Hol’ Up: Vic Mensa Shares His Spirited Views On “Go Tell Em”
Chicago’s Vic Mensa has been very visible as he continues to speak out against police brutality and the violence in Chicago. Now, he continues to spread his message in a new song from the Birth Of A Nation Soundtrack, “Go Tell Em” — an incendiary ode to black liberation.
“Go Tell Em” is one of Vic Mensa’s most spirited tracks to date since “16 Shots” as he gives us a tune that both summarizes the story of Nat Turner while tying it to all of the tragedies happening now as well is the recent stride of success. Mensa gives us a baptism of fire throughout the track as he spits bars like,
“Brick laid the birth of a nation, it’s the Roc/White house, black man, plantation, it’s Barack/But we still can’t cross the street/Without the cops tryna Zimmerman us while the whole neighborhood watch/They chain us to the auction block but now we changin’ the locks/‘Cause even Bill O’Reilly daughter out here drinkin’ Ciroc.”
The highly controversial soundtrack also features a variety of artists like Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, and many more. It is now available on iTunes and all streaming services. The Birth of A Nation film will be released in theaters on Oct. 6.