Mick Jenkins Biography

Mick Jenkins (Jayson Mick Jenkins) an American hip hop recording artist known to have signed to Cinematic Music Group. He is also known as Chicago-based rapper who attracted attention for his mixtapes The Micktape, The Waters, and The Pursuit of HappyNess: The Story of Mickalascage.

Mick Jenkins Age

Jenkins was born on 16th of April 1991, in Huntsville, Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama.

Mick Jenkins Career

Jenkins started his career releasing his first official mixtape, The Mickstape, later he released by The Pursuit of HappyNess: The Story of Mickalascage in August 2012. These consecutive mixtapes included involvement from several record producers, such as After the Smoke, Swisha House, Chris Calor, Quincy Banks, Chuck Inglish, Vanilla, and Dijon, among others.

Jenkins later got back to Chicago and joined the YCA (Young Chicago Authors)in 2012, poetry collective, where he launched his first a cappella verse. This resulted in attention from local recording artist, and a leader of Chicago’s Pivot Gang collective, Saba. The two then collaborated on a track, called Heaux, which was featured on Saba’s mixtape GETCOMFORTable (2012).

Jenkins later joined as a member of a hip-hop group, called Free Nation. Other members include Prop, J-Stock, Burman, and Maine The Saint.

Mick Jenkins Trees & Truths

He released his Trees & Truths mixtape in 3013, the tape quickly became a local favorite, featuring acid jazz-influenced production, biblical allegory, and his lacerating lyricism. months after its release, a collaboration between him and fellow Chicago rappers Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa came in the form of the single Crossroads, which garnered both attention and praise.

Mick Jenkins The Waters and Waves

Jenkins rose to fame in 2014 after the release of his single and a visual of Martyrs, which juxtaposed insight on harsh societal truths with a catchy hook. The thought-provoking single held messages on gun violence, the fight between his conscience and new-found success, and his turbulent childhood in Chicago.

Prominent figures in the hip-hop community such as Timbaland, to reach out and praise Jenkins for his musical talent and intricate lyricism. He later released his project, The Waters, to critical acclaim. Considered by many to be Jenkins’ breakout project, The Waters is based on the idea of comparing water to life’s truths.

After him releasing the project he announced about his tour touring during the fall on the 2014 Smoker’s Club World Wide Roller’s Tour alongside Method Man, Redman, B-Real, Trademark da Skydiver, and Berner. His got his first official tour took place in 2015 with Kirk Knight, Noname and Saba. He also joined Joey Bada$$ and Denzel Curry for Phase 1 of their World Domination Tour.

He later announced his Wave[s] EP, which was released on August in 2015. Mick Jenkins began started streaming his new project in full via NPR’s First Listen on August 13, 2015. Waves are the follow up to Jenkins’ critically acclaimed 2014 mixtape, The Waters. Jenkins kept the collaborators on Waves confined to those within his inner circle. The project features the likes of Jean Deaux, Saba, TheMind and popular producers such as Kaytranada. Jenkins also accompanied French producer STWO on his North American tour from the end of August through the beginning of October.

Mick Jenkins The Healing Component

Jenkins released his first single from his highly anticipated debut album in 2017, Spread Love. The same year in agust he released his second single of the album, called Drowning, which features an instrumental performed by Toronto-based jazz quartet BADBADNOTGOOD.

The song got a direct reference to the death of Eric Garner, a black man who was strangled by police. The album, The Healing Component, was released on September 23, 2016. Many of the songs on the albums feature intros and outros with a dialogue about love with a female narrator, his sister. The Healing Component, abbreviated THC, is analogous to love, a theme Jenkins explores throughout the album. From self-love to romantic experience, he juxtaposes different forms love can take. Jenkins did something similar on The Waters, exploring the concept of truth.

Mick Jenkins The Or More series and Pieces of a Man

Jenkins released Or More; The Anxious, the first mixtape in a series of projects. He was featured with veteran Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah was released on October 21, 2018. The album also prominently pays homage to Gil Scott-Heron’s 1971 album of the same name.

Mick Jenkins Net Worth

Mick Jenkins’ has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Mick Jenkins Pieces Of A Man

Jenkins released his second album (Pieces of a Man) on October 26th in 2018 by Free Nation and Cinematic Music Group. The album’s production came from diffrent contributors such as THEMpeople, Black Milk, Dee Lilly, BadBadNotGood, Kaytranada, OV, Ben Hixon, STLNDRMS, Nez & Rio, and Ahwlee, among others. The album features guest appearances from Ghostface Killah, Julien Bell, Mikahl Anthony, Ben Hixon, and Corinne Bailey Rae. Pieces of a Man also prominently pays homage to Gil Scott-Heron’s 1971 debut studio album, Pieces of a Man.

Mick Jenkins Family

After Jenkins parent’s divorce, he moved to Chicago with his mother and sister when he was 10 years old. As a child, he got influenced by his parents’ musical preferences. His mother listened to Neo-soul, while his father enjoyed contemporary black gospel music. At the age of 17, he began going to open-mic events at Young Chicago Authors, which engages young writers.

Mick Jenkins Girlfriend

Jenkins is in a relationship with a girl named Kendra (Kenny). The duo began dating as of 2014 and is still doing great with their love life.

Mick Jenkins Education

Jenkins enrolled at Hirsch Metropolitan High, of which he started participating in mock trials for the school’s law academy in 2008. He then become a courthouse intern at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago.

He later completed his law studies in 2009. He later became an intern at Sir & Madame, a clothing store, and briefly became an aspiring fashion mogul. He later returned to Huntsville to attend Oakwood University, and later served 34 days for a misdemeanor charge.


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