Vic Mensa Shares New Afrobeat-Inspired Song “Metaphysical”
Moving on from his short-lived feud with 6ix9ine, Vic Mensa got back to music on Friday (July 27) and dropped off his latest single, the afrobeat-inspired "Metaphysical."
Produced by Papi Beatz and Stefan Ponce, the same man behind the house-infused "Down on My Luck," Mensa's latest single finds the rapper showing off his singing chops as he expresses his feelings for a woman. "I been, I been here, you been near/But I'm always there/Let me know if you get this/Loving you from a distance," an auto-tuned Mensa croons.
According to Vic, the song deals with desire and is inspired by his fathers Ghanian roots. "This is a song about desire. Admiration. Respect. Uncertainty. Surrender," the Windy City rhymer said. "Musically it's African, tribal. My father is Ghanian so I've wanted to take it there for a long time. I got Stefan Ponce who did 'Down On My Luck' for me and Papi Beatz and just spoke my truth into song."
In related news, Vic Mensa recently challenged "Fefe" rapper 6ix9ine to a fight. In a series of Instagram posts from July 25, Mensa said, "See me and these fucking hands. No security. We seen you driving around Chicago with eight police. Shoot the one-on-one. See what happen to you, boy. I'll turn your muthafuckin' face the color of your hair."
The feud stemmed from Mensa claiming 6ix9ine stole the style of a number of Chicago artists while also beefing with them. But it appears the Roc Nation spitter has moved on, saying in a different video, “Honestly, fuck all that beef shit. I’m about positivity, peace, and the music over everything."
Listen to "Metaphysical" below.
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