Vic Mensa Releases One of the Best Music Videos of the Year (Video)

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Vic Mensa is a machine. With many styles in his repertoire, the Kids These Days MC turned star soloist released two different looks in one day. Accompanying longtime collaborator Donnie Trumpet on the Bluesy Jazz-influenced “Pasadena,” Mensa also released the pepped-up Hip-House visual to his “Down On My Luck.” Think something like The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony”-meets-Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit Of Happiness,” as Vic walks slowly through a crowded club, Belly-style tracking shots and all. He’s not having the time of others to begin with, but this Chicago Deep House-influenced record has a much heavier narrative than you may initially think. Let that beat build….

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