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Are Shinedown America’s Most Popular Rock Band?

Filter bubbles are real. Particularly in the social media era, we are all trapped inside a likeminded feedback loop of our own making. I think…
Chris DeVille | June 29, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Lists

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a…
Stereogum | December 10, 2019 - 11:00 am

Sounding Board

Suicide, Mental Illness, & Music 25 Years After Kurt Cobain’s Death

Shortly after the 2017 suicides of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, the air was thick with talk of clinical depression, artists and…
Christopher R. Weingarten | May 2, 2019 - 12:34 pm

More Vic Mensa stories

Lists

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a…
Stereogum | December 10, 2019 - 11:00 am

Freddie Gibbs Supports Jay-Z’s NFL Deal, Says “Fuck Colin Kaepernick”

Jay-Z's Roc Nation signed a deal last week to advise the NFL on its live music productions and social justice issues. This was immediately contentious,…
Chris DeVille | August 19, 2019 - 11:58 am

Hear Vic Mensa’s 93PUNX Cover The Cranberries’ “Zombie”

Last month, Vic Mensa released his latest EP, Hooligans. Now, he's back with a new project, a punk-inspired band called 93PUNX. Today, on the anniversary…
Julia Gray | January 15, 2019 - 7:27 pm

Vic Mensa – “Dark Things” Video

Back in October, Vic Mensa came under fire for calling out supporters of XXXTentacion during his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher. The rapper quickly responded…
Julia Gray | November 21, 2018 - 12:13 pm

Vic Mensa – “Empathy”

Vic Mensa has been at the center of some controversy lately. In his BET Hip Hop Awards cypher, which taped last week and aired last…
Peter Helman | October 17, 2018 - 4:36 pm

Watch Erykah Badu, BlocBoy JB, An Anti-XXXTentacion Vic Mensa, And More Rap In BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers

Last night, BET aired its annual Hip-Hop Awards. The show featured performances from big names like Cardi B, YG, A$AP Rocky, Lil Pump, and Gucci…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2018 - 10:19 am

Vic Mensa’s XXXTentacion Diss Censored At 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards

Vic Mensa’s much-discussed XXXTentacion diss aired during tonight’s broadcast of the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, but the slain artist’s name was curiously absent. Mensa…
Tosten Burks / Spin | October 16, 2018 - 11:23 pm

Vic Mensa Calls Out XXXTentacion Supporters, Rap’s Embrace Of Abusers

One of the shittiest things about rap music lately has been the genre's willingness to embrace artists who have been accused or convicted of abusing…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2018 - 10:17 am

Vic Mensa – “Metaphysical”

No word yet on a follow-up to 2017’s The Autobiography, but last week Vic Mensa wrote a Rolling Stone op-ed advocating for gun control. Today,…
Gil Green | July 27, 2018 - 9:10 am

Hear 2 Tracks From Tom Morello’s New Solo Album Feat. Killer Mike, Big Boi, RZA, & More

Tom Morello has announced that he'll release a new solo album, The Atlas Underground, in October. It features guest appearances from the likes of Killer…
James Rettig | July 26, 2018 - 1:52 pm

Vic Mensa Calls For Assault Rifle Ban In New Op-Ed

Vic Mensa is both a gun owner and an outspoken advocate for gun control. The Chicago rapper performed at the March For Our Lives rally
Peter Helman | July 18, 2018 - 2:17 pm

March For Our Lives: Ariana Grande Sings In DC, Paul McCartney Remembers John Lennon In NYC

Thousands of gun violence protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. today for the March For Our Lives' Rally. The brave survivors of last…
Julia Gray | March 24, 2018 - 3:11 pm
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