Mick Jenkins' "The Healing Component" (Review)
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
“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"
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"
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
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 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 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
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"
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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)
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.
Ticket Giveaway: Mick Jenkins' "Wave[s]" Tour
Tomorrow, Mick Jenkins will begin a month-long tour with Stwo, as the Chicago rapper takes his new album Wave[s] on the road. The album has already been receiving quite positive reviews, and serves as a follow up to his mixtape The Water[s].
Staff Picks Playlist (August 28)
It's that time of the week again. As we make our way into the weekend hours, literally, it's almost 5 PM here on the East Coast, we've readied a new Staff Picks playlist to jam. Today saw a notable album release from The Weeknd, while earlier in the week we got big singles from August Alsina, Curren$y with August Alsina (and Lil Wayne, who also appeared on Alsina's track...New Orleaneans teaming up), Jay Rock and a few others.
Review: Mick Jenkins' "Wave[s]"
Breakout Chicago emcee Mick Jenkins raps, “With perfect pitch, I’m screaming free my niggas/ polished and purposeful, he’s producing pristine pictures.” These rhymes-- which open “P’s & Q’s,” the eighth track off Jenkins’ latest effort, Wave[s]-- encapsulate both the ethos of this nine track EP, and one of its major shortcomings. While Jenkins is as evocative as ever, his pitch, his execution, is somewhat off.