Mick Jenkins is an up-and-coming hip hop artist, and he recently released a new single and music video for his song “Drowning”, which features instrumental and jazzy hip hop group BADBADNOTGOOD. The song is the lead single from Jenkins’ forthcoming debut record, The Healing Component, due out on September 23rd.
The song is a powerful one, and features Jenkins discussing the current state of racial relations in our country, quoting the late Eric Garner when he says, “I Can’t Breathe.” The message is a stark contrast to the plucky loop that BADBADNOTGOOD adds as the song’s beat. Listen below:
The video matches the tone with a slave-time era odyssey, with Jenkins playing a slave who is almost killed by two white man, before escaping and exacting a form of revenge. Watch the video for “Drowning” below, and for more info on how to order Mick Jenkins’ forthcoming album, click here.