Mick Jenkins, the enigmatic artist known for his lyrical skill and introspective storytelling, has returned with his fourth studio album, The Patience released on August 18, 2023. Born Jayson Mick Jenkins in Huntsville, Alabama, and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Jenkins has been a consistent figure in the hip-hop scene since his debut mixtape, The Mickstape, in 2012. With his latest offering, Jenkins takes his listeners on a journey through his own evolution and perseverance.
The Patience boasts an impressive lineup of features, including heavyweights like Freddie Gibbs, Benny The Butcher, and JID. Jenkins doesn’t hold back when it comes to production either, collaborating with a diverse group of producers that includes 99TheProducer, Beat Butcha, Dilip, and more.
One of the standout tracks on the album is “Pasta,” where Jenkins delivers thought-provoking lyrics, as he often does, with lines like “I weathered storms and did the pantomime, I rarely speak ’em. Empowered palpable hands, talcum powdered when you greet him.” The wordplay and depth in his verses showcase his growth as an artist and a storyteller.
Another notable track is “Smoke Break Dance,” featuring JID, which has a gritty beat that complements their fiery verses. Jenkins and JID’s chemistry on this track is undeniable, and lines like “Put an eighth in it, motherfucker got some weight on it and some wax in it. Don’t play with it, all the way from concentrate with it, juice like fresh OJ” make it a highlight of the album.
One interesting aspect of The Patience is the limited visual content associated with the project. Jenkins didn’t have the budget or incentive to shoot numerous music videos, package intricate rollouts, or tour widely, all due to certain limitations. This underscores the album’s focus on the music itself rather than extravagant marketing campaigns.
Perhaps the most compelling aspect of *The Patience* is its ability to connect with listeners on a personal level. Many new fans have found solace and healing in Jenkins’ introspective lyrics and soulful beats. The album serves as a testament to Jenkins’ growth as an artist and his commitment to evolving his craft.
In conclusion, The Patience by Mick Jenkins is a testament to the artist’s growth, both lyrically and sonically. With its thought-provoking lyrics, impressive features, and diverse production, it’s an album that demands repeated listens. It’s clear that Mick Jenkins is not only a rapper but also a storyteller who continues to push the boundaries of his artistry. For both longtime fans and newcomers, The Patience offers a deeply immersive and emotionally resonant experience. Mick Jenkins has once again proven his ability to capture the hearts and minds of hip-hop enthusiasts.
Diddy Releases ‘The Love Album: Off The Grid’
In 2015, Diddy dropped his MMM (Money Making Mitch) mixtape, which boasted a multitude of guest features from Big Sean, French Montana, Future, Jadakiss, Lil’ Kim, Pusha T, Styles P, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, Wiz Khalifa and more.
However, it’s been a long hiatus since his last solo project, Press Play, which released back in 2006.
After keeping us in suspense for more than a year, the multi-talented mogul is back with his latest album, The Love Album: Off The Grid. This extensive album comprises 22 tracks and even includes an intermission.
With 22 tracks and an intermission, the album features guest appearances from The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Mary J Blige, Jazmine Sullivan, H.E.R, Summer Walker, Babyface, John Legend, Teyana Taylor, French Montana, Coco Jones, Fabolous, The-Dream, Busta Rhymes, Dawn Richard, Kalenna, Ty Dolla $ign, Jacquees, Kehlani, 21 Savage, Swae Lee, Burna Boy, Jeremih, Jozzy, Nova Wav, Dirty Money, Kalan Fr.Fr and Nija.
Nas Releases Hit-Boy Produced LP ‘Magic 3’
However, the infamous duo is now coming to an end as Nas has announced his sixth and final project with Hit-Boy, Magic 3, dropping just two months after the sequel. This time around, Nas treats us to 15 tracks with a lone feature from Lil Wayne.
Fridayy Releases Self-Titled Debut Album
Today marks the release of the self-titled debut album from the talented R&B singer-songwriter, Fridayy.
This Grammy-nominated artist, known for his standout performances on hit tracks such as DJ Khaled‘s ‘God Did,’ presents a 14-track album that showcases his musical prowess. Notably, the album includes guest appearances from a stellar lineup of artists, including Maverick City Music, Adekunle Gold, Fireboy DML, Byron Messia, Chris Brown, and even Fridayy’s own mother.
In addition to his musical accomplishments, Fridayy has also been recognized as part of the 2023 Freshman class by XXL, sharing this honor with fellow artists like Finesse2tymes, 2 Rare, TiaCorine, Lola Brooke, Rob49, and more.
Stream Fridayy below.
1. Came Too Far [feat. Maverick City Music & My Mom]
2. Done For Me [feat. Adekunle Gold]
3. Stand By Me
4. Heart on the Line
5. When It Comes To You
6. You [feat. Fireboy DML]
7. Don’t Give It Away [feat. Chris Brown]
8. DGIA Pt. 2
9. 3AM In NY
10. Carry You (Interlude)
11. Mercy [feat. Byron Messia]
12. Lost My Way
13. Church On Sunday
14. I Won (Outro)
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