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.