Mick Jenkins & The Underachievers will be hitting NZ shores next year

Thursday 7 December 2017

Mick Jenkins & The Underachievers will be hitting NZ shores next year

After a brilliant Laneway Fest in 2017, Chicago's excellent wordsmith Mick Jenkins is back to take over Auckland's Powerstation and Wellington's San Fran next year. This time he's crossed state lines to share the stage with Brooklyn's dynamic duo The Underachievers for one massive hip-hop double bill.

Australian hip-hop favourite BARO currently rising through the ranks with single 'Pretty' will be supporting for all shows.

Currently fresh off the release of his debut studio debut album 'THC (The Healing Component)', Mick Jenkins, the Alabama-born-Chicago-raised rapper makes the personal political with smart rhymes.

Jenkin's initial release of 'Trees and Truths' mixtape caught the ears of Chicago's scene-makers in 2013. With its acid jazz-influenced production, biblical allegory and lacerating lyricism, critic's lauded Jenkin's promising talent in his craft. 'The Water(s)' LP arrived a year later, a meditation on water as life's truths it stands as Jenkins breakout project.

Propelled by viral smashes 'So Devillish', 'Gold Soul Theory' and 'Herb Shuttles', The Underachievers are making their way out of their Flatbush, New York home one rhyme at a time.

'Renaissance', their current release explodes with feel-good energy with xxlmag describing it as an album that speaks to those more concerned with lyrical content, cementing their place as a reputable rap group.

Get ready for some foot-stomping beat coming from three of hiphop's most promising stars on the rise.