Vic Mensa Debuts Deeply Personal New Album 'The Autobiography'

Vic Mensa Debuts Deeply Personal New Album 'The Autobiography'

The rapper explores the depths of his soul in his newly released album.

The rapper explores the depths of his soul in his newly released album.

Text: Emma Blanchard

On the heels of his recently released, project The Manuscript, Chicago-based rapper, Vic Mensa, has just debuted his highly anticipated album "The Autobiography." While Mensa is primarily known for his political fueled verses and socially conscious lyrics, his new project "is not so much topical in a political way as it is just really about my life and my experiences," Mensa tells VMAN.

Executive produced by Jay-Z and No I.D., the deeply personal masterpiece features industry icons Pharrell, Pusha T, Ty Dolla $ign, Chief Keef and more. The album has garnered early praise for its raw, honest autographical nature of candidly discussing Vic's life and the intense experiences that have sculpted his identity.

The album is a true confessional for the 24-year-old artist. Songs including "Rollin Like A Stoner," "Down 4 Some Ignorance," "Didn't I" and "Heaven On Earth" lucidly demonstrate how through introspection, his personal hardships have transformed into valuable growing experiences."Maybe my album will inspire young artists to be honest and to be real and to not be afraid to tell their truth," says the Grammy nominated rapper. Themes of racial identity, addiction, and personal freedom are thoughtfully threaded into each one of his stylistically unique, intensely intimate tracks.

We sat down with Vic to discuss "The Autobiography," collaborating with Pharrell, and the message he hopes his new music will communicate. Read more here.

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