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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

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

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
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