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Mick Jenkins and BadBadNotGood can’t breathe in video for new song “Drowning” — watch

on August 26, 2016, 9:51am

Photo by Philip Cosores

Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins has detailed his new album, The Healing Component, and shared a video for “Drowning”, in which he’s backed by Toronto band BadBadNotGood. The Nathan Smith-directed clip is beautifully shot but far from easy to watch; it depicts Jenkins in what appears to be the antebellum era, being dragged to a river by two white men and left to drown. In a direct callback to the 2014 death of Eric Garner, he sings “I can’t breathe” while being pinned to the ground in a chokehold. Though they don’t appear in the video, BadBadNotGood have a history of collaborating with Jenkins, and the rapper featured on their last album IV.

Watch the clip for “Drowning” below (or listen via Soundcloud), and scroll further to see the album artwork and tracklist for The Healing Component, which drops September 23rd via Jenkins’ own Free Nation label.

The Healing Component Album Artwork:


The Healing Component Tracklist:
01. THC
02. Spread Love
03. Daniel’s Bloom
04. Strange Love
05. This Type Love? (interlude)
06. Drowning (feat. BadBadNotGood)
07. As Seen in Bethsaida (feat. theMIND)
08. Communicate (feat. Ravyn Lenae)
09. Plugged
10. 1000 Xanx (feat. theMIND)
11. Prosperity (feat. theMIND)
12. Fall Through
13. Love, Robert Horry (feat. jSTOCK)
14. Angels (feat. Noname & Xavier Omar)
15. Fucked Up Outro (feat. Michael Anthony)

Mick Jenkins will be heading out on his Red Bull Sound Select A Quest For Love tour with Smino this fall. Check out the full itinerary below.

Mick Jenkins 2016 Tour Dates:
09/29 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
10/01 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
10/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
10/06 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
10/08 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
10/12 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
10/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
10/18 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
10/20 – Chicago, IL, @ Thalia Hall
10/21 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall