Another new Vic Mensa track today — this one curated by DJ Kitty Cash for her upcoming project, Love The Free. It's a 2 minute track that doesn't feature your traditional rapping from Vic. I wasn't vibing with this one as much as the other two releases though to be honest. Check 'em all out above and below.
More big moves for Vic Mensa as this one is quite the unique product for music videos. Via HP (yup, the computer company):
During a period of two days Clams Casino and Vic Mensa made this track and music video live on YouTube. The entire experience, which included the making of the track, the creation of tactical art pieces and prints to decorate the studio, and the production of this music video, was fueled primarily by user comments in real time.
What a concept. And one that's carried out wonderfully visually with the black/white balance with colors being on point, combined with all the interaction with words. I was watching this trying to figure out where the YouTube comments influenced it. As Vic said, they made the song and the video at the same time. Love it. And I think this can only push more barriers.
Sonically, I first vibed with the production right away. Vic's first verse is the one that'll reel ya in and one that I think ultimately proved better than the second. Give this a quick watch and see for yourself as it clocks in at just over 2 minutes.
Vic Mensa drops a new/unreleased track he cut with fellow hometown producer Thelonious Martin in 2011. It is a pleasant surprise to this Turkey Day weekend because Vic really spits some inteligent bars, especially at the end. The strength of those alone put this at *Tibs Fav. status. Listen/download and add to your growing Vic Mensa collection!
Yesterday was one of the more impressive MTV RapFix Freestyles yet. Chicago's own Vic Mensa kicked it off and you can just see the approval of A$AP Rocky & Bun B as he goes on. There are some true, off the dome freestyles throughout especially as Vic and A$AP go one after another to conclude it all. Sway brings in Oakland female emcee Glam for some nice bars as well. From beginning to end, this one's fun to follow. Watch and enjoy!
“I worked with him before. I invited him over to the crib one day, before the whole world got to know who these people were. He’s from the better part of the city, and he came to the rough neighborhood where I was at. He showed up, came into my living room, and I got to play him music off of my personal computer. And the man wrote one of the meanest sixteens ever, in maybe an hour. He works fast, and I respect his work ethic. And he’s one of those guys that looks you in the eyes when he talks to you. He gained my respect from that. But other than that, he’s a hell of an MC.”
I like the story above from Tree as he releases a previously unreleased track from Chicago's latest nationally buzzing emcee, Vic Mensa. The energy from both (Tree behind the boards) is undeniable on this one.