Meet: Vic Mensa
Taking his solo career to new heights like he’s never "DiditB4"
His Hood: Southside (Hyde Park)
Catch Him On: His first solo mixtape, INNANETAPE, due this summer, “Diditb4” and “Orange Soda” videos on YouTube
Saying goodbye is usually a difficult thing—whether you’re leaving your long-term beau or going off to college, with mom and dad at home, it’s never an easy process. But when side A of the tape runs out, there’s joy in flipping it over to find what’s on side B. For Vic Mensa, the break of his indie-rap group, Kids These Days was bittersweet. After years of working side-by-side and countless performances together, the 20-year-old must now win the crowd over solo. He seems to be taking on the challenge like Mike Jordan in his prime. With his INNATAPE due later this summer and his highly talked about tracks “DiditB4” and “Orange Soda” as the tape’s frontrunner, Chance the Rapper seems spot-on when he describes his longtime friend and challenger as “next up.”
He told her in his heart is where she’ll always be:
"Chicago has influenced my subject matter, what I talk about and the way I talk about it, the way I view a lot of things in the world, since I first started writing and ever since I was a kid."
Talkin’ ‘bout what niggas tryna do just not new:
"I have a voice that says a lot more than a lot of people. I think that my songwriting is a lot more unorthodox, I mean, it’s myself. There’s also a lot of unique styles, a lot of people doing their own thing and I mess with everybody doing that. But, I definitely think I’m better than most. There’s a lot of good shit coming out, but I just think that I’m hotter than that shit."
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