The Break Presents: Mick Jenkins

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Chicago has a lot of new faces these days. Next up to soak in the spotlight is Mick Jenkins, who is making noise for his intricate lyricism and relatable themes. Check out his latest project, Tree And Truths, and find out how he plans to change people’s lives. Also, look for The Water[s] coming this summer.

Name: Jayson Jenkins

Age: 22

Hometown: Chicago

I grew up listening to: My mother’s music: Sade, Prince, Jill Scott, Kem, Kanye West, Little Brother, Q-Tip and lots of gospel.

Most people don’t know I: Am a renaissance man.

My style’s been compared to: Noname Gypsy told me I’m our generation’s Nas. I humbly accept that comparison.

My standout records and/or moments to date have been: “Martyrs” video and “Negro League.”

My goal in Hip-Hop is: To change the way people think about things in life. (Beauty, happiness, money, value, etc.)

I’m gonna be the next: I AM the next.

To check out more of my music go to: Follow me on Twitter (@MickalasCage), Facebook, and my website.

Standout: “Martyrs”

Also check out: “Lack”

And: “Negro League”