Mick Jenkins released the deluxe version of his 2023 album, The Patience, via RBC Records/BMG. The deluxe version includes two new tracks (“2011” and “Perm”) as well as instrumental versions of each track from the original album. His first album since 2021’s Elephant in the Room, this body of work reflects Jenkins’ status as a young veteran in his craft, all the while featuring notable artists such as Benny The Butcher, Freddie Gibbs, Vic Mensa, and JID. Alongside this release, the rapper launches the North American leg of his tour, Thank You For Waiting, this Sunday in Toronto with stops in New York, Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles among others.

First breaking out at age 23 with his 2014 mixtape The Water[s], Mick Jenkins has established himself as one of the most dexterous contemporary lyricists over the course of 3 full-length albums and 4 EPs since that mixtape’s release. The Patience is the sound of an artist who is still young and at the full height of their artistic powers, wizened by the years spent grinding to reach this point, still eager to prove their continued vitality. The result is Jenkins’ most urgent artistic statement since his breakthrough. Following its release in August of 2023, the album was featured on NPR’s annual roundup of Best Albums of 2023 as well as Consequence’s list of Best Rap Albums of 2023.

Speaking on the album Mick says, “I honestly feel like my career is only just starting now! Everything that came before The Patience was a different me. Look, before it felt like I was chopping onions for 5 hours a day, but now my sound is at Michelin star level and I’m sitting on the top of the totem pole. Once you plant a seed you need to spend years watering it and nurturing it. With this project, I feel like all that patience is finally starting to pay off… It’s a beautiful feeling.”

Throughout the process of creating The Patience, Jenkins deviated from his typically concept-driven method of making albums and experimented with a new approach entirely; something he believes has resulted in career-best music. “A lot of these new songs were made when I stopped focusing on a concept and just wrote spontaneously to the beat,” says the 32-year-old. “It gave me a new level of freedom.” This freedom has resulted in an exhilarating looseness to Jenkins’ raps, infusing his always-barbed lyricism with a free-spiritedness not seen in his catalog to date.

Upcoming Live Dates

1/21 – Toronto, ON @ The Axis Club
1/22 – Montréal, QC @ Théâtre Beanfield
1/24 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club @ Music Hall
1/26 – New York, NY@ Racket
1/28 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
1/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
2/2 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
2/3 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
2/6 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
2/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
2/10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
2/12 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
2/13 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo

Mick Jenkins
The Patience (Deluxe)
January X, 2024
RBC Records/BMG

1. Michelin Star (Prod. By Berg & Vnsn)
2. Show & Tell Feat. Freddie Gibbs (Prod. By Berg & Vnsn)
3. Sitting Ducks Feat. Benny The Butcher (Prod. By Yama//Sato & Jai Nitai Lotus)
4. Smoke Break-Dance Feat. JID (By Stoic)
5. 007 (Prod. By Berg & Vnsn)
6. 2004 (Prod. By Tee Watt)
7. ROY G. BIV (Prod. By Venna & Jake One)
8. Pasta (Prod. By Berg & Vnsn)
9. Farm to Table Feat. Vic Mensa (Prod. By Berg, Diliip & Otxhello)
10. Guapanese (Prod. By Stoic & Kulture)
11. Mop (Prod. By Hollywood Cole)
12. 2011
13. Perm
14. Michelin Star (Instrumental)
15. Show & Tell (Instrumental)
16. Sitting Ducks (Instrumental)
17. Smoke Break-Dance (Instrumental)
18. 007 (Instrumental)
19. 2004 (Instrumental)
20. ROY G. BIV (Instrumental)
21. Pasta (Instrumental)
22. Farm to Table (Instrumental)
23. Guapanese (Instrumental)
24. Mop (Instrumental)


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