New Mick Jenkins Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


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Alphabet Assassins: 10 Best Alliterative Hip-Hop Songs, Ranked [Feature ]

Depending on who you ask, there are countless criteria for what constitutes a great emcee. One nearly universal, indisputable quality of an emcee's dominance, however, is wordplay. An emcee’s ability to... Read More

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Mick Jenkins Plans to Deliver “That Hard Sh*t” on Two New 2017 Projects [Feature ]

Leading up the release of last fall's The Healing Component, Mick Jenkins revealed that he was already "10 songs deep" into his next full-length release. Five months later, the Chicago emcee has provided his fans with an... Read More

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Dear Artists, Nobody Wants to See Your Live Footage Music Video [Feature ]

I can’t be the only one that’s had this experience: You're set to watch a newly released video from one of your favorite artists for one of your favorite songs, and you’re justifiably excited. A properly... Read More

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10 Best Rap Album Intros of 2016, Ranked [Feature ]

Last month, Nathan and Yoh debated whether albums are still alive in 2016. Nathan had a point: albums like Blonde and Coloring Book (I’d throw A Seat at the Table and Atrocity Exhibition in there, too) proved that... Read More

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We Gon’ Be Alright: Your Post-Election Survival Playlist [Feature ]

Regardless of what you hoped the outcome of last night’s presidential race would be, it’s safe to say that a large portion of the country would’ve been freaked out either way.No matter your beliefs,... Read More

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Holy Sh*t You Have to Watch Mick Jenkins’ BBC Radio 1 Piano Session Performance [Feature ]

For the last 10-plus years, BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge has been a proving ground for musicians from almost every walk of life. Not in the sense that it makes or breaks careers, but it’s a place where an artist... Read More

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Spread Love: How Hip-Hop is Teaching Us to Love Ourselves [Feature ]

Recently, while listening to Mick Jenkins' debut album The Healing Component, I was struck by the prominence of the theme of love throughout the project (which fellow DJBooth contributor Tara so perfectly... Read More

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Mick Jenkins “The Healing Component” Album Review [Feature ]

Every Tuesday in Chicago, the organization Young Chicago Authors hosts WordPlay, the city’s longest-running youth open mic. At every WordPlay, there’s a featured artist—and on one of those Tuesdays in early... Read More

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No Homo: Mick Jenkins Dissects the Art of the Male-to-Male Compliment [Feature ]

In my culture, in India, you regularly see men holding hands, or putting their hand on their friend’s shoulder while walking. This action doesn’t mean the men are gay—in fact, it actually most likely means... Read More

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Mick Jenkins Releases “Fall Through,” Reveals He’s 10 Songs Into Next LP [Feature ]

Mick Jenkins is set to release his debut album, The Healing Component, this Friday, September 23.Earlier today, Beats 1 Radio host Zane Lowe delivered the world premiere of "Fall Through," a standout selection from the... Read More

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Mick Jenkins on “Hip Hop Is Dead” Mentality: “You’re Not Really Looking” [Feature ]

Hip-hop heads have been saying it for over a decade, Nas proclaimed it in album form in 2006, and today the sentiment is at a fever pitch, but hip-hop is far from dead.In a recent interview with Hot 97’s Ebro in the... Read More

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Relax, Mick Jenkins, Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa Don’t Have a Joint Project [Feature ]

Earlier today (September 14), Mick Jenkins did a Q&A with Twitter Music. Fans asked him everything from who his favorite emcee is right now — to which he answered his A Quest For Love tourmate Smino... Read More

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Love is Mick Jenkins’ Healing Component: “It’s the Fire We’re Trying to Kindle” [Feature ]

Today (September 7), Facebook Live was an all-Chicago affair. At the Chicago-based menswear shop Fat Tiger Workshop, Fake Shore Drive founder Andrew Barber hosted a Q&A with Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins for Red Bull Sound... Read More

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Mick Jenkins Continues Metaphorical Mastery With Powerful “Drowning” Visuals [Feature ]

In anticipation of his forthcoming full-length debut The Healing Component, Mick Jenkins has released visuals for his BadBadNotGood-produced track “Drowning.” Simply put: the video is yet another... Read More

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Mick Jenkins to Release Debut in September, Drops Sango-Produced Single [Feature ]

At long last, Mick Jenkins will release his highly-anticipated debut album, The Healing Component, on September 23, via his own Free Nation label.In celebration of the announcement, the Chicago emcee and former... Read More

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As a New Album Approaches, It’s Mick Jenkins Season [Feature ]

I respect winter. There’s nothing like the silence after a storm or the way it provides a glow in the darkest night. It’s an unrelenting, unwavering season, just as Mick Jenkins is an unrelenting, unwavering... Read More

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Bas Didn’t Steal That Beat From Mick Jenkins, Producer Cam O’bi Tells the Real Story [Feature ]

In November, Nathan and I discussed the hazy territory surrounding beat stealing in regards to Logic and while I had hoped that conversation would provide clarity, here I am almost six months later and... Read More

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Holy Sh*t You Need To Hear This: Mick Jenkins’ “The Artful Dodger” [Feature ]

It's been a little over a week since the launch of our "Holy Shit You Need to Hear This" series and with both Yoh and Lucas finding some true "holy shit" gems in the past few days competition around the office... Read More

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Mick Jenkins Embraces Independence After Praying He’d Get Signed [Feature ]

Mick Jenkinks isn't interested in signing with a major label. Period. In a new video feature with Noisey, Jenkins, who is currently signed to independent label Cinematic Music Group, responded to viewer... Read More

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Mick Jenkins Keeps It Real in Tim Westwood Interview [Feature ]

Mick Jenkins, currently winding down from a month on tour in Europe, recently caught up with mercurial DJ Tim Westwood to discuss a variety of topics, ranging from fashion to music.The... Read More

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The State of Chicago Hip-Hop: No End In Sight [Feature ]

Three years ago things were just getting exciting around Chicago. Chief Keef had just made the country take a collective gulp as he shoved guns into the lens of a Handicam protected by his thick mop of locks, Kids These Days... Read More

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A Deep Dive Into the Waters of Mick Jenkins’ Videos [Feature ]

A noose sits around Mick Jenkin’s neck like a Jesus piece, the rope of death is still a sight that awakes feelings of distress, terror and rage, a symbol of a dark age that doesn’t feel so distant. It’s a... Read More

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Kirk Knight - Knight Time ft. Mick Jenkins [Stream]

On the second single off his forthcoming LP, Pro Era emcee Kirk Knight asks “what the f**k you know about the Knight Time?” The self-produced record (with Cam Osteen on the keys), which features additional vocals... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - Get Up Get Down [Stream]

Update: The Nathan R. Smith and Sebastian Sdaigui-directed visuals for Mick Jenkins’ Get Up Get Down single have been added.Get Up Get Down, commands Mick Jenkins! The Chi-Town emcee and Booth favorite is gearing up... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - The Wave[s] [Album]

Chicago emcee and former Top Prospect Mick Jenkins has released The Wave[s], a nine-track EP that is available for digital purchase on iTunes through Cinematic Music Group.Included on the follow-up to 2014's... Read More

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Stream Mick Jenkins’ New Album “Wave[s]” & Soak in Hip-Hop Dopeness [Feature ]

The struggles of the indie rapper have been well documented. Trying to make a career out of stringing words together over a beat is very, very difficult without a major label machine writing advance checks. There is one... Read More

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Hurt Everybody & Mick Jenkins - Social Network (Gang) [Stream]

Later this week, Hurt Everybody, a Chicago trio that consists of two emcees (Supa Bwe, Carl) and a producer (Mulatto Beats), will release their new project, 2K47. The latest song release off the aforementioned body of work is... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - P’s & Q’s [Stream]

Chicago buzzmaker Mick Jenkins, who is gearing up for his June tour with Joey Badas$$, is one step closer to the release of his latest project. Following the previously-released record Alchemy, we find Jenkins on his... Read More

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The O’My’s - Peace Of Mind ft. Mick Jenkins & Jayin [Stream]

Windy City band The O’My’s have come together with fellow Chicagoan and Booth favorite Mick Jenkins for a vibed-out new single, attempting to find some Peace Of Mind in today’s stressful world. Also... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - Alchemy [Stream]

Premiered by our friends at Complex, Alchemy is the first listen (and introductory track) off Mick Jenkins’ upcoming EP. Over the uncomfortable boardwork of producer Lee Bannon, the DJBooth Top Prospect reveals what he... Read More

2015-03-23-two-chicago-emcees-mick-jenkins-eyes-as-competition

Two Chicago Emcees Mick Jenkins Eyes as Competition [Feature ]

Fresh off a slew of performances in Austin for SXSW, Mick Jenkins stopped by Sway In The Morning for an interview and performance.During their conversation Jenkins was asked by Sway about fellow Southside... Read More

2015-03-05-joywave-bad-dreams-mick-jenkins-little-simz

Joywave - Bad Dreams ft. Mick Jenkins & Little Simz [Stream]

On their debut Booth feature, Joywave is here to warn us not to worry about our Bad Dreams, though it’s hard to feel like their latest single isn’t contributing to those dreams. On their latest single, the indie... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - Time [Stream]

In recent months, we in The DJBooth have been heavily supporting Windy City emcee Mick Jenkins, profiling him as a Top Prospect and inviting him to participate in our exclusive freestyle series. We aren’t the only ones with... Read More

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Win Tickets to See Mick Jenkins & Kirk Knight Live in New York [Booth-Exclusive Giveaway] [Feature ]

New York, N.Y. -- On Wednesday, February 11, Windy City rhymesayer (and DJBooth Top Prospect) Mick Jenkins and NYC buzzmaker Kirk Knight are slated to rock the stage at Lower East Side venue S.O.B.s.... Read More

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The Purist ft. Mick Jenkins - Touch Me [Stream]

Back in early 2013, rising British beatsmith The Purist introduced himself to our front page with Jealousy, a Danny Brown-assisted banger that he followed up with that fall’s Never Heard of That. It’s taken him a hot... Read More

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Best New Artist of 2014 (Best of the Booth Award Winner) [Feature ]

In the modern age it can be a little hard to figure out who's "new." Artists could be putting out mixtapes for years before they hit that almost impossible to definite tipping point and burst onto the national radar, but... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - 11 [Stream]

Mick Jenkins, a Chicago emcee who had a breakout year and was named a DJBooth Top Prospect, is ending his 2014 campaign in impressive fashion. On the NiFD-produced 11, Jenkins blows off some stream, sharing his frustrations... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - Fate [Stream]

A month and change after dropping off Dehydration and its official visuals, Chi-town phenom and DJBooth Top Prospect Mick Jenkins returns to the Booth with his first original jam since the release of his The Water[s] LP... Read More

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Mick Jenkins ft. The Mind - Dehydration [Stream]

A month and change after lending his flow to Reggie Bonds‘s Ol Dirty Bastard, Windy City buzzmaker and DJBooth Top Prospect Mick Jenkins is back with a freshly-selected single off his latest independent full-length.... Read More

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Reggie Bonds ft. Mick Jenkins - Ol Dirty Bastard [Stream]

“Really I don’t know sh*t, I’m just an Ol Dirty Bastard from the devil’s pit.” That’s how Reggie Bonds begins his first Booth feature but, like Big Baby Jesus himself, the Milwaukee representative... Read More

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Mick Jenkins ft. Supa BWE - Treat Me Caucasian [Stream]

DJBooth Top Prospect Mick Jenkins and Supa BEW aren’t running from the truth or hiding behind ignorance, they are attempting to tame the elephant in the room. Police brutality and racial discrimination has been... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - Rain [Stream]

When an album is as magnificently crafted as Mick Jenkins‘s The Water[s], you can be sure that quite a few records have been left on the cutting-room floor. Today, the Chi-Town buzzmaker and DJBooth Top Prospect blesses... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - DJBooth RapBox Freestyle [Stream]

Let’s take it back to the days of banging on the lunch table in the cafeteria, competing with your friends to drop the illest raps as your man beat boxes in the corner. How an emcee performs with just a beat box backing... Read More

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Ricky Dubs ft. Mick Jenkins & YC The Cynic - Keep It 100 [Stream]

Chicago’s Mick Jenkins and Bronx native YC The Cynic may hail from different regions, but their similarities far outweight their differences. For example, neither is able to tolerate even the faintest whiff of fakeness.... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - The Water[s] [Album]

As much as I love the internet, TV, video games, my computer, Netflix, my iPod and everything else I totally don't need, the truth is that they're all dangerous. We get so wrapped up in our things, we often forget what life... Read Full Review

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Mick Jenkins - Jazz [Stream]

Hip-hop is Mick Jenkins‘s stock-in-trade, but the Windy City representative is also an avid appreciator of Jazz. In fact, on his latest single the DJBooth Top Prospect boasts, “The boy got some Miles Davis in him.”... Read More

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The DJBooth Top Prospects EP (Vol. 1) [Album]

A month ago we announced our new Top Prospects series, aimed at identifying some of the best new talent in the game.Now, we're proud to close out our first group of artists with the inaugural Top Prospects EP, featuring... Read More

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Mick Jenkins, The Conscience #TopProspects [Feature ]

It's hard to pinpoint exactly when the word "conscience" became a taboo in hip-hop, when a simple test - "Do these words actually mean anything?" - went from an essential tenet of rapping to an albatross. It... Read More

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Mick Jenkins - Lazarus [Stream]

Mick Jenkins may dub himself “young Lazarus” on his latest feature, but don’t get it twisted: the record is less a return from the dead than the continuation of an ongoing rise to prominence. Earlier this year, the... Read More

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DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…. [Feature ]

Here at DJBooth we do more than just pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve, we consider finding new artists and giving them a platform an essential, fundamental part of our jobs. Sure, we all want to talk about that new... Read More

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Mick Jenkins x Supa Bwe - Treat Me [Stream]

More than a month after his last headlining appearance, on May’s Who Else?, Mick Jenkins is treating us to a brand new single. Part of the unsigned buzzmaker’s forthcoming joint EP with fellow Chi-Town native Supa... Read More

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Closed Sessions ft. Mick Jenkins, Dally Autson, NoName Gypsy & Saba - Realer Than Most [Stream]

Winter 2013-14 was one of Chicago’s most brutal in recent memory, but that didn’t stop Closed Sessions from inviting a few of their most talented connects to the studio on the coldest day of the year. Realer Than... Read More