The Come Up: Vic Mensa

Photography By: Stephanie Koch It’s been a banner year for coming up Chicago rappers as young acts like Tree, Alex Wiley, and of course Chance The Rapper have gotten national attention. Vic Mensa’s year has been a little bumpier: His band Kids These Days broke up after releasing one album (the Jeff Tweedy-produced Traphouse Rock) and he’s had to deal with endless comparisons after Acid Rap blew up for his friend and fellow Save Money crew member Chance. But Vic’s proper solo debut INNANETAPE dropped on September 30 and has earned him renewed attention on the back of tracks like “Orange ...

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