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Mick Jenkins announces debut Australian headline shows

Part of the changing face of hip-hop, MC and poet MICK JENKINS announces his first headline shows in Australia this summer.

Already part of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, the Alabama-born, Chicago-raised rapper will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday, January 27 before heading to Sydney’s The Basement on Thursday, February 2.

A 25-year-old on a mission, Jenkins follows in the footsteps of Kendrick Lamar, delivering politically conscious rap with important stories to tell.

2014’s mixtape “The Water[s]” delivered a LP-length metaphor of water as life’s truths catching the attention of critics and fans alike with Pitchfork complimenting its ‘tight focus’ and ‘songcraft’.

This year’s debut album “[T]he [H]ealing [C]omponent” continues to build Jenkin’s reputation as a young wordsmith on the rise. Having collaborated with current superstars Joey Bada$$, Kaytranada, Vic Mensa and Chance The Rapper in the past, Jenkins keeps the album forward-thinking with guest spots from acclaimed modern-jazz collective BADBADNOTGOOD and upcoming singer/producer theMIND.

 

MAX WATTS, MELBOURNE – FRIDAY JANUARY 27
w/ special guest BARO

THE BASEMENT, SYDNEY – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2
w/ special guest SAMPA THE GREAT

Also performing at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival.

 

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