Written by kfresh on May 18, 2016
Label: Cinematic Music Group
Recent releases: The Water[s], Wave[s]
Along with his Chicago contemporaries – Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa – Mick Jenkins is representing the new wave of Chi Town artists who are doing things their way.
I just feel like people are aware of the buzzing artists of Chicago. We’re not taking over the hip-hop scene. I don’t think we deserve the right to say that yet. But I think as people get put on to more Chicago artists, it’s kind of hard to deny that we just have a dope array of talent that isn’t going anywhere.
While his 2013 project, Trees & Truths, was a local hit and showcased Jenkins’ unique musical style, it was The Water[s] which brought him the mainstream attention, resulting in tours with the likes of Method Man, Redman, B-Real, Joey Bada$$ and more.
Now that he’s got a deal with New York independent hip-hop label, Cinematic Music Group, Jenkins not only has the talent, but also the resources and business savvy behind him to make some big moves in the future.