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Vic Mensa on Jay-Z tour, new album, and beyond

Vic Mensa on Jay-Z tour, new album, and beyond

Since 2013’s Innatape, Vic Mensa’s self-produced debut mixtape, the Chicago rapper’s career has skyrocketed.

The 24-year-old has toured with J. Cole and Justin Bieber, collaborated with Coldplay and Skrillex, and been nominated for a Grammy.

Mensa founded the SaveMoney collective - which includes fellow Windy City native Chance The Rapper, signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, and performed with Kanye West and Sia on Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary.

He also released a pair of EPs and the aforementioned mixtape. And last July, he released his debut studio album, The Autobiography. Intensely introspective and political, the 13-track collection also...

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