Dope: Mick Jenkins – “Healer (feat. Jean Deaux)”

Image via: DatPiff

Image via: DatPiff

The Chi-town boy Meek Jenkins dropped his new mixtape “The Water[s]” last month and it’s been on the playlists here at S&S for a while now. The highlight for me though is definitely the Jean Deaux featuring “Healer“. Everything from the bluesy, soulful feature from Jean to the powerful yet simple metaphors that Mick spits is just perfect. Literally, the flow is like water.

She called my vices.
We was at Starbucks gettin’ lost in these caramel apple spices
Conversation all but priceless, topics ranged from the innermost thoughts to all the trifling s*** on WorldStar”

These are my favorite lines from the track. Mick paints takes small talk between friends and paints it into a vivid depiction of a blossoming relationship between the healer and the healed. Every bar resonates louder than the one before it and it never stops. It makes you stop and think about how you’re listening to the next André 3000.

No one ever said loudness equaled power. Sometimes the most subtle delivery can be the strongest and Mick shows this. He showcases storytelling skills reminiscent of Biggie. Coming from Chi-Raq, Drillinois, Mick is not the average product of his environment, he’s a healer for Chi-Raw, and for the state of hip-hop music.

Follow Mick Jenkins on Twitter (@FreeMickJenkins) and download his latest mixtape “The Water[s]” from DatPiff.

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