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Sway's SXSW Takeover: Chicago Heavyspitter Mick Jenkins On His Different Definition of Success, Impact of Social Media in His Rise + Performs Live

Drink…More…Water. Adding to the list of talented artists that call Chicago home, Mick Jenkins, was another special guest to swing through Nice Kicks during Sway’s SXSW Takeover. After hearing a lot about his skill, it only made sense that he dropped by the special Sway in the Morning broadcast to showcase a little bit.

More impressive than his songwriting ability may be the thought processes he shares about public education, the misguided perception of “success”, true beauty and the impact social media has played in creating it. Definitely refreshing to see new artists able to create their own lane while understanding the importance of not only the music they are offering the world but the impact it has in areas beyond the booth. 

Check out the interview below:

While visiting us for SXSW he performed one of our favorites “The Waters” live on air for the fans and it was incredible. Be sure to download the full project after you hear him rip through these verses with purpose.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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