Vic Mensa Live at Lakeshore Drive-in

Photos © 2020 by: Roman Sobus

Photos © 2020 by: Roman Sobus


Biography: Chicago rapper and activist VIC MENSA has emerged from a period of exile and self-reflection to lend his singular voice to the cultural discourse via a long-awaited return to his rap roots. Touching on his battles with depression and mental illness, VIC’s new music showcases profound levels of consciousness and
awareness in his ownership of the missteps, mistakes, and roadblocks he’s endured.

The result is V TAPE , a seven song excursion of sample-heavy 90’s derivations infused with a trap-inspired beat selection, punctuated by thought-provoking lyrics that interweave themes of pain, social justice, redemption, and rebirth. Grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the dialogue in this historic moment, VIC sets the table for an awe-inspiring return to the public eye at a time when his fiery persona and formidable wordplay is needed most.

Raised on the South Side of Chicago, VIC rose to public awareness as a member of the eclectic hip-hop band Kids These Days and founder of the Chicago collective SAVEMONEY alongside Chance The Rapper and other local upstart Joey Purp.

His solo debut mixtape INNANETAPE dropped in 2013, igniting immediate accolades (including a spot on the XXL Freshman cover in 2014), and a fortuitous introduction to Jay Z that led to a record deal with Roc Nation. MENSA went on to help Kanye West pen his esoteric song “Wolves” from The Life of Pablo , drop two critically acclaimed EPs (2016’s There’s A Lot Going On & 2018’s Hooligans ) and his debut full length The Autobiography (2017), as well as furthering social causes in his hometown through his nonprofit SAVEMONEYSAVELIFE.

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Vic Mensa:

Official: https://vicmensa.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VicMensa1/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VicMensa
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vicmensa/

Lakeshore Drive-in:

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/LSDriveIn
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