Mick Jenkins is one of most promising up-and-coming artists in hip-hop, and with his latest mixtape, The Water[s], he reminds everyone why he deserves that title.
Released through Cinematic Music and premiered by HotNewHipHop, The Water[s] is an engaging and cohesive 14-track body of work featuring appearances from Joey Bada$$, No Name Gypsy, Jean Deaux, DJ Dahi, go-to production crew OnGaud, and more. It’s an exciting, sure-footed step forward for the 23-year-old emcee, who’s quickly establishing himself as one of the most consistent voices in a genre where artists are often quick to come and go.
The Water[s] is dense and deserves a close listen. Mick has made it clear that, through his work, he aims to seek out truths and sift through the clutter, encouraging listeners to do the same by “drinking more water.” Standout tracks include “Jazz,” “Black Sheep,” and “Dehydration,” but the project is best digested in full, so we encourage you to do so.
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