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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” and IV‘s “Hyssop of Love.” The Healing Component, Jenkins’ upcoming debut album, features another team-up entitled “Drowning,” which also comes with a new video (the first from the new project).

The new track spotlights the symbiotic relationship between the two: BBNG’s tense instrumentals give weight to Jenkins’ “I can’t breathe” chants, and the rapper steps out of the way to allow room for the quartet’s spontaneous bursts. The video follows Jenkins escaping from slavers through (of course) a river before other escapees join him. Jenkins is also seen with the American flag noosed around his neck, which carries a blatant significance.

Watch the Nathan R. Smith-directed video and read the track list (which includes the previously released “Spread Love”) below. Jenkins is also getting ready to embark on the Red Bull Sound Select Presents: A Quest For Love tour, and you can find the concert dates hereThe Healing Component comes September 23.

The Healing Component track list:
1. “THC”
2. “Spread Love”
3. “Daniel’s Bloom”
4. “Strange Love”
5. “This Type Love?” (interlude)
6. “Drowning” feat. BADBADNOTGOOD
7. “As Seen in Bethsaida” feat. theMIND
8. “Communicate” feat. Ravyn Lenae
9. “Plugged”
10. “1000 Xanz” feat. theMIND
11. “Prosperity” feat. theMIND
12. “Fall Through”
13. “Love, Robert Horry” feat. jSTOCK
14. “Angels” feat. Noname & Xavier Omar
15. “F**ked Up Outro”