Mick Jenkins is one of hip-hop's most underrated young lyricists, and he continues to prove his worth on Mulatto Beats' "Guilty Automatic." The collaboration, which comes off Mulatto's .22 Summers project, finds Mick spitting some real talk over a dark, up-tempo instrumental. The Chi-town emcee tackles the subject of Police brutality and double standards, invoking the tension of being a black man stopped under false assumptions.
While he's never shied from socially conscious material, Jenkins tackles subjects like the aforementioned with a degree of eloquence and wisdom rare in his generation of rappers. The track marks another solid addition to his expanding catalog, and Mulatto Beats' production suits him well.
I ain't arguin' bout who started this water shit
You way too young if you still think we authored this
You play too much we only play the auspicious
Caution it's people everywhere tryna steal the shine from dark pigments