The Water[s]

Mick Jenkins - The Water[s]
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
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Based on 293 ratings
2014 Ratings: #49
Liked by 7 people
August 12, 2014 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
Cinematic Music Group / Label
Hip Hop, Cloud Rap / Genres
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water is very gOOd
To be honest, I was extremely skeptical going into this album, because such a concept was kind of hard to resonate with me, like how could a rapper spend an hour long album talking about water, without at some point eventually running out of content and devolving into a Logic-tier concept album cohesiveness where I could imagine Mick saying technically nothing but "hey guys, water good stay hydrated".

Not that I doubted his technical abilities or anything like that as I never heard ... read more
A modern Chiraq classic. It's chill, it's loud, it's trap, it's jazz. It's such a perfect colder sound that acts as a counter to Chance The Rapper's warmer, soulful style. Consistent, concise, doesn't sacrifice lyrical ability - such a great record! Shame Mick hasn't been able to top it since.
A whole album about water, Mick ties together a solid mixtape with some nice production, I do wish Mick's personality came through a bit more.

Best Track: Black Sheep
Worst Track: 514
An atmospheric and thematically rich concept album. The story and imagry are strong but it shines with the mood and immersive atmosphere of the beats. Lyrically, thematically and texturally superb, an extremely strong debut mixtape in the mainstream market.
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Track List

  1. Shipwrecked (featuring The Mind)
  2. THC
  3. The Waters
  4. Healer (featuring Jean Deaux)
  5. Comfortable (featuring Noname Gypsy)
  6. Vibe
  7. Jazz
  8. Black Sheep
  9. Drink More Water
  10. Canada Dry
  11. Who Else
  12. Dehydration (featuring The Mind)
  13. 514
  14. Martyrs
  15. Jerome (featuring Joey Bada$$)
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Added on: August 29, 2014