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Vic Mensa Shares His Views on LGBTQ Rights and “Free Love”

It hit close to home for Vic Mensa when a family member revealed to him their queer sexual orientation. Following this confession, the Chicago native made it imperative to stand as an ally for LGBTQ rights. He also recently dropped “Free Love,” featuring Le1f, Halsey, Lil B and Malik Yusef after the tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Such taboo topics were never a point of reference for the…

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Stream Vic Mensa’s ‘There’s Alot Going On’ Mixtape

It seems like Vic Mensa has been everywhere these last couple of years. The Roc Nation-signee released a slew of singles, hopped on tracks with everyone from Asher Roth to Skrillex, and was regular man-about-town within the hip-hop blogosphere. This makes it all the more hard to believe that the Chicago kid hasn’t released an…

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Jay-Z Welcomes Vic Mensa To Roc Nation

For any music fan of his 2013 INNANETAPE, today marks a day to congratulate Vic Mensa as he has been building his musical catalogue from the ground up. After his past collaborations with fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper and recent work with Kanye West, the 21-year-old now has the full support of Jay-Z and…

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Kanye West Holds Surprise Show in London and Performs New Collaboration with Vic Mensa

Kanye West is having an amazing year thus far. After premiering his latest single “All Day,” at the BRIT Awards last week, Yeezus held a surprise show at KOKO in London with special guests Raekwon, Big Sean, Skepta, Cyhi the Prince, and more. Vic Mensa also joined the set as he debuted a new collaborative song with Kanye,…

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Watch Kanye West Perform “Wolves” with Sia & Vic Mensa for SNL 40

After a week long take on appearances, including the first annual Roc City Classic with Kevin Durant and his Fashion Week premiere of his Adidas collection, Kanye West debuted a massive performance for Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special Sunday night. Wearing Marilyn Manson-esque contact lenses, Yeezy opened his set lying on the ground for…

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Kaytranada and Vic Mensa Join Forces Again on “Drive Me Crazy”

The anticipation for Kaytranada‘s debut album on XL Recordings continues to build as the Montreal producer releases “Drive Me Crazy,” the second single from the project featuring Vic Mensa. The two joined forces this past August on “Wimmie Nah” and their latest work shows that the bounce in Vic’s flow is perfectly suited for Kay’s icy synths…

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Audio: Michael Uzowuru, “April 13th” Feat. Vic Mensa & Donnie Trumpet

After debuting a snippet over a year ago, producer Michael Uzowuru enlists Vic Mensa and his former Kids These Days bandmate Donnie Trumpet for his jazz-infused single, “April 13th.” Inspired by Michael and Vic’s first meeting, the track is a mellow number with light rapped vocals over heavy bass, guitar riffs, and instrumental intertwining. Stream…

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Audio: Vic Mensa, “Wimme Nah” (prod. Kayranada)

Following the high of his infectious “Down On My Luck” single, Vic Mensa keeps the momentum alive, returning his latest cut produced by Kaytranada. We don’t get singing on this one, but the Montreal beatsmith provides a bouncy platform for Mensa, as the rapper experiments with a funky alternative flow very much suitable for an…

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Video: Vic Mensa, “Down On My Luck”

During a wild night out, don’t you wish a reset button existed that can stop you from drinking one too many drinks, speed dialing a bae on your roster and other reckless acts of public intoxication? Chicago rapper Vic Mensa brings our dreams into reality in the new visual for his house-inspired summer anthem. Filmed…

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Audio: Vic Mensa “Down On My Luck”

In the wake of the recent passing of dance music icons Frankie Knuckles and DJ Rashad, Windy City rapper Vic Mensa shows his respect to Chicago house music and the sound that’s dominating the UK charts with his latest, “Down On My Luck.” It’s pretty apparent that his recent international tour with UK dance producers…

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Audio: Vic Mensa, “She Loves The Mirror”

Following her Kilo Kish introduction title-track, DJ Kitty Cash enlists Chicago based rapper and occasional vocalist Vic Mensa for the second single from her highly anticipated mixtape, Love The Free. The 20-year-old Save Money member proves that the he is way more than just a rhyme slayer. The genre-bending song gives a taste of what…

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Celebrity Stylist Charlotte Mensah Speaks On Afro Hair, Cultural Appropriation & Her New Product Line

Charlotte Mensah is a Ghanian-born hair stylist who has been working with afro hair for years. She was a lead hairstylist at Ghana Fashion and Design Week, and she won Afro Hairdresser of the Year (twice) at the British Hairdressing Awards. Mensah has been writing about natural hair types since 2005, though at the time her…

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