Ghanaian-Australian artist Genesis Owusu released his long-awaited debut album Smiling With No Teeth to universal acclaim earlier this month and today announces an exciting new remix of his breakout hit single smash “Don’t Need You” with celebrated Chicago Rap God Mick Jenkins. Owusu is in solid company as this follows Jenkins’ previous collabs including the likes of Chance The Rapper, Noname, Joey Bada$$ and Kaytranada. “I’ve been listening to Mick Jenkins since I was in high school, so it’s surreal to have my first official remix and my second ever feature to be with him,” notes Owusu. “We global, baby.”
Hear the “Don’t Need You (Mick Jenkins Remix)” and watch the video by Babekühl here: https://youtu.be/byrY6xuevOc.
Smiling With No Teeth beams with artistic evolution, after being championed across the world by everyone , landing in many prestigious tips for 2021 feature lists. The 15-track LP seamlessly defies genre boundaries while delineating the nuanced complexities of mental health, as well as Owusu’s experience of living as a black man in a white society. Owusu illustrates each disclosure from within his mind under a tessellation of soundscapes, moving through future-funk, rap and OG hip-hop to guitar-laden odysseys veering from punk and indie-rock to tinges of wistful folk. Smiling With No Teeth, at its heart, remains dedicated to Owusu’s core audience, those who live outside of the box, out of choice or in a decided lack of belonging.