"Young Lazarus on the rise, I'm laying it down to rest."
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.
Given the lyrical depth of The Healing Component, it should come as no surprise that Jenkins's freestyle was stellar. "Learning if I put in layman's terms, you worms," he raps, "Couldn't fuck with an early bird at your best / Young Lazarus on the rise, I'm laying it down to rest." The freestyle was so good, that Sway halted the fake applause, saying applause would be a disservice. "I want people to think about that shit for a second," he said.
Check out Jenkins's "Sway in the Morning" freestyle above, interview below, and read HNHH's recent interview with the rising Chicago star.