While we anticipate Mick Jenkins’ upcoming sophomore album, Pieces of a Man, scheduled to release this upcoming Friday, he let loose two singles. They’re linked together in the same music video while also being made available separately over on all streaming services. The kicker is that the track “Padded Locks” features the legendary Ghostface Killah. Don’t sleep.
Chicago poet/writer/MC Mick Jenkins is moving at 100mph. After releasing two free EPs, he then dropped the loose single “Bruce Banner”, a bar-heavy heater produced by Nez & Rio. All of these releases act as further anticipation for Jenkins’ upcoming album, which should be arriving this year. He’s doing one hell of a job holding us all over until then. If you need more, be sure to check out his last two EPs, in particular the track “Earl Sweatshirt Type Beat.”
Mick Jenkins has been touring heavily these last couple of years, and this song is a testament to the ‘in transit’ hours that can truly test patience. Rather than scroll the web into a wormhole of boredom, the Chicago MC turns the purgatory into a ‘2 minute drill’ where he goes in on THEMpeople production and gets geographic inside dense bars. Don’t sleep.
Windy City producer Mulatto Beats let loose one hell of a producer album earlier this summer. Featuring a plethora of talented rappers (Lucki, Mick Jenkins, Warhol.ss, Qari, Alex Wiley, Trapo), the ten song project sounds like a cloud of smoke on a hot summer day. The production does not disappoint and all of the guests do their thing. Hopefully we get an instrumental version of this down the road. Spin this one on repeat until it gets cold again.