Those in the know already have October 26th circled on their calendars, likely beside the initials MJ. The occasion marks the arrival of Mick's upcoming Pieces Of A Man album, which will mark the rapper's fourth official release, following up 2016's The Healing Component. We've already heard lead single "Understood," which finds Mick kicking bars over a smooth Kaytranada instrumental. Now, Mick has summoned the spirit of Shaolin for his latest offering, the Ghostface Killah assisted "Padded Locks."
Once again sliding over a slick beat from Kaytra, Mick effortlessly trades bars with Tony Starks, a worthy counterpart to the legend. "Boonk actin' like it's gravy lookin' crazy on the internet," he raps, "n***s Dirty Dancin' no Patrick Swayze." And thus, Swayze's status as the most referenced actor in hip-hop remains unchallenged. Ghost picks up where Jenkins left off, trading verbal dexterity for a no-nonsense, menacing gravitas. It's certainly a different approach for Ghost, but one that appropriately exhibits his formidable presence. Peep the collaboration now, and mark your calendars accordingly.
N***as bitin' crazy all they see is death by rabies
N***as gettin' lazy diggin' holes and pushing daisies
Boonk actin' like it's gravy lookin' crazy on the internet
N***s Dirty Dancin' no Patrick Swayze