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2016 In Review

Word Is God: 2016 Was Rap’s Come-To-Jesus Moment

For more than a decade I carried a shame within me, a secret so embarrassing I kept it hidden from anyone new I met for…
Justin McIntosh | December 5, 2016 - 9:50 am

2014 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

Mixtape Of The Week

Mixtape Of The Week: Mick Jenkins The Water[s]

Rap is a personal thing, and those of us who listen to the stuff all have our own particular sets of likes and dislikes. They…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2014 - 2:56 pm

More Mick Jenkins stories

Stream Mick Jenkins or more; the frustration EP

A few months ago, the sharp and inward-looking Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins released his EP or more; the anxious, explaining that it was the first…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2018 - 10:53 am

Stream Mick Jenkins or more; the anxious Mixtape

In recent months, the sharp and incisive Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins has been sharing one-off tracks like "A Layover" and "Vampire In Brooklyn." Today, those…
Tom Breihan | November 22, 2017 - 9:48 am

Mick Jenkins – “Vampire In Brooklyn”

The poetic, introspective Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins has been releasing one-off tracks on SoundCloud lately. His last was "A Layover" in August, and now he's…
Tom Breihan | November 2, 2017 - 10:06 am

Mick Jenkins – “A Layover”

A few months ago, the introspective Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins teamed up with GoldLink on "Pressed For Time." Today, he's followed it up with "A…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2017 - 10:34 am

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…
Pranav Trewn | March 6, 2017 - 5:06 pm

Mick Jenkins – “Aurora Borealis” (Prod. Kaytranada)

Mick Jenkins and Kaytranada have teamed up for a new track called "Aurora Borealis," which appears on the new compilation, 119 Presents: Countdown To Midnight.
James Rettig | December 16, 2016 - 4:35 pm

Mick Jenkins – “Fall Through”

Sharp-tongued Chi-Town rep Mick Jenkins is dropping his proper full-length debut The Healing Component at the end of the week. We've already heard the stellar…
Collin Robinson | September 20, 2016 - 2:07 pm

Mick Jenkins – “Drowning” (Feat. BADBADNOTGOOD) Video

Chicago up-and-comer Mick Jenkins announced his album The Healing Component a little over a week ago in tandem with the smooth lead single "Spread Love."
Collin Robinson | August 25, 2016 - 6:43 pm

Mick Jenkins – “Spread Love”

Biggie Smalls famously said "spread love, it's the Brooklyn way," but it's also been the Chicago way for a while now. Mick Jenkins has been…
Collin Robinson | August 17, 2016 - 11:27 am

Mick Jenkins – “The Artful Dodger”

Mick Jenkins, the sharp and introspective young Chicago rapper, got a Mixtape Of The Week from us for his 2014 tape The Water[s], and he's…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2016 - 11:29 am

Artist Portraits From Stereogum’s SXSW 2016 Showcase

Stereogum is in Austin right now for SXSW and last night, we put on an official showcase at Bud Light Factory at Brazos Hall with…
Stereogum | March 17, 2016 - 10:20 pm

Mick Jenkins – “P’s & Q’s” Video

Last year, the gifted Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins broke through with the sharp, incisive mixtape The Water[s], and everything he's done since cements the idea…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2015 - 11:52 am

Joywave – “Bad Dreams” (Feat. Mick Jenkins & Little Simz)

Joywave are getting ready to release their second full-length, How Do You Feel Now?, and the New York band have just shared the murky, strained…
James Rettig | March 4, 2015 - 6:31 pm

FLOODFest Announces Impressive Inaugural SXSW 2015 Lineup

We're nearing the end of February, which means every inbox in the music industry is overflowing with SXSW showcase announcements. Today, FLOOD Magazine revealed that…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 19, 2015 - 11:35 am