Chicago's rap scene has been having a crazy year, with Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book leading the pack but plenty of other great stuff coming out too. Even if Chance is most in the spotlight, Mick Jenkins' The Healing Component is looking like the sleeper pick for Chicago rap album of the year (so far). Like Coloring Book, it's ultra-positive (but less gospel-inspired), with "Spread Love" being the name of a song and also the message that occurs again and again throughout the album. It's got several guest spots from another Chicago staple, neo-soul singer theMIND, and one song with Noname, both of whom just played NYC this week (they played separate sets and theMIND also joined Noname during hers).

On that note, Mick's Red Bull Sound Select tour with Smino hits NYC's Bowery Ballroom TONIGHT (10/14) with local support from Harlem's Austin Millz. Admission is $3 at the door with RSVP (though RSVP is now closed) or $10 without. So you can still show up and pay, even if you didn't RSVP -- entry is first come, first served. Doors at 8 PM.

Updated Mick Jenkins dates are listed, with the video for the BADBADNOTGOOD-featuring "Drowning" and a Spotify stream of the new album, below.

Mick Jenkins -- 2016/2017 Tour Dates
Oct 14 The Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Oct 15 The Foundry Philadelphia, PA
Oct 18 Adelaide Hall Toronto, Canada
Oct 20 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
Oct 21 Amsterdam Bar & Hall Minneapolis, MN
Oct 26 Village Underground London, United Kingdom
Oct 27 TRANSBORDEUR CLUB Villeurbanne, France
Oct 28 Case a Chocs Neuchatel, Switzerland
Oct 29 La Bellevilloise Paris, France
Oct 31 Grelle Forelle Vienna, Austria
Nov 01 Ampere Munich, Germany
Nov 02 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 04 Rec Fest - Annabel Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nov 05 Zoom Frankfurt, Germany
Nov 06 Bi Nuu Berlin, Germany
Nov 07 Uebel & Gefarlich Hamburg, Germany
Nov 08 Pumpehuset Copenhagen West, Denmark
Nov 09 Botanique Rotonde Brussels, Belgium
Nov 11 John Dee Oslo, Norway
Nov 12 Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 13 Kuudes Linja Helsinki, Finland
Nov 16 Green Room Dublin, Ireland
Nov 17 Bungalows & Bears Sheffield, United Kingdom
Nov 18 Manchester Gorilla Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 04 Laneway Festival Sydney, Australia

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