Mick Jenkins is readying the release of his upcoming album Elephant In The Room, and today the Chicago lyricist has delivered a new single from the project in “Contacts.” His first solo release since previous drop “Truffles,” this one is yet another strong offering from one of the game’s most consistently impressive emcees.
Set to the backdrop of a laid-back and mildly unsettling instrumental — the likes of which we seldom see tackled, a testament to Mick’s originality — Jenkins absolutely snaps in a commanding fashion. It’s clear that there are a few points he’s looking to get off his chest, as evidenced in the opening lines. “They say it ain’t trill enough, they say it ain’t drill enough,” he raps. “I’m coming from the illest side / I just know it’s real enough.”
Check out Mick Jenkins’ new single “Contacts,” another strong offering from one of the game’s sharpest minds, and hit the comments if you’re eager for that new album.
Fear God, I’m steppin’ in, no weapon formed,
The needle move, the record scratch, the blessings pouring
Almost like I’m preapproved for everything
My credit good, my check is strong
My breakfast good, I’m shredding wheat
The tears is gone I’m back in form
Overhead just like my baggage I unpack it for him
Don’t exaggerate I’m accurate this javelin throwin’