Three long months since the release of his last track and still no news from Mick Jenkins‘ album “[T]he [H]ealing [C]omponent”. Anyway, the -year-old Chicagoan poet just dropped a new track, with the assistance of another artist from Chicago: theMIND. The track, that is named “Sunkissed” and produced by Da-P, deals once again with black empowerment and police violence.
On “Sunkissed”, Mick Jenkins has the perfect social-political tone and flow and sings: “you love my style, you love my skin, that melanin, that melanin…”
The bubbling and smooth production of Da-P is contrasted by the lyrics, which by the way are often referencing the Biblical imagery. The track, like some of his previous ones, deals with police murders and black empowerment:
Police can’t keep pulling these triggers
Won’t go for that shit much longer
Good smoke, lungs stronger
Damn near breathing underwater
Damn near feeling just like Peter
Damn near walking on this shit until I falter
Joint rolling need a filter
The song was shared in partnership with 1800 Tequila (cheers!) and we don’t know yet if it will be part of “[T]he [H]ealing [C]omponent,” his LP due for later this year. It is the follow-up to “The Artful Dodger” that was released back in March 2016. By the way, theMIND shared his “Summer Camp” mixtape yesterday via Soundcloud.