Vic Mensa, Kehlani & D.R.A.M. Participate In Mannequin Challenge
I'm sure by now most of you are aware of the viral sensation sweeping the country at the moment in the “Mannequin Challenge,” but for those who don’t it’s pretty much a video of people who remain frozen in action while being recorded, preferably backed by Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” record too.
Vic Mensa Performs "16 Shots" On Jimmy Kimmel
On the eve of tomorrow’s big election, Vic Mensa made his way by the Jimmy Kimmel show on Monday night to perform his anti-police brutality anthem "16 Shots,” off his latest EP There’s A lot Going On. Joined by former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker & some back up dancers in police riot gear, Vic opens the performance up by going acapella, before later delivering a powerful & politically-charged performance of his record inspired by the Laquan McDonald case. Check it out above.
Vic Mensa "16 Shots" Video
Vic Mensa has shared a harrowing music video to "16 Shots," a song that appeared on his June EP, There's Alot Going On. "16 Shots" is a protest song in response to the Chicago police killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The title refers to the number of times McDonald was shot. Mensa presented the new video during the Justice for Laquan Rally! in Chicago's Millennium Park tonight, and he has now made it available for streaming, exclusively via TIDAL.
Vic Mensa Debuts New Song "Stoner" Live In Seattle
Coming off the release of his politically-charged EP There’s A Lot On Going On, Vic Mensa is already eyeing new music for the fans. During his performance at the 2016 Zumiez Best Foot Forward Finals in Seattle, Washington recently, the Chicago rapper decided to debut a never-before-heard record called “Stoner”.
Vic Mensa Talks Relationship With Chance The Rapper, XXL Freshman, Police Brutality & More With Bootleg Kev
Save Money’s Vic Mensa recently sat down with 92.3’s Bootleg Kev backstage at a show last week & chopped it up for an in-depth interview.
Towkio Feat. Joey Purp "Playin Fair" Video
Towkio Feat. Joey Purp
Chicago Savemoney crewmates Towkio and Joey Purp have shared the video to their June collab "Playin Fair," which ended up on Towkio's Community Service 2 EP, released the next month. The new video also stars another Savemoney leader in Vic Mensa. This Chicago team has got quite a lineup.
Vic Mensa Debuts New Music At Lollapalooza
Even though Traffic might be scratched from his roll out plans, Vic Mensa still has a new album on the way for fans. And during this weekend’s Lollapalooza event in his hometown of Chicago, Vic decided to use that platform to debut a couple new songs presumably off the album.
Kanye West Feat. Vic Mensa & Sia "Wolves" Video
Kanye West Feat. Vic Mensa & Sia
After breaking the internet with his controversial clip for "Famous," Kanye West has returned with another video for The Life Of Pablo's "Wolves." The video features the most recent version of the song, including guest appearances from Vic Mensa and Sia, who both appear in the video, as does Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian. In collaboration with Balmain, the black-and-white Steven Klein-directed video also features an assortment of models doing something of a runway show. Other notable appearances in the video include Alessandra Ambrosio, Kylie Jenner, Cindy Crawford, and more.
Joey Purp & Vic Mensa Freestyle On Sway In The Morning
Joey Purp & Vic Mensa
Joey Purp and Vic Mensa are currently performing shows together, and they recently did two nights back-to-back in NYC. While they were in the city, the Save Money-affiliated rappers took a trip to Sway in the Morning, where they blessed Sway with the mandatory #bars.
Vic Mensa Spits A Freestyle For DJ Semtex's BBC Radio
While overseas in London this week, Save Money’s own Vic Mensa decided to stop DJ Semtex’s BBC Radio 1Xtra Show and bless the listeners to an exclusive on-air freestyle. Going off top, Vic flexes his lyrical muscles and delivers a socially-conscious freestyle addressing everything from police brutality, KKK, Black Panthers, guns, being a black male, Justin Timberlake, the media, & a whole lot more.
Vic Mensa Appears On "The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore" To Discuss Justin Timberlake's Tweets
Vic Mensa has been stepping up his activism of late. Last night continued that trend, as the Chicago rapper appeared on “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” as a spokesperson for Respect My Vote. He joined in on a conversation about Jesse Williams’ incredibly moving speech at the 2016 BET Awards, specifically Justin Timberlake’s much-maligned tweets about the speech.
Vic Mensa's "5 Fingers Of Death" Freestyle On Sway In The Morning
Vic Mensa has been popping up in these hip-hop blog (e) streets quite frequently the past couple of weeks, whether it's concerning his new project There's A Lot Going On or some supposed/possible beef with Chance The Rapper (
Vic Mensa Sends Shots On LA Leakers Freestyle
Vic Mensa has been making waves this past week after “blocking” out Chance the Rapper in a photo which he posted on Instagram alongside Hov & Beyonce while at the 40/40 Club celebrating his Jordan year birthday.
Young Chop Feat. Vic Mensa & King 100 James "Around My Way" Video
Young Chop Feat. Vic Mensa & King 100 James
Chicago production kingpin Young Chop just dropped off his new King Chop album, on which he intends to purvey his RAP skills to the world. To celebrate, Chop has now shared the video to the album's lead single, "Around My Way," which was released in October. Both of the track's other collaborators, Vic Mensa and Chop Squad Records' King 100 James, show up in the new video.
Vic Mensa "There's Alot Going On" Video
Following the release of his new project on all major streaming platforms Friday, Vic Mensa hits us with the official music video for the project's title track this afternoon. "There's Alot Going On" finds Vic venting about all the shit he's experienced these days (from drugs to label meetings and beyond)-- mixing a rock-esque hook with verses filled with #bars.
Vic Mensa On The Breakfast Club
After releasing a new project on Friday, Vic Mensa gives it a second push with a new sit-down with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club early this morning. The rapper's been making the rounds, as this interview follows up his conversation with Hot 97.
Vic Mensa Freestyles Over "Drug Dealers Anonymous"
Vic Mensa just shared his debut for Roc Nation, There's A Lot Going On, of Friday, and he stopped by Ebro In The Morning to promote the project, dropping a pretty ruthless freestyle in the process. Given Pusha T and Jay Z's "Drug Dealers Anonymous" beat, Vic gave HOT 97 some politically-charged bars, as well as some incredible punchlines around the Based God's curse. Vic's new EP is the precursor to his upcoming debut album, Traffic, which is expected to impact later this year.
Vic Mensa & Skrillex "No Chill" Video
Vic Mensa & Skrillex
Vic Mensa and Skrillex premiered their new music video for the banger "No Chill" on Apple Music early this morning. The visual, which was shot by Colin Tilley, gives us a look into the "under world of Tokyo," as narrated by a young Japanese girl. Vic and Skrillex take us to several iconic spots around Tokyo, including Rockaholic Music Bar, 354 Club, Shibuya Street, Robot Restaurant, Alcatraz E.R., and more. Everything is filled with vibrant colors and the result is a chaotic feel, led by Vic's own wildin'. Watch above.
Vic Mensa Imagines Himself As A Superhero
Vic Mensa is the latest guest on Mass Appeal's "Super..." series. Earlier this year, we learned that Kendrick Lamar would name himself "Hard Body" and that his superpower would be "straight love." Mensa's character isn't quite as altruistic, as he says the main superpower of "Light Bright" would be to shine extremely brightly. He then throws invisibility and teleportation into the mix.
Vic Mensa "Down To Start A Riot" Documentary
After sharing the trailer yesterday, The FADER shares new Vic Mensa mini-doc Down to Start a Riot in its entirety. The doc follows Mensa as he walks through the Hyde Park section of Chicago, chills with the Save Money crew, and spits an a capella verse on a deserted subway platform. It also features interviews from such Mensa associates as Joey Purp and Towkio. "He really did what he always knew he was going to do," said his childhood friend Steven Ponce. "Like, damn, this guy is really about to change his life."