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Vic Mensa Uses 16 Shots To Say “If You Don’t Vote, Racism Wins” (Video)

In the canon of Hip-Hop music that captures the zeitgeist of American culture in 2016, Vic Mensa's "16 Shots" is as real as any song. The There's Alot Going On single was inspired by the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald in Vic's hometown of Chicago. The 17 year-old was shot... Read more

Vic Mensa Is Beaten & Shot By Police In His New Video, But He Won’t Stay Down

Since its earliest days, Hip-Hop has been used as a voice for the people. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five delivered "The Message." Chuck D called Rap the Black CNN. Common spoke for "The People." Never, in its 40-year history, however, have more artists used their platform to speak out... Read more

Vic Mensa Vows To Make Change In The Booth…The Voting Booth (Video)

"I'm Vic Mensa. I'm 22 and affecting change in the hood is why I vote." That's the closing statement in a video produced by Vevo's Why I Vote Campaign featuring the celebrated MC. Hailing from Chicago, Illinois Vic Mensa is a young man whose outspoken lyrics and involvement in sociopolitical... Read more

Vic Mensa Releases A Powerful New Song About The Killing Of Laquan McDonald (Audio)

Roc Nation signee Vic Mensa has just released a new EP titled There's A Lot Going On. In conjunction with the release, he also premiered the powerful record "16 Shots." The song is dedicated to Laquan McDonald, a 17-year old young man, from Mensa's hometown of Chicago, who was shot... Read more