New Music — Pieces of a Man by Mick Jenkins

Teasing the lead-single Understood only a matter of weeks ago, our good friend Mick Jenkins is back with a new album; Pieces of a Man.

In the pluralistic realm of Chicago rap, one thing seems certain: Mick Jenkins will never suffer a lack of ambition. His new album, Pieces of a Man, lifts its name from the 1971 Gil Scott-Heron classic and attempts the daunting task of channelling the bohemian beatnik’s indomitable spirit. Jenkins even gives us a pretty good impression, morphing his voice to match Scott-Heron’s distinct tenor for two skits that double as live spoken-word sessions. Stepping into the role of a legend is, for sure, an audacious move, but the appeal of the South Side star has typically been for those with a taste for the manoeuvring metaphors and trenchant critiques that afforded Scott-Heron his status.

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