Mick Jenkins Releases New Album

Today, Mick Jenkins officially releases his third studio album Elephant in the Room via Cinematic Music Group. The project features artists and producers serpentwithfeet, Monte Booker, Saba, Tee-Watt, Ben Hixon, Tiffany Lance, Kiran Kai, Green SLlime, Thelonius Martin and renzell, among others, and includes previously released singles “Contacts,” “Scottie Pippen” and “Truffles.” Elephant in the Room marks Mick’s first full-length release following his 2020 EP The Circus and his 2018 album Pieces of a Man.

Speaking about the new project, Mick Jenkins said that Elephant in the Room is an attempt to address various unspoken personal and general truths and how they have affected him and those around him. “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.”