Mick Jenkins & Goldlink Race Against The Clock For “Pressed For Time” Single

mickChicago artist Mick Jenkins had a proper introduction in 2016 with his debut album titled The Healing Component. It was a great addition to The Water[s] and Wave[s], two critically acclaimed projects that streamlined Mick for success.

He’s revealed recently that he has two new projects in the works, and while today’s “Pressed For Time” single is not apart of those it is a record worth it’s playback time to say the least. He joins forces with Washington rapper Goldlink for a soulful ode to patient love. Stream the cut below.

Mick Jenkins Releases “The Healing Component” LP

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Chicago emcee Mick Jenkins is an anomaly of sorts for the region where he comes from. Somewhere in the trap heavy artillery laden tunes spilling from the windy city there came an artist confident enough to do something different. Here’s the kicker, his fans seem to be louder than those of others from his area.

This project is a follow up to the wildly acclaimed Water[s] and Wave[s] projects from Jenkins. He has built a touring presence and fan base that is vocal about his craft. This project in particular is fifteen records and the collaborations aren’t anything unfamiliar, most of them being the usual suspects for Mick.

There’s an obvious conceptual/religious undertone to The Healing Component as well.  On some of the records Mick speaks openly about Christianity and how healing is tied to spiritual intuition. You can buy the project from iTunes today.

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He is also promoting the LP with a Red Bull Sound Select tour titled “A Quest For Love”. You can get tickets for that here. 

 

 

Noname Releases Long Awaited Debut Project “Telefone”

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Today is a huge day for fans of Chicago emcee Noname (f.k.a NoName Gypsy). It’s been three years since she first shared with fans the name of her project, and now her debut, Telefone, is finally here.

Although many in the Southside of Chi may have known of Noname’s spectacular lyrical talent long before, she started gaining national recognition after being featured on the track “Lost” from the mixtape Acid Rap by fellow Chicago native Chance The Rapper. She’s also been featured on other Chance tracks, done collaborations with Mick Jenkins, Eryn Allen Kane and a few other Chicago artists. Since her debut, Noname has released tracks along the way, but this is her first official project – and it’s an amazing formal introduction.

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The tracks on this compilation are simply incredible. Her mellow way of articulating so many emotions that all of us find difficult to compose into words showcases how talented she is lyrically, and her flow is definitely refreshing to hear in an era where so many artists are praised for biting one another (we’re looking at you Desiigner). And, on top of that, she’s a great artist to just sit down and vibe to, which is a big aspect of why so many people listen to her music and instantly fall in love.

Noname has an incredible way of making people relate to her music, and with an array of topics ranging from love, violence, happiness, depression, and more, there’s something in this project for everyone.

Don’t believe us? Stream Telefone below.

 

Mick Jenkins Releases Two New Tracks

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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 – Your Love [Video]

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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 on Real Late with Peter Rosenberg

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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.

Houston, TX – 9/14
Austin, TX – 9/15
Dallas, TX – 9/16

Mick Jenkins x Fader – Everything You Need To Know

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.

9.14 – Houston @Warehouse Live
9.15 – Austin @ Parish
9.16 – Dallas @Trees

Mick Jenkins – Get Up Get Down [Video]

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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.

Houston, TX – 9/14
Austin, TX – 9/15
Dallas, TX – 9/16

Stream: Mick Jenkins – ‘Wave[s]’

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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.

9.14 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
9.15 – Austin, TX @ Parish
9.16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees