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With a new wave of self-reflection, Chicago poet and rapper Mick Jenkins brought his “Pieces of A Man” Tour to Harlow’s Nightclub in Sacramento on Wednesday January 9. Accompanied by the gracious presence of Kari Faux, Stock Marley, and theMIND, the evening would become a collection of positive thinking.

Since his debut in 2012, Mick Jenkins has used his voice to grow as an artist and individual. With an uplifting narrative always at the forefront of his music, his verses tread with integrity as they go from blunt confessions to do better to references of the human experience as an African American male. His most popular song to date, “Jazz,” starts off with a friendly reminder to “drink more water,” a reference to seeking the truth. During the live show, these words fittingly become the official call and response, which further exemplify his resonating purpose.

“Don’t spend too much time in mirrors, Reflections will get you caught up,” he raps in the song “Reginald.” “Connections will…

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