Mick Jenkins has teamed up with Canadian DJ Kaytranada on a new single, “What am I to Do?” The track comes hot on the heels of “Bruce Banner,” the lead single off Jenkins’ upcoming album, Pieces of a Man.
As we’ve come to expect of the rapper, “What am I to Do?” wastes no time in bringing up socio-economic issues. “The less you got stuffed in your pocket books / The more these politicians just sound like crooks / They give me sloppy looks / They gave us nothing, had to hustle same way coffee cook / Early morning grind trying to help these n*ggas wake up,” he spits on the first verse.
Kaytranada lays a smooth-flowing, almost euphoric sample over these hard-hitting lines, and it’s a fitting metaphor for the points Jenkins raises on the track.
We can’t wait to see what else the rapper has in store for Pieces of a Man.
Stream the track here: