Mick Jenkins – What Am I To Do?
Listen to Mick Jenkins – What Am I To Do?
Mick Jenkins has once again emerged, Hydro-Man-esque, from a small body of water. In the wake of lead single “Bruce Banner,” the lyrically gifted Chi-town emcee has served up yet another offering, this time linking with frequent collaborator Kaytranada. Few can boast such sturdy Canadian relations; rumour has it that Mick has actually been named an honorary Montrealer in the wake of his “514” anthem. Today, the pair have released “What Am I To Do?” in which Mick takes to Kaytra’s soulful instrumental with a restrained bout of clever analysis.
Though not as overtly braggadocio-fuelled as his previous offering, Mick’s trademark wit remains on display, proving the man can turn-a-phrase alongside the game’s most silver-tongued. “They gave us nothing, had to hustle same way coffee cook,” raps Mick, lacing one of many simple yet effective images. Effortless is perhaps the best way to describes Mick’s delivery on this one, and while it may not be as immediate as its predecessor, fans will no doubt appreciate kicking off the week with some new Jenkins.