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Mick Jenkins & Kaytranada Reconnect On Hard-Hitting New Single “The Artful Dodger”

Mick Jenkins & Kaytranada Reconnect On Hard-Hitting New Single “The Artful Dodger”

Mick Jenkins - "The Artful Dodger" (prod. Kaytranada & THEMPeople)

Mick Jenkins - "The Artful Dodger" (prod. Kaytranada & THEMPeople)

If time has proven anything at all, it’s that Mick Jenkins and Kaytranada make for one of hip-hop’s best current pairings. Perhaps you caught wind of this on either one of Mick’s stud EPs or more recently on the lustful heater “Your Love” or shot-firing loosie “HeadAss.” Well, today they step out once more with undeniable chemistry, sampling BADBADNOTGOOD on the slick new banger “The Artful Dodger.”

The track — featuring additional production from THEMPeoples —  finds Jenkins on a tear, breezing through stuttering, glitched-out wonder, laced with teetering synth lines and a hard-as-hell knock. It comes as the very first taste of the south-sider’s soon-to-arrive debut album, The Healing Component, which is being readied for a 2016 release. You can hear Mick Jenkins and Kaytranada connect once more on “The Artful Dodger” below, just be sure to sit tight. There’s plenty more on the way from Jenkins and Kay’s 99.9% LP is just weeks away from landing.

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Kaytranada Tour Dates:
05-05 Berlin, Germany – Astra
05-06 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
05-07 Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
05-10 Reims, France – Cartonnerie
05-11 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
05-12 Paris, France – Le Trianon
05-13 London, England – Troxy
05-14 Brussels, Belgium – Les Nuits Botanique
05-19 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
05-20 Toronto, Ontario – The Danforth Music Hall
05-24 San Diego, CA – Observatory North*
05-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre*
05-26 Orange County, CA – The Observatory*
05-27 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine*
05-28 Seattle, WA – Showbox
05-29 Portland, OR – Euphoria
05-31 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
06-01 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
06-03 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
06-04 Philadelphia, PA – The Roots Picnic
06-11 Manchester, England – Parklife Festival
06-12 Brighton, England – Wild Life Festival
06-18 Barcelona, Spain – Sónar Festival
07-03 Vancouver, British Columbia – FVDED
07-23 New York, NY – Panorama Festival
07-29 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival
08-13 Marseille, France – Positiv Festival
08-18 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08-20 St. Poelten, Austria – Frequency Festival
08-21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands

* with River Tiber

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