A lot has been happening for the 22-year-old Chicago emcee as of late. For starters Vic Mensa performed with Kanye West on Saturday Night Live, delivering a hook on ‘Ye’s forthcoming “Wolves” track (set to appear on So Help Me God) followed by some turned up live performances with the man. The live performances were for a track entitled “U Mad,” which recently got released as a single. In addition, Mensa also signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation recording label. That’s huge. So, yeah, evidently Mensa is doing quite well for himself on the mainstream end right now. Mensa also stopped by to team up with LA Leakers for an exclusive freestyle over Future’s anthemic Monster cut “Commas.” Check it out after the jump!
The world is fiending for some new Kanye West. “Only One” wasn’t enough. “All Day” wasn’t enough. His guest appearance on Big Sean’s new album wasn’t enough. Everyone waiting for that So Help Me God to drop. Whenever that’ll happen. If ever. And now the song Vic Mensa has been teasing for over month is finally here. “U Mad” is a collaborative track between Mensa and ‘Ye. It features production from ‘Ye, Mike Dean, Smoko Ono, Stefan Ponce and Charlie Heat. That’s a whole lot of muscle to come up with such a deceptively simple track that sounds like it’s fit more for 2012 than 2015. Anyway, I won’t judge. You be the judge. Check it out after the jump.
A lot of rare Kanye West stuff is being unearthed as of late. First we have a Kendrick Lamar remix of “All Day” and now we’re being treated to a sneak peek of ‘Ye’s verse on Vic Mensa’s “U Mad” track. This track has been circulating for the last month or so, mostly byway of Vic Mensa’s live performances. But now we have Kanye’s full verse! You can check it out after the jump. As the kids say: it’s hard.
Kanye West’s adidas fashion show just wrapped up and during the festivities ‘Ye unveiled a new track entitled “Wolves” featuring Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and “Chandelier” songstress Sia. It will appear on Kanye’s hyped new album later this year. Listen after the jump!
Undoubtedly the part of the annual BET Hip Hop Awards that hip-hop heads prefer: the cyphers. And thankfully you didn’t have to sit through the entire award show in order to watch every single cypher from the show as BET has graciously made the videos available to watch online. There was a total of six cyphers this year, ranging from Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang to Papoose to Kevin Gates and Loaded Lux to Snoop’s Army with Murda Mook to Vic Mensa. We’ve conveniently posted each cypher for you to watch after the jump. Enjoy.
Michael Uzowuru has worked with Frank Ocean most notably but also turned into Vic Mensa’s producer de rigeur. The young beatsmith returns with this wavy song from his new EP Pink Orchids as Vic skips over the tides. Check it after the jump.
Vic Mensa drops in a new track from his debut. It’s the kind of frantic party rap anthem he has been striving for since creating his new template. It does a lot and heads nowhere, and the hangover disappears quickly.
BBC Radio has hosted some of the best freestyle sessions not named Sway In The Booth. Vic Mensa kills this for about 8 minutes non-stop almost fully off the top. It’s a notable brilliant moment in his already bright career. Watch the video after the jump.
As the heady half of the SaveMoney crew, Vic Mensa has been going all the way left of expectation for his first project. It’s like 2009 Asher Roth on speedballs and Illmatic repeats. He has the frat boy fervor and the backpacker urgency and just enough R&B melody to make rhymes palatable. The new video after the jump.
Vic Mensa drops a new visual for his “Down On My Luck” single.
The INNANETAPE by SAVEMONEY rapper Vic Mensa has made his year more intriguing by the week. From appearance at MTV’s Rapfix to impressive Five Fingers Of Death freestyles, the young genius is creating an indelible mark. Check the recap of his tour stops.
The Save Money duo rejoins like LeBron and Wade in 2010, when both were so good it was hard to choose who was better.
This is a literal video, though pristine, that may undermine the casual brilliance of it.