After highlighting The Circus our society has become last year, Mick Jenkins is officially back in action with the release of his new album, Elephant in the Room.
“This album is an attempt to address various unspoken personal and/or general truths. And how they have affected me and can affect those around me,” Mick Jenkins says in a Notes entry on an interactive website (password: Carefree) he released with the project. “From my estranged relationship with my father to friendships that don’t feel the same anymore to the even more basic idea of acknowledging that I need help. We become accustomed to allowing none progressive qualities and truths to occupy so much space in our lives simply by ignoring them, or ignoring them despite them being right in our faces! I intend to face several of those dormant issues/topics head-ons in the hopes that others can, at the very least, identify with the spaces I’ve grown from.”
A 12-track release, including the previously-released “Contacts,” “Truffles” and “Scottie Pippen” singles, the album includes contributions from Saba, Monte Booker, Thelonious Martin, Renzell, Tee-Watt, serpentwithfeet, and others.
- “The Valley of the Shadow of Death” (prod. Tee-Watt, Thelonious Martin & Renzell)
- “Things You Could Die For If Doing While Black” ft. Ben Hixon (prod. Renzell)
- “Stiff Arm” ft. Ayinde Cartman & Tiffany Lance (prod. Renzell)
- “Contacts” (prod. Eli Brown, Rascal & Tae Beast)
- “Scottie Pippen” (prod. Kiran Kai, Jack Polley, Joe Armon-Jones, Oliver Simeon Sarkar Samuels, Oscar Jerome Laurence & Otto Maralot)
- “Gucci Tried To Tell Me” (prod. Lophiile)
- “D.U.I.” ft. greenSLLIME (prod. Tee-Watt)
- “Speed Racer” ft. Tiffany Lance (prod. Saba)
- “Truffles” (prod. Monte Booker & Renzell)
- “Is, This Cigarettes” (prod. LeRoyce & Tee-Watt)
- “Reflection” (prod. Renzell)
- “Rug Burn” ft. serpentwithfeet (prod. Tee-Watt)
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