Posts tagged "Vic Mensa"

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,…
By: 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 additio…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: 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 hi…
By: 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 ra…
By: SPIN Staff / May 23, 2014

Vic Mensa Shines on Sir Sly’s ‘Gold (Petter CottonTale Remix)’

Los Angeles band Sir Sly get taken to Chicago on the Peter CottonTale remix of their electronics-fed folk-ish hit "Gold." The…
By: Chris Martins / March 27, 2014

Vic Mensa Raps Laps Around Disclosure’s ‘When a Fire Starts to Burn’

Alongside Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa was one of the early gifts from Chicago's SAVEMONEY crew — another lithe-tongued MC with a knack for…
By: Chris Martins / February 11, 2014

Watch Chicago Rapper Caleb James’ Frigid Video for ‘Eddy Curry’

Just in time for another burst of polar vortex wind and snow: Here comes the icy video for "Eddy Curry" from Chicago rapper Caleb James,…
By: Brandon Soderberg / January 29, 2014

Hear Justin Bieber Not Suck on Chance the Rapper Collab ‘Confident’

Justin Bieber's collaboration with SPIN's Rapper of the Year, Chance the Rapper, is here. Fans of the latter may have initially scoffed at the idea…
By: Chris Martins / December 9, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Kendrick Lamar and YG Hootie for President(s)

Big Baby Gandhi, "Boomerang"A bit like Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum," what with the never-getting-off-the-ground chord organ beat and the regular-dude pathos and all. And that Earl…
By: Brandon Soderberg / December 6, 2013

Vic Mensa Is Inside of the Internet in ‘YNSP’ Video

Chicago rhymer Vic Mensa gives us another reason to celebrate his still-fresh mixtape, Innanetape, with the video for "YNSP," the Eliza…
By: Chris Martins / November 7, 2013

Danny Brown’s Solipsism, Deltron 3030’s Crash Landing, and 9 More Hip-Hop LPs in No Trivia

 ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Danny Brown - Old (Fool's Gold)I've written plenty of words on this one already, but here's some more, since something…
By: Brandon Soderberg / October 22, 2013

Download Vic Mensa’s Triumphantly Tongue-Twisting ‘Innanetape’ Now

Former Kids These Days frontman Vic Mensa has been steadily carving out his solo identity within Chance the Rapper's SAVEMONEY crew. The Chicago MC…
By: Chris Martins / October 1, 2013

Vic Mensa’s ‘Lovely Day’ Involves Supersoakers and a ‘Pound of Herb’

We already knew Vic Mensa loves "Orange Soda," and thanks to his new video for "Lovely Day," we now know he also likes shooting…
By: Dan Reilly / September 27, 2013

Vic Mensa and Eliza Doolittle Duet on Fist-Throwing ‘YNSP’

SAVEMONEY associate Vic Mensa is back with another share from his forthcoming INNANETAPE (that's "Internet tape" slurred, FYI). Chance the Rapper's Chicago neighbor swings hard o…
By: Chris Martins / September 20, 2013

Vic Mensa and Rockie Fresh Question Wealth and Fame on ‘Time Is Money’

Chicago rap upstart Vic Mensa is building toward the August release of his mixtape, Innanetape — a set that, in many ways, will serve a…
By: Chris Martins / August 1, 2013

Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa Meet Mick Jenkins at the ‘Cross Roads’

Chicago's rap scene has been particularly generous to us lately. Sure there's Chief Keef, an endless font of headline fodder if nothing else, but the…
By: Chris Martins / July 19, 2013

Vic Mensa Contemplates the Good Life in ‘Hollywood LA’ Video

To those unfamiliar with Chicago's musically rich rap scene, the arrival of Chance the Rapper may have seemed like an anomaly — his SPIN…
By: Chris Martins / July 18, 2013

Enjoy Vic Mensa’s ‘Orange Soda,’ More Fizzy Song-Rap From Chance the Rapper’s Crew

Vic Mensa hails from the same self-sustaining Chicago crew that gifted us Chance the Rapper, and the young MC is similarly bursting with potential.
By: Chris Martins / June 3, 2013