Entries in Vic Mensa (7)


Vic Mensa presents 'Empathy'

Vic Mensa just dropped the new song 'Empathy', a confessional track set to dreamy, laidback production.  The song was released in response to recent controversy surround Mensa, and look back at his own past in contrast to his actions in the present.  Regardless of your opinion on recent events empathy is something the world needs more than ever, and this track is definitely worth taking a listen to.  


Vic Mensa drops 'Diplomatic Immunity' freestyle

Vic Mensa follows the incredible video for 'We Could Be Free' from The Autobiography with a new freestyle entitled 'Diplomatic Immunity'.  The track comes with these words from Vic Mensa: "This is not a diss record." so take a listen for yourselves and see why one of the hottest mc's out there today felt the need to make that clarification.

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"This is not a diss record."

Vic Mensa: 'We Could Be Free'

Vic Mensa unveils his video for the thoughtful track 'We Could Be Free' with Ty Dolla $ign.  With this one Vic Mensa defies some of the conventions of hip hop, and makes this one more in line with the history of protest songs.  Within the lyrics Mensa looks at his own thought processes, as well as those in other people.  He examines where we get the sense of division, and how powerfully it can be countered by the notion of unity.  The clip ends with an emotionally poignant scene, as Vic Mensa stands at the front of a crowd of people who grow to reflect the world as seen by a young person in a work of art.  This piece both symbolically and literally shows both the pain of our world and the great hope that each of us possess.

Bless you Vic Mensa.

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Vic Mensa: 'Wings' ft. Saul Williams & Pharrell

Vic Mensa gives us a great new song from his upcoming album The Autobiography.  The young Chicago native has enlisted Executive Producer No I.D. following his incredible work on Jay-Z's 4:44, and the first single to drop from the record features some very big names.  Earlier this week Mensa teamed with a few Chicago bookstores to help reveal the title, and to establish the foundation of the literary theme of the album.  For 'Wings' he's brought along Saul Williams and Pharrell, and for the rest of the album there's a few more guests like The Dream, SYD, and Pusha T. 

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Rudimental x Ed Sheeran x Big Sean x Vic Mensa: Lay It All On Me

After one of the most exciting, energetic festival shows of the summer at Governors Ball, we heard news that Rudimental's new album was on the way.  'We The Generation' led the way with 'Lay It All On Me' featuring Ed Sheeran.  The combination of irreverence, and unmatched talent led to a huge single, partly based on the variety of styles that the two acts embrace.  Now we've got an even bigger surprise, the house feel has been set aside and the beat resembles classic hip hop, and Sheeran is joined on vocals by Big Sean and Vic Mensa.  This new VIP mix is another step in the great journey of Rudimental, and as usual it's always exciting and unpredictable...