BEAT ALCHEMY // THE CROCODILE
“DRINK MORE WATER!” This was the call and response chant that Mick Jenkins used to engage his audience. “Water” in this context is truth and as a conscious hip-hop artist in modern times, he is on a mission to answer the overflowing questions that the millennial generation drown in. From resource preservation to the obsession with social media, no topic was too deep or shallow for him to navigate. He performed his mixtape “The Water[s]” which lyrically focuses on such topics and sounds as if the beats are bubbling up from the depth. By delivering profound monologues between songs, he encouraged cool confidence and intelligence to a youthful audience which salivated at every drop of his delivery.