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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Vic Mensa The Autobiography

When Vic Mensa bounded onstage in Chicago last week, he was a rock star. Maybe this is a Chicago-specific thing. When I saw Mensa open…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2017 - 11:26 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In the early '00s, Chester Bennington looked like the future. In Linkin Park videos, he'd gaze out over vast CGI landscapes, squinting his eyes, trying…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 11:31 am

The Week In Pop

Can WizKid Conquer The US Pop Landscape He Helped Create?

For the last few years American pop has been sounding increasingly African. As early as 2014, when The Fader broke down "pop music's Nigerian future,"
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm

More Vic Mensa stories

Watch Chance The Rapper Bring Out Vic Mensa And Francis & The Lights At Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is held in Chicago, which, as we all know, is Chance The Rapper's domain. And yesterday, he held court at Grant Park, delivering a…
Peter Helman | August 6, 2017 - 11:55 am

Watch Vic Mensa’s Monstrous Freestyle Over Kendrick Lamar’s “HiiPower”

We don't post a whole lot of radio-show freestyles here, but sometimes radio-show freestyles are special. Last year, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa released his impressive…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2017 - 12:56 pm

Vic Mensa Says R. Kelly “Needs To Be Locked Away Forever”

Vic Mensa lost a bunch of lucrative opening gigs when Justin Bieber cancelled the remainder of his Purpose tour last week, but he’s not holding…
Anna Gaca / Spin | July 30, 2017 - 2:52 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In the early '00s, Chester Bennington looked like the future. In Linkin Park videos, he'd gaze out over vast CGI landscapes, squinting his eyes, trying…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 11:31 am

Stream Vic Mensa The Autobiography

The young Chicago rapper Vic Mensa has built himself a name ever since releasing his impressive 2013 mixtape Innanetape. He's released a few bangers and…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2017 - 9:41 am

Vic Mensa – “Rage” Video

Vic Mensa has shared an intense new video for his single "Rage." The clip is a nuanced depiction of Mensa's struggles with addiction and mental…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 17, 2017 - 1:54 pm

Sounding Board

Joey Purp And Jamila Woods Show How Deep Chicago Rolls At Pitchfork Fest

"We still alive, Chicago?" Joey Purp came back to that refrain over and over again throughout his set Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival's Blue Stage.
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2017 - 12:35 pm

Vic Mensa Takes Plea Deal, 2 Years Probation On Gun Charge

Chicago rapper Vic Mensa is dodging jail time for a gun charge. Mensa reportedly took a plea deal in a concealed weapon case, and now…
Tatiana Cirisano / Billboard | July 17, 2017 - 11:06 am

Vic Mensa – “Wings” (Feat. Pharrell Williams & Saul Williams)

Last month, Vic Mensa released The Manuscript, a four-track EP that was meant to serve as a teaser for his long-in-the-works debut album. Earlier this…
James Rettig | July 14, 2017 - 12:01 am

Vic Mensa – “OMG” Video (Feat. Pusha T & Carl From Shameless)

Earlier this month, Vic Mensa released his The Manuscript EP, and today he's shared a video for the Pusha T-featuring track "OMG." In the vid,…
James Rettig | June 29, 2017 - 11:44 am

Stream Vic Mensa The Manuscript EP

Vic Mensa has just released a new EP called The Manuscript, the follow-up to last year's There's A Lot Going On EP. There's still no…
James Rettig | June 8, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Vic Mensa & Lil Durk Discuss Social Issues In Chicago For CNN’s United Shades Of America

Chicago natives Vic Mensa and Lil Durk shed light on their hometown on CNN's United Shades Of America on Sunday night. Joined by…
Carl Lamarre / Billboard | May 8, 2017 - 5:43 pm

Vic Mensa Arrested For Gun Possession Due To Improper Permit

Vic Mensa can't catch a break in Beverly Hills. Last year, the BHPD detained the Chicago rapper over suspicion of theft, an incident that resulted…
Pranav Trewn | March 7, 2017 - 5:23 pm
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