Vic Mensa’s New Album To Feature Pharrell, Chief Keef, The-Dream, & More

    It's also reportedly executive produced by No I.D.

    Chicago rapper Vic Mensa is set to drop a new album this summer, and exciting details have emerged about what we can expect from the 23-year-old artist. Vic played the new album for Andrew Barber of Fake Shore Drive, who then went onto tweet that it may be the album of the year. He called it “Vic’s BEST work to date,” describing it as “an open book.”

    He also revealed an impressive list of artists who are reportedly on the forthcoming record: Pharrell, Chief Keef, Rivers Cuomo, Joey Purp, and The-Dream. It’s fair to say that with a feature list as strong as this one, we will be getting something big from Vic this summer. The icing on the cake is the executive producer: No I.D., one of hip-hop’s most influential producers. Barber went on to say that Vic “brings that old Roc sound back,” and that his new album is better than the 2013 mixtape, INNANETAPE.

    Recently, while performing at Wesleyan University’s Spring Fling event, Vic debuted some new music for the lucky audience members. The song is called “Oh My Goodness,” and it features Pharrell. It’s an aggressive tune, with a hook that goes hard: “Pullin up with the coupe / Must’ve done something with the roof / You see the look of stupid on the stoop / I would take notes if I were you.”

    Vic rose to fame in the past few years by working with Kanye West on West’s The Life of Pablo track “Wolves,” as well as Vic’s own track, “U Mad.” Last year, he released the politically-charged EP, There’s Alot Going On. It was a short and concise body of work that got straight to the point. Vic is also becoming involved in multiple political movements across the country, including a Respect My Vote initiative and joining protesters of the No Dakota Access Pipeline movement.