"I need to live to write. I can't take time from life to write, because I write about what I'm living. I was in a brand new relationship at the time and I just kind of decided to use that as inspiration as opposed to the things that are going on in society, which is constantly an inspiration."

So there we have it, Mick Jenkins' new mixtape is an ode to life, and can be heard in full right now thanks to NPR. It's out officially on August 21st.

Wave[s] Tracklist

  • 1. Alchemy Prod. Lee Bannon & ThemPeople
  • 2. Slumber feat. Saba & Sean Deaux Prod by Thempeople
  • 3. Get up Prod By Stefan Ponce & Thempeople
  • 4. Your Love Prod By Kaytranada
  • 5. Piano Prod by Thempeople
  • 6. The Giver Prod by Thempeople
  • 7. 40 Below Prod by Thempeople
  • 8. P's & Q's Prod By Kaytranada
  • 9. Perception feat. The Mind Prod. By Mulatto & ThemPeople