In May of 2013,

Chicago rapper Sir Michael Rocks

released a free mixtape

known as While You Wait.

It was meant to hold over

his audience as he prepared

for the release of his debut

album, Banco. While Mick Jenkins

already released his debut album,

The Healing Component,

last year, he recently

let loose a seven

song project acting

as a layover

for his sophomore LP.

Or More; The Anxious

is a mixtape

'Involving musical ideas

and concepts that are currently

inspiring the album's creation process.”

This is a template,

an appetizer for those

patiently anticipating

Mick's upcoming album.

A boat load of bars

to hold you over

and plenty of THEMpeople

production to keep

you bouncing.

While “A Layover”

and “Vampire in Brooklyn”

(shouts to Green Sllime)

were previously released,

the remaining five

tracks are new.

“Gucci Bag” with Michael Anthony

is a true gem.

I’m in the paint like Rembrandt.
— Mick Jenkins