Vic Mensa

Detroit’s Populux Temporarily Closed Following Uproar Over Racist Tweets

Detroit venue Populux has temporarily closed, saying it will investigate racist tweets that caused an uproar on social media and prompted artists to cancel their shows. The club will be closed…
Anna Gaca / July 9, 2016

Vic Mensa’s ‘There’s Alot Going on’ EP Is Your Latest Surprise Release

When Vic Mensa tweeted a provocative political statement of an mixtape cover earlier this week, a lot of people assumed his new project was coming soon.
Brian Josephs / June 3, 2016

Vic Mensa Makes Moves Toward the Throne on ‘Married to the King Freestyle’

Vic Mensa dedicated some of his Lollapalooza appearance to a brief rave-up soundtracked by Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and by the looks of things…
Colin Joyce / October 26, 2015

Vic Mensa Joins Young Chop for Shuddering ‘Around My Way’ Single

Vic Mensa has paired with fellow Chicagoan Young Chop on a booming new single called "Around My Way." As Fake Shore Drive points out the…
Colin Joyce / October 6, 2015

Vic Mensa Shares Low-Key Friday Jam ‘All That Shines’

The Weeknd, who? Kanye West protegé-turned-collaborator — and maybe future threat for the throne — Vic Mensa dropped a new track on Friday. Featuring production from a dream…
Harley Brown / August 22, 2015

Vic Mensa Drops New Track ‘I Been’

Chicago rapper Vic Mensa has indeed been busy lately, dropping new freestyles and covers to his SoundCloud, while collaborating with Skrillex and losing his mind…
Andrew Unterberger / August 15, 2015

Watch A$AP Rocky and Vic Mensa Lose It to ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at Lollapalooza

A$AP Rocky took on a pretty significant evening slot at Lollapalooza on Sunday night, and if silky tracks from At.Long.Last.A$AP weren't enough to win over…
Colin Joyce / August 3, 2015

Skrillex and Vic Mensa Unleash Hell on Their New Single, ‘No Chill’

Vic Mensa and Skrillex just premiered their new single (with Jahlil Beats) called "No Chill" via Zane Lowe on Beats 1. It's not the first…
Brennan Carley / July 17, 2015

Vic Mensa and Kanye West Get (Red) Lit in ‘U Mad’ Video

Club — or at least warehouse rave/psychiatric ward — goin' up on a Tuesday for Kanye West and Vic Mensa. The two rappers have released…
Harley Brown / June 9, 2015

Leather Corduroys Team Up With Vic Mensa for Shouty New Track ‘Have U Eva’

Leather Corduroys, the duo named after what sounds like a truly awful article of theoretical clothing, just joined forces with Vic Mensa for a fiery new…
James Grebey / May 14, 2015

Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, and Vic Mensa Perform for Chicago High School Students

Chicago native Chance the Rapper sponsors a series of open mike nights for city high school students, and on Monday he was joined by two very…
James Grebey / May 12, 2015

Vic Mensa Celebrates Roc Nation Signing With Blistering ‘Commas’ Freestyle

The same day he announced that he'd been signed to Jay Z's Roc Nation, Chi-town firestarter Vic Mensa hit up a Los Angeles radio station…
Brennan Carley / April 23, 2015

Hear Kanye West and Vic Mensa’s Full, Fiery New ‘U Mad’

In what has to be ultimate baller move, Vic Mensa just dropped his full new Kanye West collaboration — the booming, incendiary, hilarious "U Mad," which he…
Brennan Carley / April 10, 2015

Hear a Preview of Kendrick Lamar’s Remix of Kanye’s ‘All Day’

Last night, an all-too-brief snippet of what seems to be a Kendrick Lamar remix of Kanye West's "All Day" hit the web, suggesting a complete version…
Brennan Carley / April 7, 2015

Kanye West Debuts ‘U Mad’ at Last-Minute London Show With Vic Mensa

Kanye West's on something of a roll this week. After dropping the mastered version of "All Day" — which features Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, and…
Brennan Carley / March 4, 2015

‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special: Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, and More Guest

This season of Saturday Night Live marks the legendary sketch comedy show's 40th anniversary and Sunday was finally the date to celebrate. In addition to…
Colin Joyce / February 16, 2015

See Vic Mensa Tear Up White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’ at Lollapalooza

Over the last few weeks, Jack White has shown plenty of love to other artists. He complimented Julian Casablancas' fashion sense at New York City's…
Kyle McGovern / August 8, 2014

Hear Vic Mensa Shout Out Damon Wayans, Threesomes on ‘Major Payne’

Longtime fans of Vic Mensa might have been surprised when he set his rhyming skills to Disclosure's "When a Fire Starts to Burn," and they'll…
Dan Reilly / June 26, 2014

See Damon Albarn Play ‘Song 2′ Solo for the First Time Ever

Damon Albarn is deep into touring for his first solo LP, Everyday Robots, and has been breaking out a handful of classics from his expansive…
Colin Joyce / June 10, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 15 Art-Punks, Epic Collagists, and Mystery Artists

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday SPIN's staff writers will pick their favorite, must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From rap…
SPIN Staff / May 23, 2014
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