XXL talks with Vic Mensa about how he plans to give back to Chicago, check out what he had to say below:
Last year, Vic Mensa was riding high off the success of his Innanetape project and his spot on the 2014 XXL Freshman cover.
What a difference a year makes.
While he works on his followup project, his upcoming album Traffic due out this summer, Vic has been dropping a series of excellent singles and touring around the world. But in February, he got his biggest look yet when Kanye West released “Wolves” featuring Vic and Sia, which the trio performed live during Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary special a few days later. Yeezy would return the favor on Vic’s excellent track “U Mad” in April and two weeks later the young Chicago MC had signed on the dotted line with Jay Z and Roc Nation.
While he’s been around the world Vic has been splitting his time between recording sessions in Los Angeles and his hometown of Chicago, where he recently joined fellow 2014 XXL Freshman Chance The Rapper to bring out Kanye to perform for a group of high school students at Chance’s Open Mike night event for the local youth. As he readies his new project and prepares to head out on the road again, Vic Mensa stopped by the XXL offices to speak about signing to the Roc, the difference between recording Innanetape and Traffic and the importance of giving back to Chicago. —Dan Rys
Read the full interview here.
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