Mick Jenkins "Sway In The Morning" Freestyle
Mick Jenkins released his debut album The Healing Component in September. It was pretty great. Now he's on tour. During a recent stop in New York, he swung by "Sway in the Morning" to spit a freestyle for the host of the program, Sway Calloway.
Mick Jenkins Calls Seahorses, Baseball & New York City Overrated In "Over/Under"
Mick Jenkins is the latest guest to appear on Pitchfork's Over/Under series. For his edition, he questions how we came up with the name for 'seahorses' and calls them overrated, "I don't really understand our references for why we call seahorses seahorses. They're not...What are they?" Karaoke receives his underrated blessing, as well as jazz (probably unsurprisingly as he does have a bit of a jazz influence on his sound), however both baseball and New York City he calls overrated (the latter "to the fullest extent").
Mick Jenkins On Hot 97
Mick Jenkins is in a lane of his own these days, whether it's his prowess with lyrics or his beat selection, there aren't too many rappers embodying hip-hop like he is. As the rapper readies his new album, The Healing Component for release at the end of next week, he's made a quick trip to New York where he sat down with Hot 97.
Mick Jenkins Feat. BADBADNOTGOOD "Drowning" Video
Mick Jenkins Feat. BADBADNOTGOOD
Mick Jenkins has unveiled his new single, "Drowning," via an arresting new music video, in which he plays a runaway slave. The song, which will appear on his upcoming debut album, The Healing Component, is a collaboration with the Toronto band BADBADNOTGOOD, who worked with Jenkins recently on their own track "Hyssop of Love."
Mick Jenkins Responds To YouTube Comments
Mick Jenkins dropped off the follow-up to The Water[s] earlier this year, Wave[s], which served as a commercial release this time around. One of the songs that led the album was the Kaytranada-produced "P's & Q's," which received a music video prior to the project's release.
Mick Jenkins Freestyles On Tim Westwood
It's always dope when you can tell a rapper is actually freestyling. Such is the case in Mick Jenkin's recent appearance on Tim Westwood's BBC radio show in London. Taking a break from his European tour, the fast-rising Chicago MC spit some off-the-dome bars over Mobb Deep’s timeless “Shook Ones” instrumental below.
Mick Jenkins "Your Love" Video
As great as Mick Jenkins is, he's not generally heralded for his pop sensibility. This is what made "Your Love" such a surprise. The record sounds like a modern take on an early 00s Pharrell-penned hit, and it weirdly fits Jenkins perfectly.
Mick Jenkins' Bootleg Kev Freestyle
While out in Tampa, FL recently for his on-going tour, Mick Jenkins decided to take time out his busy schedule to pay a visit by the Bootleg Kev show where he laid down some dope bars for the listeners on air. Going in over Common’s classic “Sixth Sense” instrumental, watch as the Chicago rapper goes off the top and showcases his effortless flow & impressive wordplay in this new freestyle above.
On The Come Up: Mick Jenkins
We're back at it today, launching a new season of our On The Come Up video series, where we give you all the #facts you need to know about rappers who are on the cusp of breaking. HNHH mainstay Mick Jenkins is helping us kick off the new season.
Mick Jenkins On Real Late With Peter Rosenberg
Mick Jenkins is one of the most eloquent dudes in rap. Fresh off his excellent Waves EP, he stopped by Late Night with Peter Rosenberg to chop it up. Mick's been busy on tour and working on his album The Healing Component due out sometime in 2016. He says he's got something special planned for the fans. He talked about the Chicago music scene, explained the philosophy behind his crew Free Nation Rebel Soldiers, and shared his favorite rapper of all-time (different from Jill Scott, "hands down" his favorite artist).
Mick Jenkins "Get Up Get Down" Video
Mick Jenkins's The Water[s] was a 2014 mixtape of the year candidate, and with his freshly minted EP Wave[s] he continues to explore the theme of water and develop his unique style that he refers to as "art trap."
Mick Jenkins "P's & Q's" Video
Just a few minutes ago, audio of a new Mick Jenkins track called "P's & Q's" his Spotify, and with very little adieu, here's the video for the Kaytranada-produced cut. It's a slo-mo set of visuals contained in just one shot. Much like his methodic, decidedly un-trendy music's relationship with Chicago's prevailing drill scene, Mick is depicted amidst a veritable warzone of chaotic activity, unfazed and marching to the beat of his own drum. It's a cool parallel to his own career arc, and also a brilliant video directed by Nathan R. Smith.
CinematicTV's SXSW Recap Video
We're now a few weeks removed from the madness that was SXSW 2015, but if you're feeling nostalgic (and craving some bud), CinematicTV's got you covered with their recap of all the Smoker's Club events that went down this year. Check out the smoke-clouded video above. In it, we see artists as varied as The Diplomats, Pro Era, Lil Herb and Mick Jenkins enjoying some green together, as well as rocking a variety of shows throughout the week. Blunts, bongs, bowls and dabs are puffed, with the Smoker's Club really making good on their name over the course of this short video.
Nardwuar Vs. Mick Jenkins
Nardwuar's already provided us with some great interviews from his recent trip to SXSW, and today we get yet another. This time, Mick Jenkins steps in for an interview, and like many before him, he's wowed by Nardwuar's deep knowledge of random facts about him. In addition to gifting him an Erik Satie record, Nardo presents Jenkins with old pictures of himself, and asks him random questions like, "What do mushrooms do to you, Mick?" Mick seems jazzed by the Vancouver native's research, and surprised by the pictures he brought along.
Mick Jenkins "Dehydration" Video
His hometown's murder rate was clearly on Mick Jenkins' mind when crafting his dope summer mixtape The Water[s]. His new video for the DJ Dahi-produced "Dehydration" opens with clips of news reports about Chicago's homicide statistics.
Mick Jenkins Feat. Supa BWE "Treat Me" Video
Mick Jenkins Feat. Supa Bwe
Prior to the release of his stand-out sophomore mixtape, The Water[s], Mick Jenkins released this thought-provoking and socially conscious record called "Treat Me" (which did not appear on the mixtape). For the most part it flew under the radar (although it did appear on Underrated Audio), but today Mick brings our attentio
Mick Jenkins Freestyle On Shade 45
In terms of pure, bar-for-bar lyricism, Mick Jenkins is surely one of the most impressive up-and-comers we've heard this year, with his The Water[s] tape wowing all of us over here at HNHH.
Mick Jenkins "Jazz" Video
We were very pleased to announce the other day that we'll be premiering Mick Jenkin's anticipated follow up to Trees And Truths come August 12th. The Chicago rapper has kept The Water[s] tightly under wraps for the most part, but he's let go a few records here and there.
Alex Wiley Feat. Mick Jenkins "Own Man" Video
Alex Wiley Feat. Mick Jenkins
Alex Wiley debuted his sophomore mixtape effort, Village Party, last week, and although this collaboration with Mick Jenkins got axed from the final tracklist (instead another Mick Jenkins collabo, "Forever," appeared on the tape), Wiley and Jenkins have decided to shoot a video for the track regardless.
Alex Wiley & Mick Jenkins Talk The Making Of "Own Man"
Alex Wiley & Mick Jenkins
We just heard from Mick Jenkins earlier today, when he delivered the new mixtape leak "Free Nation Rebel Soldier Pt. 2" and he's come up again, this time discussing his collaboration for Alex Wiley's new single "Own Man."