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Kanye West Premieres New Song "Wolves" Featuring Vic Mensa & Sia [Update: Listen To Higher Quality Version]
Kanye West Premieres New Song "Wolves" Featuring Vic Mensa & Sia [Update: Listen To Higher Quality Version] Feb 12, 2015 at 09:19pm
Right now in Brooklyn, Kanye West is hosting a fashion show for his new "Yeezy Boost" shoe, but attendees are getting much more than a runway show. Ye just played "Wolves", a new song featuring Vic Mensa and Sia, and said it'll be the first song on his new album. Text appeared on screens that informed people of the featured artists and placement on the tracklist. Check that out below, as well as a snippet snagged by someone in attendance.
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.
Vic Mensa Blatantly Obscures Chance The Rapper's Face From Group Pic With Jay Z & Beyonce
Vic Mensa Blatantly Obscures Chance The Rapper's Face From Group Pic With Jay Z & Beyonce Jun 9, 2016 at 06:36pm
Lately, Jay Z and Beyonce have been infatuated with two of Chicago's brightest young stars, both thought to be part of the same SaveMoney crew. Jay Z signed Vic Mensa to Roc Nation over a year ago, and it's unclear if Hov is interested in any business dealings with Chance the Rapper, but the Coloring Book emcee has posted a few recent pictures of himself kicking back with hip-hop's royal couple. 
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.
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. 
10 Essential Chance The Rapper Tracks
10 Essential Chance The Rapper Tracks Mar 14, 2015 at 02:33pm
Chancelor Bennett is only 21 years old, but most of us know him as Chance The Rapper. It's through this moniker that he's brought his artistry to the world over the past few years.
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.
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. 
Vic Mensa Responds To Oasis Singer Liam Gallagher's Kanye West Insults
Vic Mensa Responds To Oasis Singer Liam Gallagher's Kanye West Insults Feb 28, 2015 at 10:14am
Kanye West recently debuted his latest single "All Day" at the 2015 Brit Awards in London. Most of the audience, including Taylor Swift, appeared to be blown away by the performance, which featured flamethrowers and a posse of about 100 people dressed in all black. Part of that group was Vic Mensa, who recently featured on "Wolves," Kanye's latest single before "All Day."
Police Accuse Vic Mensa Of Stealing After Spending $4,000 At Department Store
Police Accuse Vic Mensa Of Stealing After Spending $4,000 At Department Store Aug 5, 2016 at 04:46pm
Vic Mensa, a rapper whose recent music has dealt with police injustice (and brutality) against black men, claims that cops pulled him and his friends over and accused them of stealing from Barneys, after they had apparently spent $4,000 at the high-end department store. After police eventually let them go, Mensa went on his Snapchat to vent about the incident.  He speaks to the camera and then points it at a police officer, saying, "I'm tired of dealing with these motherfuckers." 
J Cole, Future, Young Thug, & More To Perform At 2016 Wireless Festival
J Cole, Future, Young Thug, & More To Perform At 2016 Wireless Festival Mar 9, 2016 at 12:04pm
Festival season is approaching. Last night, Wireless Festival became the latest to announce their 2016 lineup... this one may the most hip hop-heavy yet. Here are the hip hop acts that will perform at 2016 Wireless Festival: J. Cole, Future, Bryson Tiller, A$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.
Artists React To Mass Shooting In Orlando
Artists React To Mass Shooting In Orlando Jun 12, 2016 at 02:51pm
Saturday night, an attack on attendees of gay nightclub Pulse Orlando left 50 dead and 53 injured. The world is still in shock over the news, but many have spent their Sunday in collective mourning over the shooting. Many working in music have also shared thoughts about the Orlando tragedy, mostly sending prayers to the city and those who lost loved ones. Solange shared some words in support of the LGBTQ community, writing, "A celebration of pride, identity, love & life, now ends w hate & horrible horrible tragedy. This world man. My heart goes out...
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.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of June 2016
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of June 2016 Jul 1, 2016 at 03:24pm
ICYMI: HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The 40-track playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all supa-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify (e.g. those recent ScHoolboy Q releases). Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
10 Essential Vic Mensa Tracks
10 Essential Vic Mensa Tracks Oct 26, 2014 at 04:08pm
Vic Mensa is barely old enough to drink, but that hasn't stopped this 21-year-old MC from livin' the life. After touring with Disclosure earlier this year, Mensa's popularity has been on the steady rise. The Chicago-bred MC has a friendship with Chance The Rapper, and the two frequently collaborate on stage and on tracks. Jams like "Suitcase" and "Tweakin'" have seen the two spit back and forth over some impressive beats.
Crew Love: Save Money
Crew Love: Save Money Jun 23, 2014 at 05:00pm
The Save Money crew is still pretty young to the rap game, but if the successes of members Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa are any indicator (both MCs have appeared on the new XXL Freshmen 2014 cover) it won’t take long for them to become a household name.
Vic Mensa's "There's Alot Going On" (Review)
Vic Mensa's "There's Alot Going On" (Review) Jun 9, 2016 at 03:53pm
It's pretty strange to think that Vic Mensa's new EP, There's Alot Going On, is his first project in three years. Since 2013, when he broke into public consciousness, first with an appearance on Chance The Rapper's "Cocoa Butter Kisses," then with his own Innanetape, Vic's status has continued to rise at a rate uncommon for a guy with one tape and a few loosies to his name.