Tag: Vic Mensa

The Provocation and Paradox of Vic Mensa

The Chicago-reared rapper returned home before recording his latest project, the “V TAPE” EP, and engaging in the city’s turbulent moment in politics.

Announcing FLOOD 11: The Action Issue, Featuring H.E.R., David Byrne, Vic Mensa, Shepard Fairey, and More

Our latest print issue focuses on artists engaged in all forms of activism, including features with Wayne Coyne, Keedron Bryant, Dinner Party, Ho99o9, and Lauren Halsey. All proceeds from the issue benefit the NIVA’s emergency relief fund.

Freedom Fry and Vic Mensa Turn Up “Happy Little Thoughts” Remix

The original version was recorded at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California.

Vic Mensa Takes You to South Side Chicago in “MACHIAVELLI” Short Film

The film juxtaposes West African imagery and Gordon Parks–styled photography to reflect the rapper’s rebirth as a resident of Chicago.

The Cranberries Detail Final Album, Vic Mensa Covers “Zombie”

One year after the tragic passing of singer Dolores O’Riordan, The Cranberries are having a moment.

Four-Day Weekend: Lollapalooza 2017 in Review

Chicago’s premier music festival is still the best way to walk a marathon.

Vic Mensa, “The Autobiography”

Mensa’s debut finds him more musically focused and intellectually connective than ever, but his apparent urge to be Common and Justin Bieber at the same time still wears on his content.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Air + Style (2/18–19/2017)

YG, TV on the Radio, and a whole lot of snowboarders get high in LA.

PLAYLIST: A Soundtrack to the Resistance

Mute your TV. Turn up your stereo.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Lollapalooza Days Three and Four (7/30–31/2016)

And exhale.

Twenty-Three Short Stories About Lolla

This ain’t no recap, it’s a reenactment.

Governor’s Ball 2016 Lineup Revealed: Kanye, The Strokes, The Killers Are Heading to NYC

The three-day fest goes down June 3–5 at New York’s Randall’s Island.

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