Vic Mensa

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Watch These 5 BET Hip Hop Award Performances

Cyphers and sets to watch from BET’s annual celebration of hip hop achievement.

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T.I., Vic Mensa Criticize Lil Wayne for Black Lives Matter Comments

T.I.: “You have to get outta that bubble that you’ve been living in and get out here and educate yourself on what’s going on around us!”

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Vic Mensa Survives Police Violence in Provocative New '16 Shots' Video

The rapper’s new video, which premiered as a Tidal exclusive this weekend, features snippets from the video of Laquan McDonald’s death at the hands of former Chicago Police Department officer Jason Van Dyke.

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WATCH: Vic Mensa, Darnell L. Moore, Baratunde Thurston Talk Policing and Racism

Spotify, Mic and HeadCount launched “Clarify”—a new series where Thurston discusses important electoral issues with public figures—earlier this month. Watch his discussion with Mensa, Moore and reformist NYPD officer Edwin Raymond on policing and its impact on Black communities.

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Singer, Poet and 'Blk Girl Soldier' Jamila Woods Talks New Album, Chicago Youth Movements and Self-Care

The Chance the Rapper collaborator’s debut solo album, “Heavn,” drops July 11 on Closed Sessions. 

ICYMI: Listen to Vic Mensa's Heavy-Hitting Ode to Laquan McDonald, '16 Shots'

The Chicago MC premiered the track on Ebro Darden’s Beats 1 radio show last week before it appeared on his surprise EP, “There’s A Lot Going On.”  

You Need to Watch Vic Mensa Perform '16 Shots' at #JUSTICEFORFLINT

Mensa premiered the song—named for the number of times Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald—at Blackout for Human Rights’ #JUSTICEFORFLINT event.