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Album Stream: Mick Jenkins – The Healing Component

Mick Jenkins,‘ studio debut, The Healing Component, is finally available for streaming.   His well-received projects The Water[s] and Waves[s] won over a legion of fans with his impressive wordplay encouraging listeners to search for the truth and think independently.  The Healing Component digs deeper discussing romantic love, self-love and knowledge of self in an open and thought-provoking manner over atypical beats.  Listen to the entire album below via Spotify.

Mick Jenkins – “Spread Love”

One of the most heralded newcomers, Mick Jenkins, drops his latest  song “Spread Love” off of his long-awaited studio debut album, The Healing Component.  Produced by Sango, the track offers good vibes that will be on the Chicago MC’s project dropping September 23.  Listen below and RSVP for his tour here.

Mick Jenkins – “On the Map” “Grenade Theory” & “$3,000 Advice”

As fans await Mick Jenkins‘ new album, The Healing Component, the Chicago rapper appeases them with three new tracks: “Grenade Theory,” “$3,000 Advice” and “On The Map.”  The latter is a delightfully smooth and Jazzy cover of a Sensei Blue Track  song with BADBADNOTGOOD.  Stream all three below and enjoy Mick’s vast range.

Favorite Albums of 2015 List

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2015 was such a great year for music that I ended up writing about way too many albums that resonated with me. Here is my list of personal favorites in no particular order.

Lupe FiascoTetsuo & Youth 

His best work in years, Lupe‘s masterpiece divided into four seasons includes clever punchlines and discusses social issues accompanied by a medley of instruments including violins and atypical banjos.

Erykah Badu But You Caint Use My Phone

Dedicated to society’s fixation with cell phones, Ms. Badu analyzes their affect on relationships over futuristic Funk on a project sparked by Drake‘s “Hotline Bling.”

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Already earning countless accolades including 11 Grammy nominations, Kendrick documents his battles with inner demons while exposing racial inequality and promoting Black pride on a unique fusion of Jazz and Funk.

LogicThe Incredible True Story

A space travel concept album that takes place in the future makes an intriguing listen filled with rapid-fire flows and stellar production influenced by Yeezy, Outkast and golden era Hip Hop.

The Internet Ego Death

The mature and developed effort by the former Odd Future act wows longtime and new fans with Grammy-nominated sensual and airy R&B melodies.

Phony Ppl – Yesterday’s Tomorrow

The nine member band exhibit alluring and state-of-the-art instrumentation that dazzles on this mellow Jazz, Hip Hop and R&B laced work.

Tyler, The Creator –  Cherry Bomb

Tyler showcases a vast range of beautiful production (based on his favorite musical genres) that includes strings, electric guitars and xylophones as he encourages listeners to soar to new heights.

Freddie Gibbs – Shadow of a Doubt

Gangsta Gibbs displays bold versatility on a hard as steel album that touches on old drug habits and features unexpected guests like Gucci Mane.

Kali Uchis – Por Vida EP

Kali‘s candy coated voice perfectly complements this well-executed smooth and nostalgic R&B album that sounds like it escaped from the 60s.

Travis $cott – Rodeo

A dark and melodic ode to indulging in libations and the Hollywood lifestyle, Rodeo channels elements of his mentor’s most influential album – 808s and Heartbreak.

Dr. Dre – Compton

Dr. Dre‘s return to Hip Hop brings Compton to life with a rich and pictorial West Coast soundtrack assisted by both legends and newcomers.

Mick JenkinsWave[s]

Mick Jenkins urges present day society to seek more truth and provides listeners with awe-inspiring bars and overall good vibes.

A$AP Rocky – A.L.L.A.

A kaleidoscopic and experimental approach to his sophomore effort finds Flacko not only rapping over organs and guitars, but harmonizing on tracks from time to time.

Puff DaddyMMM

Puffy and his formerly absent Family make sure the hustler’s spirit lives on thanks to his latest gem dedicated to Money Making Mitch from Paid in Full.

Pusha T – Darkest Before Dawn

Dense lyricism and an unconventional assortment of first-class beats compose an album so resplendent it is sure to pique fans’ interest in 2016‘s King Push.

Tame Impala – Currents

Tame Impala‘s third studio album filled with colorful psychedelia will have you floating on feel-good notes perfect for mood lifting or scenic drives.

Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Bush

Snoop and Pharrell team up to create 1970s inspired grooves that pay homage to some of California’s finest assets: women, weed, and weather.

Miguel – Wildheart

Miguel‘s sexy collection of love songs is fiery and well-produced, yet also manages to simultaneously emit honesty and rawness.

 

Video: Mick Jenkins – “Get Up Get Down”

After dropping his outstanding EP Wave[s], Chicago MC Mick Jenkins drops the visuals to its third track, “Get Up Get Down.”  Directed by Nathan Smith, the upbeat track is accompanied by  three dancers frolicking through town wearing throwback Adidas tracksuits.  Watch below.

Album Stream: Mick Jenkins – The Wave[s]

After dropping his highly praised The Water[s], Mick Jenkins is back with another outstanding mixtape Wave[s].  Look out for features including KaytranadaSabaSean Deaux and The Mind. The album drops August 21, but be sure to listen ahead of time here.

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Mick Jenkins, JayIn & The O’My’s – “Peace of Mind”

Take a listen to the pleasantly suave cut from Chicago’s Mick JenkinsJayInThe O’My’s & Carter Lang called “Peace of Mind.”  Mick has recently been on tour with Pro Era, and The O’My’s  recently linked with Chance the Rapper  and Nosaj Thing on “Cold Stares.”