Mick Jenkins, a representative from Chicago's more conscious-minded sect, has announced his signing to Cinematic Music Group.

"Jonny Shipes is the only person that approached me offering to work for free," he tells XXL exclusively. After growing and working together, as well as exploring other options, I'm happy to make the decision to partner with Cinematic Music Group. I'm making movies anyway."

To celebrate the announcement, Jenkins dropped another peek at his upcoming work. He has cited more soulful influences like Sade and Jill Scott when he spoke to us for The Break. "Lazarus" sounds like it tries to be just as spiritual; Jenkins sounds focused and emotive over Chuck Strangers' production. The real talk moments come mellifluously in this hookless cut. "Hold your head boy they preaching your thoughts/ Have your soul for a fuckin' Jesus Piece and a Porsche."

Check out the track, as well as the tracklist below. The Water[s] will be out Aug. 12 via Cinematic.


1. ShipWrecked (Produced By ThemPeople)
2. Die For T.H.C (Produced By T.H.C)
3. The Waters (Produced By High Klassified & Da P)
4. Healer featuring Jean Deaux (Produced By Dream Koala & OnGaud)
5. Comfortable featuring NoName Gypsy (Produced By Cam from Justice League)
6. Vibe (Produced by OnGaud)
7. Jazz (Produced By OnGaud)
8. You Knew ( Produced by DJ Dahi)
9. Canada Dry (Produced By J Money)
10. Drink More Water featuring Ebony (Produced By SpaceTime)
11. Black Sheep ( Produced By Static Selectah)
12. Puddles (DJ Dahi)
13. 514 (Produced By OnGaud)
14. Who Else (Produced by TJ Osinulu)