Mick Jenkins details Wave[s] EP, shares new single “Get Up Get Down” — listen

Swiftly rising Chicago MC formally announces the follow-up to 2014's The Water[s]


    Photo by ​Adam Kivel

    Mick Jenkins first started garnering attention with his 2014 mixtape The Water[s], and has been teasing its follow-up all year. First came the hard-hitting “Alchemy”, and then came his alphabetically-minded “P’s and Q’s”. Now, he’s returned with a new single to coincide with the official announcement of his next effort, Wave[s].

    A nine-track EP featuring production from Lee Bannon, ThemPeople, Kaytranada, and others, Waves[s] is out August 21st on Jenkins’ own Free Nation imprint under the Cinematic Music Group label. Guests include previous collaborators Sean Deaux, Saba, and The Mind. Hayveyah McGowan, a painter from Kansas City, was commissioned to create 30″ by 30″ paintings to serve as artwork for each song on the collection, and you can see the piece he created for the cover ahead.

    Along with all the details, Jenkins has shared “Get Up Get Down”, a track featuring production by ThemPeople and Stefan Ponce. The cut is an old-school jam filled with summery vibes that get swallowed by a pit of low rumbling bass halfway through. Before things get too heavy, though, Jenkins spits a furiously fast hook: “Isn’t it ironic/ Got ’em hooked on phonics/ Mama used to think it was just chronic/ It was all bad.”


    Take a listen below, followed by McGowan’s track-specific art, and the full Wave[s] tracklist and artwork.

    “Get Up Get Down” Artwork:

    get up get down art

    Wave[s] Tracklist:
    01. Alchemy (Prod. Lee Bannon & ThemPeople)
    02. Slumber feat. Saba & Sean Deaux (Prod. by Thempeople)
    03. Get Up Get Down (Prod. By Stefan Ponce & Thempeople)
    04. Your Love (Prod. By Kaytranada)
    05. Piano (Prod. by Thempeople)
    06. The Giver (Prod. by Thempeople)
    07. 40 Below (Prod. by Thempeople)
    08. P’s & Q’s (Prod. By Kaytranada)
    09. Perception feat. The Mind (Prod. By Mulatto & ThemPeople)


    Wave[s] Album Artwork:

    mick jenkins wave[s]

    Update – Wednesday, July 22nd: Jenkins has announced North American tour dates.

    Mick Jenkins 2015 Tour Dates:
    08/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-F
    08/30 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter
    09/01 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
    09/02 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
    09/03 – Boston, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs
    09/04 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
    09/05 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    09/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America Festival
    09/08 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    09/09 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell
    09/10 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
    09/11 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub
    09/12 – Orlando, FL @ BackBooth
    09/14 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
    09/15 – Austin, TX @ The Parish Room
    09/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees Dallas
    09/18 – Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight
    09/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
    09/20 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
    09/21 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
    09/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
    09/23 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
    09/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall
    09/25 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
    09/26 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    09/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
    09/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    09/30 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
    10/03 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
    10/04 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Taphouse
    10/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry