It's been a minute, but Chicago's Mick Jenkins has returned to the fold. This time, he's back with a lyrical onslaught by the name of "Bruce Banner." There's plenty to unpack throughout the three-thirty runtime, and Mick continues to shine, proudly embracing his title as "writer" like few others can profess to do.
Lyrically, there are only a select few capable of hanging with Mick, let alone matching his effortless swagger. "N***as lose medullas fucking with my shooters," he warns, "rappers lose medallions fucking with Chicago." Say no more. While foregoing musical trends in favor of sheer lyricism, Jenkins riddles "Bruce Banner" with wordplay, punchlines, and an absolutely menacing flow; in some ways, he's reminiscent here of a young Crooked I, only fueled by a poet's fear of death.
It would appear that "Bruce Banner" is a harbinger of a new Mick Jenkins album. While details are scarce, Mick's new single plays out like a forceful reminder of who is truly in charge; this one feels like a statement, and if Mick continues to wander down this direction, his forthcoming project may be his best effort thus far. Stream "Bruce Banner" now, and sound off. Did ya'll drink your water today?
Ya'll n***as babbling about who the greatest and who after him
If intelligent discussion was dribbling you'd be travelling
And I'd be somewhere Harlem Globetrot traffickin' truth
I'm adamant about the handle I got on this shit,
I patterned it after James Harden and James Patterson,
Don't make me Alex Cross, cross, skip through that lane and change strategy