Mick Jenkins is the latest artist to appear on Pitchfork’s Over/Under series, and he thinks plenty of stuff is overrated. Seahorses, New York City, bluetooth headsets, baseball (we’ll have to find a way to change his mind on this one).
But of the many things Pitchfork asked Jenkins to rate, only a few things turned out to be underrated: karaoke and jazz. He justified the first one saying he likes rapping along to Biggie lyrics, but the second didn’t need any justifying.
Jazz is a large component in Jenkins’ music dating back to his Trees & Truths mixtape up to his most recent project, The Healing Component, where jazz music is the backbone of the overall sound. And if you like Jenkins’ music, and you like rap in general (as he points out, a lot of rap music has jazz samples), you should be listening to more jazz.
Watch Jenkins’ Over/Under segment below.