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."
Vic Mensa "Down To Start A Riot" Documentary (Trailer)
Chicago’s Vic Mensa recently linked up with Fader to shoot an upcoming documentary called “Down To Start A Riot.” Spending a full week in the windy city, Fader decided to learn the path Vic had to take in order to get to where he is today, with first-hand commentary from his SAVEMONEY homies and those who saw it all go down. While we wait for the full documentary to arrive on Thursday, September 17, check out the brief trailer for it above. Shit looks pretty dope.
Vic Mensa Performs "No Chill" & "U Mad" At Pitchfork Festival
By now we've all heard Vic Mensa's recent banger "No Chill," in which Skrillex proves once and for all that his production abilities are not limited to dubstep and EDM. Between "No Chill" and "U Mad," Mensa is rapidly shaping a distinct sound for himself that departs from the more soul-based production he utilized on breakout mixtape Innanetape.
Vic Mensa Talks Drake’s Songwriting Scandal & More On Ebro In The Morning
While out in NYC this week, Vic Mensa decided to take time out of his busy schedule to make his way by the Hot 97 studios and chop it up with the gang from Ebro in The Morning. During their 13 minute chat, the Chicago rapper talks about the upcoming “Chiraq” film, his thoughts on the Sandra Bland incident, wrestling, and the scandal surrounding ghostwriting and Drake, which he says is “petty”. “I think Drake is enormously talented and not just a rapper…he’s a franchise.” - Vic
Vic Mensa Covers Future's "Codeine Crazy" At Pitchfork Music Festival
Pitchfork Music Festival is happening this weekend, and being based in Chicago, it's hosted a good number of local rap acts. Chance will be closing the 3-day fest tonight, but there were also appearances from bop sensations Sicko Mobb during Future Brown's performance, as well as a full set from Vic Mensa.
Vic Mensa Performs "No Chill" On Revolt TV
Vic Mensa stopped by Revolt TV recently to perform Skrillex-produced uberbanger "No Chill" off his forthcoming major label debut album Traffic. Mensa debuted the track at a show in L.A. last week, and this time around got a live band to assist him. Still waiting on that studio version -- if you thought he turned it up to 11 with "U Mad," wait until the "No Chill" CDQ drops.
Vic Mensa Freestyles Over Classic Ice Cube Instrumentals
Ever since he got the nod from Kanye West, Vic Mensa has been steadily accumulating hype. On top of releasing his Kanye West-assisted single, "U Mad," the Chicago rapper has been making sure to do radio freestyle son a pretty regular basis, and his most recent stop at Power 106 was yet another impressive showing.
Vic Mensa Debuts "No Chill" Feat. Skrillex And "3 AM" In L.A.
Vic Mensa debuted a pair of new tracks during his performance at Echoplex in L.A. Thursday night. The first was "No Chill," which incorporates Allen Iverson's "practice" speech into its hook. Skrillex apparently handled the production and goddamn if the man's 808 game isn't on point. The song's enormous sound is immediately apparent even through this fan's grainy smartphone footage. "No Chill" song has all the trappings of a single, and based on this video it would be a big surprise if it doesn't end up on Traffic.
Vic Mensa Feat. Kanye West "U Mad" Video
Vic Mensa Feat. Kanye West
Vic Mensa got arguably the biggest look of his career to date when Kanye West produced and rapped on his latest track, "U Mad," back in March. It'll be the first single on Mensa's upcoming album Traffic, and today, it gets a video.
Vic Mensa Performs "U Mad" On Hip Hop Nation
Vic Mensa received the co-sign of all co-signs when Kanye West brought him out to perform their duet, "Wolves" on SNL, and since them the rapper has continued on a higher platform, releasing his triumphant banger, "U Mad," last month, which also received a little help from Mr. West.