Mick Jenkins has been slowly building hype for his new album, Pieces of a Man, by dropping songs over the past few months. Late last week, Jenkins released “Understood,” and also confirmed the LP’s release date: October 26.
“Understood,” like “What am I to Do?,” is a Kaytranada production. The Montreal producer has a knack for crafting distinctly understated beats for the Chicago rapper to flow over, smooth like melted butter.
The song also came with a video, directed by Nick Walker, which depicts different manifestations of familial love between black men. It’s not sentimental, but definitely heartwarming. Watch it below: