Mick Jenkins - The Circus
The Circus
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hiphopcritiques
70
Underwhelming But Good.

So yeah, this was good. I enjoyed the vibe of the chill soothing tracks Mick brought to the table. But on the other hand there were a few tracks that were kinda average. Not bad at all but just kinda boring. The way he rides the beat on some of these tracks though is crazy. Mick is someone I should look out for more. When I tell you I was sleeping on this dude. I was SLEEPING on this dude.

Best Tracks: Same Ol, Carefree*, The Light, Different Scales
Worst Track: ... read more
Plats
63
I really like the first few tracks and the EP has lots of cool lo-fi beats. I also really like the flow he brings. Quality-wise, though, "The Circus" does fall pretty short after those first few tracks and the length of the overall project does come off as underwhelming.

Fav Tracks: Carefree, The Light, Same Ol

Least Fav Track: Flaunt

Score:
6.3
Fine
Starr
50
This is the guy that made the Waters? It dosen't feel like him.

This feels so dry both production and content wise to me. Everything feels just so mid on this project and it is legitimately impressive that a guy with so much talent can put out something this flavorless. Also, there are some songs on this project in which he sounds almost eerily like IDK to me and Mick seems to match that feeling with the same lifeless and boring delivery IDK enthused his record with just last year.

It's ... read more
AZIZ
68
Mick has literally gotten progressively more complacent with every subsequent release, instead of breaking new ground he seems to continue to ride the wave of his debut project The Waters. While I do like quite a bit of this tape, a part of me can't help but want more.
Doublez
61
The Circus is a good EP with a concept mainly about discrimination and the black community. Musically we find a Mick Jenkins in his comfort zone with the whole culture of Chicago as we always used to hear him.
Yet to be honest, I've been following this artist closely since his debut and I always found him to be a talented person who offered us quality content, but The Circus seems to be a real brake in his evolution. Although he is a great production helper, it is surely his worst project to ... read more
JeremiahMurphy
67
The first half of this mini EP i found to be what Mick always delivers with. Great sorrowful beats that do nothing short of fill the room with a great atmosphere. To me Mick really slowed down on the 2nd half of this record & Although it did have good moments on it all around i found this EP to just fall short at times for me. I think there are some tracks that I will replay 100% but some of this EP is pretty plain and forgettable for me. Still a strong first 3 tho and a alright rest.
Aoaystheory
79
Album of the Week : 1-13-20

Short but sweet, other than a few production issues its a pretty solid release. Jenkins has good flow and the beats are nice.
Oreox4
80
This sounds really good. I love the lofi production. The flows here are very on point and it all just bumps. Beats are awesome, Delivery is awesome. This man can rap. It's all very consistent too. I love it.

Same Ol: 78/100 (Good)
Carefree: 85/100 (Great)
The Light (feat. EARTHGANG): 79/100 (Good)
Flaunt: 82/100 (Great)
The Fit: 80/100 (Great)
I'm Convinced: 84/100 (Great)
Different Scales: 87/100 (Great)
prod CHIRASHE! Yall been sleeping on slidergang i swear to god.
gopxity
73
Fairly underwhelming for a Mick Jenkins project. Every song is good, but none of them are his best.

Added to playlist: Same Ol, Carefree, The Light, Flaunt, Different Scales
Least favorite: -
Dlaz2005
63
I wish minded if this was a little longer because I did enjoy the content of this EP
basrdhim
61
This EP is my first experience with Mick Jenkins. I have heard good things about his "The Waters" project from 2014 but I never really got around to it. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of what I'm hearing so far. Mick appears to have talent in terms of lyricism and flow but these tracks aren’t really interesting enough to stand out.. All of the beats lack personality and flavor to an extent where it is difficult to enjoy as an entire project rather than just individually. However, ... read more
HoodieBraden
60
I'm not really sure why but Mick reminds me of Tyler The Creator a lot. It may just be his delivery and flow. Nice record though; I'm actually excited about the rest of it.

Decent 6/10
Collin
40
More like Mid Jenkins

Quality nap music!
funklildim
74
Мик, яркий представитель "осознанного рэпа", уроженец Чикаго - всё ещё остаётся в около андерграунде и не известен широкому слушателю. Однозначно талантливый и богатый на идеи эмси, в своих работах, порой, тонет в обилии монотонности и эксперементальности. Здесь же, ... read more
williguess
60
This was a very underwhelming project to me. Mick is pretty solid lyrically on this one but the production sounds kinda stale and it drags down the entire EP greatly.
Ruck1Fuss
64
Good but sooooooooooooo forgettable
davipccn
65
very middle of the road, I don't see myself coming back to this soon
Case
60
There’s nothing really special about this project. It’s not bad at all, but it’s just pretty standard and basic. None of the songs are bad, but none of them really impress me either. Nothing really stands out or grabs your attention, and the project as a whole feels like something I’ve already heard before. The production is decent, and Mick Jenkins does a decent job over them, but outside of a few highlights, this album doesn’t do much to keep your attention. ... read more
El_Bark
60
mick jenkins raps over "beats to study/chill to"
Nick_Whole_Ass
65
Mick Jenkins, whilst not bringing much new to the table with his style on this album, shows a good amount of promise for future releases, he leaves a lot of room to grow from, and provides a good amount of songs that you can chill to or vibe to, and a song that you can turn up to, there were a couple flops on the album, but with the short runtime off of the album, it ultimately feels less notable, as you'll be hearing one mid track, but it flies by so fast you most likely didn't notice, unless ... read more
61
From listening to Micks lead single “Carefree”, I was very impressed and very much looking forward to how this album turns out! The first 3 tracks were good-very strong in my opinion but then after that, it took a turn to very mid tracks with basic production. Now with those, they weren’t “bad” tracks by any means, but definitely lowered the rating of the project. The last track “Different Scales”, was a great way to end the album. The production is ... read more
Falk1303
81
I’m never not going to fw some new Mick
DoomPodcast21
60
Mick Jenkins is a rapper that I'm unfamiliar with.

He has good flows and and decent lyrics.

The beat selection was good too.
toast2venus
85
Guys i think he's 6'5
mlvrptrc
80
Don’t think this release got much attention. That’s a shame. The groovy and chill-hop production in this is pretty good.
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