By Eric Diep
Mick Jenkins has had a helluva year. After receiving a large response for his provocative single “Martyrs,” the Chicago MC impacted hip-hop with his latest mixtape, The Water[s], which displayed his poetic rhymes over sleek beats from OnGaud, High Klassified and more. It’s almost the end of 2014 and rap fans are still talking about The Water[s] and playing it from front to back. The project’s concept, where “water” represents well-being, spirituality, purpose and other essential qualities, have been held to the highest regard to listeners who want to get lost in Jenkins’ message. As much praise as the Cinematic Music Group signee has gotten from music critics, it’s only the beginning of long and promising journey as a songwriter and rapper.
To get better acquainted with Mick Jenkins’ recording process, Nah Right got on the phone with him to discuss his studio habits, the process of creating The Water[s], his progression as a rapper since he started, and what we can expect from his upcoming EP and album slated for next year. This is how Mick Jenkins gets down in the lab.
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