Vic Mensa born Victor Kwesi Mensah is an American rapper, singer, record producer and activist.
He was born on the 6th of June, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mensa was a member of the group Kids These Days, which broke up in May 2013. He is currently signed to Roc Nation.
Below is a brief biography of the rapper.
Vic Mensa Full Name
He was born Victor Kwesi Mensah but he goes by the stage name Vic Mensa. He is sometimes called Vino.
Vic Mensa Age
He was born on the 6th of June, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is 27 years old as of the year 2020.
Vic Mensa Hometown
He was born on the 6th of June, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, USA but he originally hails from Ghana in West Africa.
Vic Mensa Early Life and Education
His father is from Ghana and his mother is from the States. Mensa grew up in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.
He attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and while a freshman, he met Chancelor Bennett in passing who is now the acclaimed chance the rapper.
Vic Mensa Career
Mensa began his career when he formed a band called Kids These Days in 2009. The band would eventually release two projects, an extended play titled Hard Times in 2011, and a mixtape titled Traphouse Rock in 2012.
Following the band’s split up in May 2013, Mensa performed with Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn at Albarn’s 2014 performance at the Governors Ball Music Festival, where he performed the track “Clint Eastwood”, filling in for MC Del the Funky Homosapien.
When announcing a tour for 2015, Mensa said that he has plans to collaborate with Albarn sometime in the near future.
On September 18, 2013, it was announced, that Mensa would be joining J. Cole and Wale on the What Dreams May Come Tour.
Mensa would eventually release his debut mixtape, Innanetape, which was released on September 30, 2013.
On February 12, 2015, Kanye West debuted a song, titled “Wolves” at his Adidas Originals showcase. The song featured Mensa himself, along with Sia.
Mensa later performed “Wolves” alongside West and Sia on Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Celebration three days later.
Mensa would later release an official collaboration with Kanye West, titled “U Mad” on April 10.
Eleven days later, Roc Nation announced that Vic had signed to its label, and a video of Mensa signing the deal alongside Jay-Z backstage at his On the Run Tour in Chicago was released on Tidal.
Later on in 2015, Mensa received a nomination for Best Rap Song at the 58th Grammy Awards as a songwriter for co-writing Kanye West’s single “All Day”
In October 2018, as part of his BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, Mensa dissed late rapper XXXTentacion, referencing his domestic abuse charges.
Subsequently he received backlash on social media as well as from other artists. Mensa later apologized on Instagram.
Vic Mensa Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
He goes by the handle @vicmensa on Instagram, @VicMensa on Twitter and Vic Mensa on Facebook.
Vic Mensa Latest Songs
He has released quite a number songs notably; U Mad, No Chill, XGames, Vendetta, 2Honest, All That Shines, Feel That, Zombie, DIRT ON MY NAME,REBIRTH,3 Years Sober, Camp America among many others.
Check out the official video of the song U Mad featuring Kanye West below
Check out the official video of the Reverse ft G-Eazy below.