Mick Jenkins - Rain

  • Artist: Mick Jenkins
  • Track: The Rain
  • Producer: Kaytranada
  • Album: The Water[s]

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 our front page with one such cut, Rain. Try as I might, I can't figure out why it was left out; in addition to fitting the project's aquatic theme, it's just damn dope. Kaytranada's wavy synth/sample production, built around a snippet from Ann Peebles's I Can't Stand the Rain (also flipped on Missy Elliot's The Rain), sets a hypnotic mood as Mick delivers verses packed with intricate, tightly-wound braggadocio. If this loosie's whet your appetite for more, why not take a(nother) listen to the artist's recent, Booth-exclusive RapBox freestyle?