“‘Truffles’ attempts to address the idea that Blackness, no matter what, can always be weaponized,” Jenkins said in a statement. “From a young man actually committing a crime, to being somewhere we aren’t ‘supposed’ to be, to even being an agent of change in our own and other communities. It’s a statement that can be heard about Black people of all walks especially when doing something unconventional in white spaces. As complex as Fred Hampton, or as simple as moving into a nice neighborhood, we can always be viewed as ‘n—as making trouble.’”
Jenkins’ last full-length was The Circus EP in 2020. Read “Mick Jenkins Wants to Give You a Piece of His Mind” over on the Pitch.