Mick Jenkins, a hip hop artist, originally known as Jayson Mick Jenkins, was born on April 16, 1991 in Chicago. Jenkins received buzz after being featured on Chance the Rapper’s new mixtape “Coloring Book.” Mick Jenkins now has roughly 170,000 followers on his SoundCloud, 45 tracks and countless features and collaborations. Jenkins has three mixtapes prior to his debut album, “The Healing Componen,” which all 15tracks feature an underlying indigo message, and uses several water analogies in water-enlightenment/knowledge. His unique sound and message will have you hooked, along with his impressive music videos, such as “Drowning,” featuring the Toronto-based jazz quartet BADBADNOTGOOD, which refers to the story of Eric Garner, a black man strangled by police.
If you enjoy sub- rap, hip hop music, jazz, or can appreciate any form of good music, Mick Jenkins is for you. He strays from traditional hip hop beats and incorporates several different sounds into his tracks, standing out from other hip hop artists. He preaches a message in his work, with compelling and real current issues. His music videos are also another playing field, each one giving the viewer a presentation of real life events. Jenkins may still be up and coming, but his work is definitely worth a listen.