Chicago’s own Vic Mensa appeared on the Breakfast Club today to talk about the release of his new album, The Autobiography. The budding artist has definitely had some trials and tribulations along his journey to becoming a certified star, he opens up about some of the things that he’s gone through since his move to L.A. Check out the interview for yourself above and keep an eye out for more.
As the anticipation builds for Vic Mensa’s new album, The Autobiography: As Told By Vic Mensa, He’s followed his critically acclaimed mixtape with what appears to be a first single. Titled “Wings,” the record features 2 legendary artists in Pharrell Williams and Saul Williams, no relation. Over the years Vic has really showed us that is as versatile as any artist out there, “Wings” is another example of how his technical songwriting continues to expand. Still a half decade away from 30, Vic Mensa’s journey thus far has been enthralling to say the least. If “Wings” is an indicator of what to expect from his upcoming album, lets just say he’s raised the bar. Check it out below and stay tuned for more from Vic Mensa.
With all of the buzz surrounding Yeezy Season 3 and The Life of Pablo, it wouldn’t be hard to have overlooked Vic Mensa’s new single, “Danger.” The Hyde Park native previewed the track during Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 event, then promptly released the full version later that night. Vic’s sound is surely evolving, his bars are only growing more ferocious as he gets his footing in the major label world. Check out “Danger” above and keep an eye out for his album Traffic in the near future.
The good people over at Rhymesayers have finally announced the lineup for Soundset 2015. Received with mixed criticism, this year’s lineup features J. Cole, Big Sean, Ludacris, Dilated Peoples, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Vic Mensa, deM atlaS, Father, Sean Anonymous, Manny Phesto, Brother Ali, Clockwork Indigo and many…many more. Tickets for this year’s event are on sale for $62, check out the full lineup above and click the link below for more information via Soundset’s official website.
Although the first installment of the All City series may have been more expansive, All City Vol. 2 takes a larger look at Minneapolis & Chicago’s hip hop scenes, while still incorporating a few other national artists. 2014 has been a great year for music in both Chicago & Minneapolis, with a lot of creativity brewing in the Mid-West. All City Vol. 2 takes some of our favorites from Chicago, Minneapolis and other cities across the nation. Check out the compilation below and keep an eye out for the All City feature.
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Vic Mensa has been on a tear since performing with Kanye West & Sia for SNL’s 40th anniversary event. With numerous slots this summer at major festivals including, Soundset and Lolla, Vic plans to maintain his wave. Mensa recently released a track with Kanye West titled “U Mad,” an ode to his recent successes. 1.5 Million views in 3 days says A LOT, good thing Rhymesayers booked him early; this one will surely get the crowd moving at Soundset this May. Check out “U Mad” below and keep an eye out for more from Vic Mensa as the summer heats up.
Haitian/Canadian producer Kaytranada recently dropped a new track featuring his new partner in crime, Vic Mensa. Entitled “Drive Me Crazy”, the record is reminiscent of their previous collaboration, however, Vic gets A LOT more technical on this one; the youngin even flexes his crooning skills. Kaytra & Vic are proving that they have a potent chemistry with each release, here’s to hoping that they have more where this came from. No word on any newness from Vic or Kaytranada, but you can bet that both of them have big plans for 2015. Check out “Drive Me Crazy” above and keep an eye out for more.
Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago
When: Friday, November 28th @ 6:30PM
2014 has been good for Vic Mensa, he landed On “XXL’s Top 10 Freshmen” list after is highly praised debut project, INNANETAPE, took the web by storm. Tonight, Vic will headline a show at the Metro along with a few special guests. No confirmations, but we’re sure you’ll see some Save Money brethren, and who knows, maybe even a Chance sighting. This one’s all ages and tickets are already sold out, if you’re looking to cop you’ll have to check Craigslist or Facebook, stay tuned for more info.
Vic Mensa took to Twitter a couple of days ago to release some new music for all of us. Entitled “Wimme Nah”, Vic takes a little time for his victory lap after all of his hard work. Produced by Kaytranada, “Wimme Nah” bangs hard from front to back and makes you want to stunt like you just got off tour yourself. Vic continues to inject new sounds into each release, he’s definitely one of the most promising young artists coming out of Chicago right now. Check out “Wimme Nah” below and keep an eye out for more from Vic Mensa.
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago
When: Friday, August 1st @ 10PM
With Lolla coming this weekend, the after parties are going to be plentiful. A notable event is Save Money’s show at Reggie’s Rock Club on Friday night. The event will feature the likes of Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, Tokyo Shawn, Dally Auston and more with potential for an entire cast of cameos. Unfortunately, this one’s already sold out, so if you’re dying to go you’ll need to cop tickets via Craigslist or Facebook. Keep an eye out for more info and a possible link for tickets.