Mick Jenkins

New Music: oddCouple – Liberation

The next man up from Chicago's parade of burgeoning talent is Milwaukee-born producer oddCouple, whose work incorporates the Windy City's soul and jazz legacies. After…
Brian Josephs / November 10, 2016

Q&A: Chicago Rapper Mick Jenkins Wants to Spread Love

The diversity of Chicago hip-hop isn't a secret, but in 2016, it's been more visible than ever. There's the religious guidance of Chance the Rapper; Noname and Jamila…
Brian Josephs / September 22, 2016

Mick Jenkins Shares Woozy New Track “Fall Through”

Mick Jenkins is set to release his long-awaited debut album, The Healing Component, this Friday. Last month's "Spread Love" showed promise and the angst-riddled, BADBADNOTGOOD-featuring "Drowning" was one…
Brian Josephs / September 20, 2016

Mick Jenkins and BADBADNOTGOOD Team Up Once More on ‘Drowning’

Mick Jenkins and instrumental quartet BADBADNOTGOOD have collaborated a couple of times before. Just this year, they've linked up on the one-off "The Artful Dodger"
Brian Josephs / August 25, 2016

Mick Jenkins Announces ‘The Healing Component’ Release Date, Drops New Single ‘Spread Love’

This year has been a notable breakthrough year for many of Chicago's artists, with Jamila Woods, Chance the Rapper, and Joey Purp getting some of…
Brian Josephs / August 17, 2016

Mick Jenkins Ends Months-Long Silence With TheMIND-Assisted ‘Sunkissed’

The SaveMoney collective has been in the center of the Chicago conversation with Chance the Rapper and Joey Purp both releasing excellent recent projects. But some…
Brian Josephs / June 29, 2016

SXSW 2016: SPIN Portraits of Chairlift, Waxahatchee, A$AP Ferg, Lizzo, and Many More

From March 16 through March 20, 2016, the Bud Light Factory at Brazos Hall hosted many of the hottest shows at the annual  South by Southwest…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2016

Mick Jenkins Puts a Surprise New Cover ‘On the Map’

Prolific and mostly laid-back rapper Mick Jenkins released a two-song EP a scant few weeks ago, but now he's back with another new offering, which…
James Grebey / January 21, 2016

Mick Jenkins Shares New Two-Song EP, ‘Sip!’

Mick Jenkins has followed-up his last release, Wave(s), with a new, slighter, also water-themed surprise release. Sip!, described as "a collection of s**t I’ve been working on…
James Grebey / January 7, 2016

Little Simz Drops a New Mixtape Just in Time for the Holidays

Atmospheric U.K. rapper Little Simz has had a busy year, releasing her debut album A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons back in September, and…
Dan Weiss / December 22, 2015

ASTR Share Quietly Whomping New Track, ‘It’s Over,’ Featuring Mick Jenkins

Aggro-pop duo ASTR have a new EP due out in November, but they've just shared a bold, echoing track featuring the talents of Chicago rapper — and…
James Grebey / September 9, 2015

Mick Jenkins Shares Motivational ‘Get Up Get Down’ Video

Mick Jenkins released his stellar Wave[s] EP today and to celebrate he's shared a video for the rave-up "Get Up Get Down." In the clip…
Colin Joyce / August 21, 2015

Review: Mick Jenkins Obeys His Thirst on the H2O-Obsessed ‘Wave(s)’

Chicago-via-Huntsville rapper Mick Jenkins was a conspicuously missing name from the Social Experiment’s Surf this year, considering the breezy float of traditional easy-listening instruments that…
Dan Weiss / August 17, 2015

Mick Jenkins’ New Mixtape ‘Wave[s]’ Is Now Streaming

Up-and-coming, H20-obsessed rapper Mick Jenkins has an excellent new mixtape entitled Wave[s] out August 21, but you can stream the entire thing now,   right…
Dan Weiss / August 13, 2015

Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa Meet Mick Jenkins at the ‘Cross Roads’

Chicago's rap scene has been particularly generous to us lately. Sure there's Chief Keef, an endless font of headline fodder if nothing else, but the…
Chris Martins / July 19, 2013