April 16, 2015


Mick Jenkins Releases Dope New Single "Alchemy"

Lawrence Agyei
Lawrence Agyei

If they're not already, Chicago should be thanking the heavens for Mick Jenkins. It seems the end is nigh for ignorant and predominantly skill-less Chiraq emcees like Lil Herb and Chief Keef as poets like Mick, Chance the Rapper, and Vic Mensa elbow their way into the center of the spotlight. And personally, I couldn't be more satisfied. Exhibit A, the new track "Alchemy":

Mick's last full length, the truly brilliant The Water[s], dropped quietly last summer to a small crowd of dedicated listeners. Many wondered how and why the album wasn't an immediate sensation, but it became apparent to the few devotees who were privy that Mick is a grower, not a show-er. Patience is key when it comes to Jenkins and his work. There will be no bombastic surprise release that the masses abandon after 10 days, but more likely a strong and steady rise to notoriety built on a string of perfectly executed projects.

Mick's next EP, appropriately titled The Wave[s], will presumably remain in line with his appreciation for H20. So, yeah: DRINK MORE WATER.