Mick Jenkins - Steam

Posted 2 years ago
TJay Beats
DJBooth Freestyle Series (#16)

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who’s-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars like Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. Now, it’s back for a second round. The 16th entry in the relaunched series comes courtesy of Mick Jenkins, the Midwestern spitter who has impressed our readers with 2014 singles Martyrs and Free Nation (Rebel Soldier pt. 2). On Steam, TJay Beats’ sparse, whirring production chops back the Chi-Town native as he aggressively and confidently spits bar after bar. Fred Lozano provides original artwork to accompany the release. Feeling it? Then stay tuned; Jenkins is preparing to release his new project, The Water[s], this summer.

Mick Jenkins Dj Booth FreestylePremiere

Written by
Posted 2 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Mick Jenkins

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

D.R.A.M. “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” 1 Listen Album Review

D.R.A.M.'s debut album isn't flawless but it's full of fun, love and joy. Read More
Posted one day ago by Yoh

“Rick Grimes is Dead,” According to Murs’ Latest Video

The veteran emcee capitalizes off of the most popular TV show in the country with a zombie-filled quickstrike release. Read More
Posted one day ago by Brent Bradley

Joe Budden’s “Rage & The Machine” is a Reminder He’s a Great Emcee

On his latest album, Budden displays the lyrical and conceptual skills that made fans love him in the first place. Read More
Posted one day ago by Brent Bradley

Nas’ Album Isn’t Done Yet, But You Should Be Excited About It

Jay Z’s long-time A&R and the guy who signed Kanye is working on Nas’ new album—and that’s good news for everyone. Read More
Posted one day ago by Andy James

Chance The Rapper Releases “How Great” Video, But It’s Not That Great

The video serves as a reminder that no artist is perfect, and everyone has the occasional misfire. Read More
Posted one day ago by Brent Bradley

Get to Know TDE’s Lance Skiiiwalker & The True Meaning Behind “Introverted Intuition”

Lance Skiiiwalker is no longer TDE's John Doe, but an artist with a bold creative vision. Read More
Posted one day ago by Yoh
Sample Text - Sample Link




Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.