Mick Jenkins & The Underachievers announce NZ & Australia tour

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Chicago’s finest wordsmith Mick Jenkins returns after a brilliant Laneway Festival set in January, and this time he’s crossed state lines to partner with New York duo The Underachievers for one massive hip-hop double bill. 

Taking over Auckland’s Powerstation on Wednesday, March 21 before playing San Fran in Wellington the following night. They then cross the Tasman to perform shows at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Saturday, March 24 before playing Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, fans can expect full sets from both acts.

Australian hip-hop favourite Baro currently rising through the ranks with single ‘Pretty’ will be support for all shows. 

Currently fresh off the release of his debut studio debut album “THC (The Healing Component)”, Mick Jenkins, the Alabama-born-Chicago-raised rapper makes the personal political with smart rhymes. 

Jenkin’s first release, 2013’s “Trees and Truths” mixtape caught the ears of Chicago’s scene-makers with its acid jazz-influenced production, biblical allegory and lacerating lyricism. 

The Water[s]” LP arrived a year later, a meditation on water as life’s truths it stands as Jenkins breakout project. 

Propelled by viral smashes ‘So Devillish’, ‘Gold Soul Theory’ and ‘Herb Shuttles’, The Underachievers are making their way out of their Flatbush, New York home one rhyme at a time. 

“Renaissance”, their current release explodes with feel-good energy with xxlmag describing it as an album that speaks to those more concerned with lyrical content, cementing their place as a reputable rap group. 

Mick Jenkins & The Underachievers 

POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND - WEDNESDAY MARCH 21

SAN FRAN, WELLINGTON - THURSDAY MARCH 22 

METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY - SATURDAY MARCH 24

THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE - SUNDAY MARCH 25

PRINCE BANDROOM, MELBOURNE - TUESDAY MARCH 27

CAPITOL, PERTH - WEDNESDAY MARCH 28 

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