Vic Mensa News

Flume's New Album "Skin" Will Feature Raekwon, Allan Kingdom & More
Flume's New Album "Skin" Will Feature Raekwon, Allan Kingdom & More Apr 21, 2016 at 12:15pm
Earlier this year, we got a taste of what’s to come on Flume’s upcoming album with the dope “Smoke & Retribution” featuring Vic Mensa & Kučka. Flume seems ready to stretch his sound out by collaborating with new people, and his recently revealed tracklist shows confirms this.
Vic Mensa Lists Features & Producers On Debut Album "Traffic"
Vic Mensa Lists Features & Producers On Debut Album "Traffic" Apr 9, 2016 at 11:13pm
Vic Mensa's debut album, Traffic, has been a long time coming. In fact, it's been over two and half years since his first and only official project, INNANETAPE. Still, Vic seems to be in good hands with Roc Nation, to which he signed a year ago, as most everything he drops is well-received by his extensive and loyal fanbase. 
Lollapalooza Reveals Line-Up
Lollapalooza Reveals Line-Up Mar 23, 2016 at 10:19am
The festival line-ups keep rolling in, and every line-up seems better than the next (or, they're all just really dope line-ups). Today's line-up revelation comes from the annual Chicago festival Lollapalooza, with a mix of indie-rock and hip-hop headliners. 
Check Out Artwork & Tracklist For Kaytranada’s “99.9%”
Check Out Artwork & Tracklist For Kaytranada’s “99.9%” Mar 18, 2016 at 10:24am
After premiering “Bus Ride” feat. Karriem Riggins & River Tiber on BBC 1 Radio, Kaytranada has unveiled the full tracklist and album artwork for his upcoming album 99.9%. He definitely wasn’t lying when he had some dope features.
Kanye West Updates “Wolves” Featuring Vic Mensa & Sia
Kanye West Updates “Wolves” Featuring Vic Mensa & Sia Mar 15, 2016 at 11:29pm
Staying true to his word, Kanye West just released a new updated version of “Wolves” tonight on TIDAL featuring Vic Mensa & Sia, who were on the original version we first heard at the Yeezy 2 fashion show.
Kanye Is Fixing "Wolves" Tonight
Kanye Is Fixing "Wolves" Tonight Mar 15, 2016 at 07:23pm
"Ima fix wolves," tweeted Kanye West shortly after his new album, The Life of Pablo, became available on TIDAL. Almost a month later, fans can now prepare to hear those fixins.  Fixing Wolves 2day... Worked on it for 3 weeks. Life Of Pablo is a living breathing changing creative expression. #contemporaryart
J Cole, Future, Young Thug, & More To Perform At 2016 Wireless Festival
J Cole, Future, Young Thug, & More To Perform At 2016 Wireless Festival Mar 9, 2016 at 12:04pm
Festival season is approaching. Last night, Wireless Festival became the latest to announce their 2016 lineup... this one may the most hip hop-heavy yet. Here are the hip hop acts that will perform at 2016 Wireless Festival: J. Cole, Future, Bryson Tiller, A$AP Ferg, Young Thug, Jeremih, Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, Miguel, Vic Mensa, Anderson .Paak, Yelawolf, and Skepta's Boy Better Know crew. BANG BANG.
Vic Mensa Debuts New Song "16 Shots" About Laquan McDonald
Vic Mensa Debuts New Song "16 Shots" About Laquan McDonald Feb 29, 2016 at 02:36pm
Last October, Vic Mensa marched in protest against the Chicago PD after they release footage of a police officer gunning down LaQuan McDonald. During Mensa's performance at a #JusticeForFlint event last night, he debuted a new song called "16 Shots," in reference to the number of bullets that struck McDonald.
Original Recording Of Kanye West's "Wolves" Surfaces Online
Original Recording Of Kanye West's "Wolves" Surfaces Online Feb 17, 2016 at 01:36pm
A year ago, Kanye West performed "Wolves" on Saturday Night Live alongside Vic Mensa and Sia. The track was immediately sought after, and, amazingly, the collaboration, produced by Cashmere Cat and Sinjin Hawke, among others, never made it online in any sort of official quality. 
Travis Scott, Vic Mensa, Makonnen To Be Featured In New Alexander Wang Campaign
Travis Scott, Vic Mensa, Makonnen To Be Featured In New Alexander Wang Campaign Feb 8, 2016 at 02:57pm
The rap and fashion worlds seem to intersecting more than ever these days, and that trend continues with the announcement of Alexander Wang's upcoming campaign. Creating an Instagram for the "WANGSQUAD," the brand announced a collection of 21 figures who would be contributing to the Wang image. Posted through individual Polaroid shots, Travis Scott, iLoveMakonnen, and Vic Mensa were among the group, as well as fellow artists like Alice Glass and Baauer. All of them impeccably dressed, as usual.
Kanye West Shares "SWISH" Tracklist, Calls It "The Best Album Of All Time"
Kanye West Shares "SWISH" Tracklist, Calls It "The Best Album Of All Time" Jan 25, 2016 at 12:33am
Not a peep was to be heard out of the West/Kardashian/Jenner camp this past Friday, as he (once more) failed on his promise to keep up with the weekly GOOD Friday releases. Last Monday morning, however, Kanye dropped the full version of "No Parties in LA," featuring Kendrick Lamar. Tonight (Jan.
Breakout Artists Of 2015
Breakout Artists Of 2015 Dec 11, 2015 at 10:55am
Before we get to sharing the bulk of our "best of" lists with you this year, it's time to highlight 2015's biggest surprises and success stories. The fifteen artists we've chosen for our breakout list seem even more diverse than those on last year's list, with different genres, voices, opinions, and even countries being represented here. Some have popped up on our radars in the past few months, others have been grinding for years before getting their big break.
Vic Mensa Joins Chicago Protests Following Police Killing Of Laquan McDonald
Vic Mensa Joins Chicago Protests Following Police Killing Of Laquan McDonald Nov 25, 2015 at 12:46am
In case you missed it, Chicago officials released footage on Tuesday afternoon of a white police officer fatally shooting a 17-year old black male, Laquan McDonald, back in October of 2014. Soon after the footage had surfaced, protestors took to the streets of Chicago demanding justice for Laquan's family, and one person in particular who partook in the righteous action was hometown rapper, Vic Mensa.
Stream Young Chop's "Finally Rich Too" With Vic Mensa, Johnny May Cash & More
Stream Young Chop's "Finally Rich Too" With Vic Mensa, Johnny May Cash & More Nov 14, 2015 at 12:48pm
2012's Finally Rich may have been credited solely to Chief Keef, but you can't talk about the album without mentioning Young Chop. The producer behind Keef's breakout hits "Don't Like" and "Love Sosa" was an integral part of the rapper's jarring sound encapsulated on the project. While Keef has since continued into a more insular world, Chop has built a collective of producers and rappers with ChopSquad. Today, he's decided to provide a spiritual successor to Keef's debut with his current roster of artists, putting together Finally Rich Too.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 9)
Staff Picks Playlist (October 9) Oct 9, 2015 at 05:24pm
It's that time of the week again. The weather might be crap, but work's over, school's out, and that should be enough to get your mind in the right place. If not, then we've got your musical medication, which will, no doubt, pair nicely with whatever other treats, medical-grade or otherwise, you've got on deck. 
Young Chop Calls Out Kanye West For Using Chicago Artists
Young Chop Calls Out Kanye West For Using Chicago Artists Oct 8, 2015 at 07:46pm
Earlier today, Young Chop, the 21-year-old Chicago producer, inseparable from the come-ups of young artists like Chief Keef and Lil Reese, posted a series of Instagram videos, in which he called out an unnamed establishment of older Chicago industry folks who have a penchant for taking advantage of Chicago's young talent. He then specifically called out Kanye West, claiming that he is guilty of using Chicago artists for his own selfish reasons.
Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Travi$ Scott & More Performing At Summer Ends Festival
Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Travi$ Scott & More Performing At Summer Ends Festival Aug 10, 2015 at 05:35pm
Summer Ends Festival seems to have hit it big this year. The festival goes down in Tempe, Arizona from September 24th until September 27th. This year's line-up includes headliner Kanye West, as well as performances from Travi$ Scott, Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Kaytranada, Vic Mensa and G-Eazy scattered through out the four days.  However if you're looking for a rap-themed day, you should hit up the Sunday, as that's when you'll catch Kanye, Travi$, Vic and producer Kaytranada.
Vic Mensa Says Kanye West Is "Carrying The Spirit Of Rock & Roll"
Vic Mensa Says Kanye West Is "Carrying The Spirit Of Rock & Roll" Aug 7, 2015 at 11:29am
Vic Mensa has earned some very important co-signs over short time, as well as landing himself a deal with Roc Nation, but according to the rapper, he wasn't seeking out any of it. In a new interview with the Guardian, Vic reveals that his outlook on his music has always been independent-minded, before commenting on the fakeness of rapper's jewelry, and Oasis' disapproval for Kanye Wests's headlining set at Glastonbury. Mensa believes Kanye's Yeezus carried the spirit of Rock & Roll in some ways.