Mick Jenkins has been releasing music pretty steadily over the past couple of years, and no one is complaining. These latest two tracks, “$3,000 Advice” and “Grenade Theory” are both produced by THEMpeople and both feature vocals from theMIND. “$3,000 Advice” continues with the vibes we felt on Mick’s last EP Wave[s] and “Grenade Theory” brings up the violence in his hometown of Chicago. As Mick put it, “This aint no project. It’s just a sip… two songs. That’s it. Enjoy.” Stream the two new tracks below.
Mick Jenkins is on a break between his US tour (that included dates with us in Austin, Houston, and Dallas) and his European tour, so he found some time to release a new video. “Your Love,” off his latest mixtape Wave[s], has that romantic feel, that Lupe nod (“Have a dream in New Orleans, fall in love in Chicago”), and that ’80s beat. Mick decided to play off that vintage vibe in these newly released visuals that seem to mix the decades with giant afros and giant cell phones. These days the Chicago MC is showing more creativity and personality in his videos. See for yourself in the clip below.
Mick Jenkins is definitely picking up steam. While at a New York stop on his national tour, he stopped in on Real Late with Peter Rosenberg. When you watch this, you’ll learn some things you didn’t know about the Chi-town rapper, who generally keeps a pretty low profile. Among other things, he wants to have a one on one conversation with Andre 3000 and his favorite artist is Jill Scott. He also brought up his upcoming album and gave his thoughts on the Chicago music scene. Watch the full interview below.
Mick Jenkins is back in Texas with STWO next week. Get tickets to those show at the links below.
Following the release of his latest project Wave[s], Mick Jenkins sits down with the folks at Fader to talk about hot dogs and house music in their latest segment of “Everything You Need to Know.” Learn everything you need to know about this Chicago-rapper, and don’t miss his upcoming shows with STWO this month.
One of the main differences between Mick Jenkins’ latest project Wave[s] and his previous mixtape The Water[s] is more upbeat tempos. “Get Up Get Down” is Exhibit A. Instead of Mick placing himself in the video, he places three kids in Adidas tracksuits freestyle dancing (impressively) throughout the city. You’ve got shots of the Willis Tower (aka the Sears Tower) and the “L” train in the background, showing off Mick Jenkins’ powerful hometown, but the focus is on the kids and their carefree fun. Move your body.
Mick Jenkins will be moving through Texas next month with STWO. You can get tickets to his shows at the links below.
Late last night, Chicago’s Mick Jenkins began letting us stream his newest project, Wave[s], via NPR’s First Listen. The H2O-themed project continues with the theme of his previous, critically-acclaimed project, The Water[s]. Stream the new project before it drops August 21 and get tickets to see Mick next month when he hits Texas with STWO.
Mick Jenkins is quickly becoming one of the dopest in the game – some would say he’s already there. It’s just a matter of time before this guy is selling out huge venues. For those of you that got the chance to see him the past two nights in Dallas and Houston with Kirk Knight, Saba Pivot and Noname Gypsy, you are some of the lucky ones. You’re ahead of the curve. Mick is one of the livest performers we’ve seen in awhile and we can’t wait for his next two shows with us – tonight in San Antonio at Alamo City Music Hall and this Tuesday in Austin at Holy Mountain for Red Bull Sound Select with Blue, the Misfit, Mike Floss and WhyJae ($3 with RSVP). Check out the rest of the photos from Houston last night and RSVP for the RBSS show below:
Photos 1 – 11: Mick Jenkins
Photos 12 – 18: Kirk Knight
Photos 19 – 20: Saba Pivot
Photos 21 – 23: Noname Gypsy
Dallas rapper Jay Luse premiered “Vindicated,” a new track featuring Mick Jenkins. The track comes from Dallas producer Blue, the Misfit. Listen to the new song below. Blue, the Misfit will be in his home state playing our Red Bull Sound Select showcase on February 24th in Austin, TX along with Mick Jenkins. Tickets are only $3 with RSVP, so RSVP here.
Here are Mick Jenkins’ other Texas dates:
Mick Jenkins dropped a new song that will appear on The Chicago Sight ‘N’ Sound compilation featuring artists from The Windy City. “Time” is produced by long-time collaborator OnGuad, so give it a listen below. Mick Jenkins is hitting Texas next week, and we heard he and Kirk Knight shut down their show at SOBs last night, so you don’t want to miss them when they come down south. Tickets at the links below: