Hunstville, Alabama- and Chicago- raised artist, Mi
ck Jenkins shows his true optimism on his latest release, The Healing Component, a 15-track album that explores life in it’s rawest form. Following the release of The Water(s) and Wave(s), The Healing Component hails love as the master healer.
In an interview with the FADER, Jenkins stated, ” My expectations are always higher than what happens. I don’t know. What I feel like should happen is that everybody should respect me. Niggas should know that I’m not just a rapper and see that my range and capability is more than just straight bars. It should be like, “Damn, I should ask this guy to write some songs for me.” Is all of that going to happen? Maybe.”
The diversity of his artistry is what sets him apart from the mainstream Hip-Hop community, finding solitude in the emotionally charged topics like race, interpersonal love, protest and religion. His neo-soul and jazz influences are highlighted through his coveted production crew, Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD, THEMpeople and Sango, all who effortlessly infuse the late-90’s and early-’00s neo soul and hip-hop movement with a contemporary twist. Leading singles, “Drowning,” and “Fall Through” further exemplify his quest to “Spread Love” through finding love within.
Stream the full album below and comment on your favorite tracks.