Album Review: Mick Jenkins – Pieces of a Man

By Kwase Lane, Contributor [Free Nation / Cinematic; 2018] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Ghost”, “U Turn”, “Smoking Song” Mick Jenkins is back on the scene with his second studio album, Pieces of a Man. This project is permeated by Jenkins’ usual conscious rap, and like always, he engages in lyrical gymnastics and manages to stick…

Album Review: Mick Jenkins – The Healing Component

By Gabe Dooley, Contributor [Cinematic; 2016] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “Spread Love,” “Strange Love,” “Angles” The explosion of attention towards social unrest and discrimination over the past few years has made for a new wave of socially meaningful hip-hop and R&B. Artists like Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo have taken to music that not only displays the frustrations…