A few weeks ago, the young Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins made an impact with The Water[s], the sort of mixtape that turns underground rappers into stars. Today, he released his first single since that mixtape arrived. Kaytranada, the rising Montreal dance producer, produced “Rain,” which samples Missy Elliott’s “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” turning its skeletal thump into a hazy miasma. It’s an ideal context for Jenkins’ gravelly, incisive rap style. There’s a decent chance this guy will turn into the next Kendrick Lamar, so it might behoove you to listen to the track below.
Download The Water[s] here.