Vic Mensa to Host Sleepout in Order to Raise Money for Chicago’s Homeless Population

Kicking off Thursday night with a candlelight vigil outside of SaveMoneySaveLife’s office, the initiative will also be live streamed.

As we reported last month in our FLOOD 11 cover story, Vic Mensa’s recent return to Chicago is more about community impact than it is about picking up where he left off with his rap career. With his V TAPE in the rearview, Mensa’s latest project will be an overnight live stream of the rapper camped outside the offices of his nonprofit SaveMoneySaveLife with the goal of raising awareness—as well as $10,000—for Chicago’s unhoused Black community.

Taking place this Thursday, the event will kick off at 6 p.m. local time with a candlelight vigil near the office at 517 E 47th Street in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. He’ll be live streaming on SMSL’s and his own socials through 6 a.m. the following morning, providing a donation link in that time that will benefit the local homeless charity Covenant House. Find more info on the event in the video below—and donate directly to the cause here.


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