Mick Jenkins is the guy who will instantly cop to being interested in how we talk about love — as the Chicago rapper did in a recent interview with The FADER — but the video for "Gold," his track with Montreal producer High Klassified, goes in a direction few fans would likely predict. The glitchy, datamoshed clip stars Klassified caught in dreamy relationship with a sex doll, his struggles soundtracked by a Cosmogramma-esque beat. Despite the video's surreal treatment, the song has a very serious message about racism and consumption of black culture: They say melanin is sin/ I just can’t see why/ ‘Cause you love our style ‘cause you love our skin/ ‘Cause you love our food but there ain’t no love within. Watch it above.
October 24, 2016