Vic Mensa - "Major Payne"

Major Payne was a 1995 Damon Wayans vehicle directed by The Last Starfighter auteur and Escape From New York screenwriter Nick Castle. Michael Ironside was in it. I don’t really remember anything about it, but it sure does get namechecked by rappers a lot. It’s now the namesake for an extremely horny new synth-rap track from the young Chicago rapper Vic Mensa. Mensa started out as a Chance The Rapper collaborator, and something of a soundalike, but on recent tracks like “Down On My Luck” and “Feel That,” he’s been playing around with dance-music textures, and it’s an intriguing progression, one that says good things about his future. Listen to “Major Payne” below.

Download Mensa’s 2013 mixtape Innanetape here.

Comments (3)
  1. “I’m the shit with no laxative”

  2. Unpleasantly surprised by this after the effervescent perfection of “Down on my Luck” because these lyrics are repellant.

  3. I’m tired of seeing everyone discout Vic as a “chance soundalike and collaborator”. The dudes came up making music together, of course they sounds alike. Chance just caught the light first. Music journalism yeesh…

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