Vic Mensa Debuts New Song "Free Love"

Vic Mensa Debuts New Song "Free Love"

The Rapper Speaks On Equality and Pride In His Latest Single

The Rapper Speaks On Equality and Pride In His Latest Single

Text: Jillian Selzer

Right on the heels of pride weekend, Chicago-based rapper Vic Mensa released a new song celebrating LGBT pride while simultaneously calling out those who are against the track's titular concept of free love. The single comes just weeks after Mensa released his latest EP There's Alot Going On and features artists Le1f, Halsey, Lil B and Malik Yusef. The lyrics cover the #FreeTheNipple movement, gun violence, Monica Lewinsky, and everything in between. The rapper leaves no stone unturned when addressing the fundamental problems with discrimination and prejudice.

Mensa first hinted at the song on Saturday night when he posted a portrait of himself wearing a raglan tee printed with the word "Pride" and the caption "Free Love," alluding to his surprise performance of the single at Chicago's Smart Bar Sunday during the city's Pride celebrations. He then accompanied the shot with a hint about the new song in a second post saying, "tweet #FREELOVE got something special for y'all today RT".

This isn't the first time Mensa has engaged in activist efforts. He is a well-known supporter of not only the LGBTQ community, but routinely protests and speaks out on the Black Lives Matter movement. "Free Love" is yet another success in the rapper's long history of social and political commentary. The track is both catchy and attention-grabbing with blunt lyrics and an impeccable medley of featured artists. Through his honest words and no-barriers opinion, he has produced yet another eye-opening product for the public to think on. Listen to the entire song below.

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