Vic Mensa is a rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He released his first project, the Straight Up EP at age 16 and was previously a member of the indie group Kids These Days. He also founded Chicago hip hop collective SAVEMONEY with Chance The Rapper.
Following the disbandment of Kids These Days, Mensa went solo and released INNANETAPE at age 21 in 2013. The tape was met with positive reviews as critics praised Mensa’s ability to sing/rap and meld different music.
Mensa’s debut single, “Down On My Luck” from his forthcoming album Traffic was released in June 2014. The single was lauded by music fans and critics alike, catapulting Mensa from the Chicago underground into the mainstream music industry.
Since the success of “Down On My Luck,” Mensa has signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation and released songs with Kanye West and Skrillex. He featured on Kanye West’s seventh solo album, The Life of Pablo on the track “Wolves.”