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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

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

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – “Freedom Is A Word” (Feat. Vic Mensa)

Earlier this year, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, the New Orleans jazz trumpeter, released all three albums in the series that he's called The Centennial Trilogy.
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2017 - 9:53 am

Watch Vic Mensa Play Colbert With A String Section

This past summer, the Chicago rapper Vic Mensa released The Autobiography, his thoughtful and ambitious official full-length debut. And last night, Mensa was a musical…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2017 - 8:00 am

Watch Vic Mensa Cover Radiohead’s “Karma Police” On BBC Radio 1

Vic Mensa showed off his surprisingly good singing voice on songs like "Coffee & Cigarettes" off of his recent debut album The Autobiography, and he…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2017 - 10:28 pm

Vic Mensa – “Rollin’ Like A Stoner” Video

Chicago rapper Vic Mensa released his impressive, long-awaited debut album The Autobiography earlier this year, and now he's followed up his stressful and excellent "Rage"
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2017 - 11:38 am
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