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

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

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

If time has proven anything at all, it's that Mick Jenkins and Kaytranadamake 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.

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