Mick Jenkins shares new songs “Barcelona” and “Padded Locks” featuring Ghostface Killah: Stream

Plus, the Chicago rapper reveals the tracklist of his upcoming Pieces of a Man album

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Mick Jenkins, photo by Sam Schmieg

    On October 26th, Mick Jenkins is set to drop his second album, Pieces of a Man, through Cinematic Music Group. In the lead-up to release day, the Chicago rapper has unveiled the LP’s full tracklist and a pair of new songs.

    The forthcoming effort spans a total of 17 songs, including Kaytranada collaboration “Understood”, which was one of our favorite songs of the week. Jenkins’ other special guests include rap legend Ghostface Killah, Canadian jazz-funk outfit BadBadNotGood, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Julien Bell.

    Jenkins has broken off two new songs today, “Barcelona” and his joint cut with Ghostface, “Padded Locks”. Both are steeped in sumptuous, shifting grooves, with the latter especially benefitting from a jazzy BadBadNotGood sample. “Fuck the dramatics, we get through them locks when they padded,” Jenkins raps, keeping his cool.


    Take a listen to both cuts below.

    Pieces of a Man follows Jenkins’ acclaimed 2017 album, The Healing Component, as well as his or more… EP series.

    Pieces of a Man Tracklist:
    01. Heron Flow (feat. Julien Bell)
    02. Stress Fracture (feat. Mikahl Anthony)
    03. Gwendolynn’s Apprehension
    04. Soft Porn
    05. Grace & Mercy
    06. Barcelona
    07. Percy Interlude
    08. Reginald (feat. Ben Hixon)
    09. Padded Locks (feat. Ghostface Killah)
    10. Ghost
    11. Heron Flow 2
    12. Plain Clothes
    13. Pull Up
    14. Consensual Seduction (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)
    15. U Turn
    16. Understood
    17. Smoking Song (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)