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After sharing the first single from his forthcoming full length, Wave[s], rapper Mick Jenkins is now sharing the Nathan Smith-directed video for the second track released from the project. The director spoke to NPR about the impressive video for “P’s and Q’s” stating:

“For the ‘P’s & Q’s’ video, we wanted to shoot something with a constant flow of motion to compliment Mick’s unending verse. I created the idea of Mick walking through a scene of complete chaos yet being unaffected by everything. To create that effect, I had Mick walk backwards from left to right through the entire scene as people pelted him with various items. That way, once we reversed the footage, Mick would look like the only person moving forward and everything would lift off of his body, leaving the chaos behind. Everything in the shot – the fire, water, even the train – was in-camera. We did no VFX whatsoever and the actual shot only took 15 seconds to film at 240fps, or 10 times slower than real-time. At the end of the video, the water bottle that floats into Mick’s hand symbolizes that his words and lyrics hold the truth amongst all the other nonsense people are exposed to.”

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Continuing with this level of commitment to keeping its visuals consistent with the project’s themes, Mick has partnered with painter Hayveyah McGowan who has created a unique 30×30 painting for each song from Wave[s], which is due for release this summer via Free Nation/Cinematic Music Group. Check out the video for “P’s & Q’s” above now and see below for all of Mick Jenkins’ upcoming tour dates.

Mick Jenkins 2015 Tour Dates

6/10 – Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
6/11 – Observatory – San Diego, CA
6/12 – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
6/13 – Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
6/16 – Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/17 – Regency – San Francisco, CA
6/18 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
6/20 – KUBE Radio Show – Seattle, WA