Vic Mensa Says He Will Slap MCs Who Say They Are Better Than Tupac (Video)
Vic Mensa freestyles are as dynamic as the Roc Nation MC’s song-making. Following his new EP, The Manuscript the Save Money MC hits Los Angeles, California’s Power 106 FM. There, before the L.A. Leakers, Vic finesses a freestyle flow over Prodigy’s “Keep It Thoro.”
The aforementioned Mobb Deep member has thrown quite a lot of shots in his career, and Vic follows suit in this moment. “I’m tired of ni**as sayin’ they better than Pac / Watch your mouth ‘fore I slap y’all muthaf*ckas / My clip loaded, no subliminal shots / I get at muthaf*ckas, I don’t act, muthaf*ckas / Yeah, I’m talkin’ to all y’all, with your h*e ass / Shout out to XXL Freshman slow-class / I’m a drop-out though, pick your crew better / I love you, Vanessa, but you know it’s time to do better / Screw whoever, I will murder all of you together / Catch you in your old school and hit you in your New Era / The pills ain’t what’s poppin’, just ask Heath Ledger.”
Those are the bars Vic begins with, albeit a false start included. While he says “no subliminal,” the verse raises eyebrows in several places. In February, Joey Bada$$ stated that he was a better rapper than the Thug Life co-founder. He later clarified those remarks, further expounding. Additionally, Troy Ave released a NuPac project, featuring some Shakur-themed titles. The BSB artist, who survived two 2016 shootings, also declared himself “the second coming” of the late rapper while on The Breakfast Club.
Furthermore, Mensa, part of the 2014 XXL magazine “Freshmen” cover (with Chance The Rapper, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates, and the aforementioned Troy Ave) appears to condemn the newly-announced class of Kamaiyah, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, PnB Rock, MadeinTYO, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, Kyle, Ugly God, and XXXTentacion. Mensa apparently says he “drops out” if he becomes alumni with this new class. He challenges the mag’s leadership to pick better talent to carry on tradition. It was just three years ago that Vic was busting bars in a studio loft with his “classmates” for XXL.
From freshmen to upper-classmen, publications to peers, there may be some backfire from Mensa telling all to “Keep It Thoro.” Notably, he bigs up the Alchemist-produced 2000 track and salutes P before his verse begins.
Last month, some discussion surrounding Tupac caused Naughty By Nature’s Treach to partake in a series of threats involving veteran artist/DJ Funkmaster Flex, The Game/Ray J manager Wack 100, and others. That beef was since squashed ahead of any physical altercation.
Mensa’s The Manuscript features Pusha T and Mr. Hudson, both of G.O.O.D. Music.