Mick Jenkins – “Pressed For Time” (Feat. GoldLink)

Last year, Chicago wordsmith Mick Jenkins released his proper debut album The Healing Component. Today, he’s revealed that he has two new projects in the works for release in 2017. “Pressed For Time,” which features Washington DC electro-rapper Goldlink, isn’t a single from either of those projects, however, but rather “just some dope shit we did a while back.” It’s quite dope indeed: a jittery-yet-soulful ode to patient loving that finds Jenkins dropping smooth come-ons like, “You articulate style/ We gon’ be so meticulous this year.” The song was produced by Monte Booker and THEMpeople and is delightfully woozy and snappy — something that stands apart as a welcome development from the rapper even if he says it “isn’t a preview of what’s to come.” Listen below.

The Healing Component is out now via Free Nation.