Vic Mensa

BET Won’t Say Why Vic Mensa’s XXXTentacion Diss Was Censored

This year's BET Hip Hop Awards aired earlier this week on Oct. 16, but were filmed back on Oct. 7 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. That night,…
Tosten Burks / October 19, 2018

Vic Mensa Releases New Song About XXXTentacion Controversy

One of rap's dumber recent controversies is continuing on, as Vic Mensa has once again addressed his incredibly valid—though ultimately censored—criticism of XXXTentacion during a recent freestyle at the 2018…
Israel Daramola / October 17, 2018

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 delivered…
Tosten Burks / October 16, 2018

Stream Tom Morello’s New Album The Atlas Underground

Former Rage the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has released a solo album, The Atlas Underground, via Sony Music Australia. The…
Gwen Aviles / October 12, 2018

Vic Mensa Says He Stands By XXXTentacion BET Freestyle Diss

The BET Hip-Hop Awards, the network's second most important award show after the eponymous BET Awards, will air on Oct. 16, but were recorded this past Sunday,…
Jordan Sargent / October 9, 2018

Video: Tom Morello – “We Don’t Need You” (ft. Vic Mensa)

Tom Morello described the music of his forthcoming solo album, The Atlas Underground, as a call to "rally the troops in a last-ditch effort to…
Israel Daramola / August 3, 2018

Chic – “Till the World Falls”

Chic is releasing their first album in 26 years, It's About Time, and it's due out on September 14. Today, the group's mastermind Nile Rodgers has released the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 22, 2018

Watch Vic Mensa, Miley Cyrus, Lin Manuel-Miranda, and More Perform at the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington

Many musicians performed at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington DC today: Vic Mensa, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Jennifer Hudson, Common,…
Rob Arcand / March 24, 2018

Vic Mensa, Miley Cyrus, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More to Perform at March for Our Lives Rally in Washington D.C.

Vic Mensa, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Common, and more will perform at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C. today. Organized…
Rob Arcand / March 24, 2018

Video: Vic Mensa – “We Could Be Free”

Vic Mensa has released a new music video for his track "We Could Be Free" off of his 2017 debut studio album The Autobiography. The clip features images…
Arielle Gordon / January 15, 2018

Read Vic Mensa’s New Time Op-Ed on “Oppression and Abuse” in Palestine

Vic Mensa has published a new op-ed in Time about his experience traveling in Palestine. Titled "What Palestine Taught Me About American Racism," the piece…
Rob Arcand / January 13, 2018

Jay-Z’s Ticket Sales Controversies Don’t Matter When the “4:44 Tour” Is This Good

Jay-Z's unflappability is central to his image, but the first few weeks of his 4:44 tour have been shaky. There was talk about underperforming ticket sales throughout his first…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2017

Watch Vic Mensa Faithfully Cover Radiohead’s “Karma Police”

Vic Mensa is primarily known for being a rapper, but as one-time former frontman of the genre-bending Chicago band Kids These Days and a versatile…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 2, 2017

Video: Vic Mensa – “Rollin’ Like a Stoner”

Vic Mensa has dropped the surreal video for his emo punk-style song "Rollin' Like a Stoner," which appeared on The Autobiography. The video finds Mensa, well,…
Brian Josephs / September 29, 2017

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, Stereogum / August 6, 2017
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