grammatical tool, the bracket, to announced that his debut album has been completed. "I'm done. [wit the album]," he wrote on Instagram Jenkins has garnered critical and critical acclaim for his introspective, elemental, and highly lyrical style. He has previously indicated that his album would be called [T]he [H]ealing [C]omponent, the title has yet to be officially confirmed.
HNHH's Picks For The 2016 XXL Freshman List
HNHH's Picks For The 2016 XXL Freshman List Apr 14, 2016 at 06:23pm
We, the editors of HNHH, put our heads together this afternoon and picked the 10 artists we deemed most deserving of the 2016 XXL Freshman cover. Tough choices were made. Digital fists of fury were thrown on the HNHH editor email thread. But we feel good about our list. Our list is rock fucking solid. NOTE: according to the official bylaws of XXL, any artist who has released an album on a major label is ineligible for the Freshman cover. Hence, we did not include Bryson Tiller on our list.
Staff Picks Playlist (April 1)
Staff Picks Playlist (April 1) Apr 1, 2016 at 04:25pm
This week has proved to be pretty eventful when it comes to song releases. There was actually a lot to choose from when it came time to compile our weekly Staff Picks playlist, and we're expecting the commenters to call us out on any and all oversights. There were Drake leaks. There was a Weeknd remix of Bryson Tiller. There was a G-Eazy remix. There was a 50 Cent remix. There was a Lil Wayne remix. There was a Wavy Wednesday cut. There was a Lupe Fiasco freestyle. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
Miguel, Jeremih, Anderson .Paak To Perform At Pitchfork Music Festival 2016
Miguel, Jeremih, Anderson .Paak To Perform At Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 Feb 19, 2016 at 10:31am
It's still cold as hell outside, but festival season isn't all that far away. We've already seen the lineups for Bonnaroo and Coachella, and now it's time for the relatively modest, but always well-curated lineup for the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.This year, there's a little less rap and a lot more R&B than usual, and naturally, a lot of Chicago artists. Jeremih, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Mick Jenkins are the hometown representers, while Miguel, Anderson .Paak, FKA Twigs and Digable planets also make the bill. 
Breakout Artists Of 2015
Breakout Artists Of 2015 Dec 11, 2015 at 10:55am
Before we get to sharing the bulk of our "best of" lists with you this year, it's time to highlight 2015's biggest surprises and success stories. The fifteen artists we've chosen for our breakout list seem even more diverse than those on last year's list, with different genres, voices, opinions, and even countries being represented here. Some have popped up on our radars in the past few months, others have been grinding for years before getting their big break.
Staff Picks Playlist (September 25)
Staff Picks Playlist (September 25) Sep 25, 2015 at 05:07pm
The first day of Fall has come and went, and with that, we're slowly but surely getting to all those things we we're excited about, from the expected like GO:OD AM and the premiere of "Empire," to the unexpected like What A Time To Be Alive.