After a couple dry months for live music in the city, the concert train is gaining speed in the Windy City this month before festival season sneaks up on music fans everywhere. With huge arena performances to come from Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Demi Lovato and more, and some awesome shows from G-Eazy and Vic Mensa, to name a few, March is bringing some of the biggest names in music to Chicago.
Check out our list of our 10 can’t miss concerts in Chicago this month!
Off his new album, The Autobiography, Chicago’s Vic Mensa has shared the powerful new music video for his Ty Dolla $ign assisted track, ‘We Could Be Free’.
The black and white music video also contains a cameo from GOOD Music‘s Malik Yusef, and displays a number of strong images displaying various struggles of different minority groups in America. If you haven’t yet, be sure to get Mensa’s 2017 LP, his deepest and most political project to date.
Watch Vic Mensa’s powerful visuals for ‘We Could Be Free’ below.
For another straight year, Lollapalooza did not disappoint for its sold out crowd. With fans traveling all over the world for the Windy City music festival, this year’s lineup had high expectations and Lolla met every one of them. Fans enjoyed headlining performances from artists like Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Arcade Fire and MUSE, while also catching sets from some of the most exciting newcomers in music today.
And from Thursday afternoon to Sunday night, we have compiled our list of some of the most memorable moments we will have to look back on from Lolla 2017.
Check out our favorite moments from Lollapalooza 2017 below.
Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour just got that much better, as the ‘What Do You Mean?’ singer added ATL rap trio, the Migos, and Chicago’s Vic Mensa to his big summer stadium tour.
Kicking things off this month, on July 29th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, the Purpose Tour will make stops in Toronto, New York, Minneapolis, the Rose Bowl and more. With support from two of the most exciting rap acts together, you’ll surely want to get your tickets fast before they are all gone.
Check out Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour dates with Vic Mensa and the Migos below.
We are just weeks away (June 28) from the release of Vic Mensa’s highly anticipated debut album. Titled The Autobiography, Mensa’s forthcoming LP will be Mensa’s most personal project to date.
And in anticipation of the album, Mensa shared The Autobiography‘s tracklist with fans last night. Coming in at 15-tracks, and with features from Weezer, The-Dream, Pusha T, Pharrell, Chief Keef and more, the album has the potential to be a classic and one of the best albums of the summer.
After talking about the BET Awards and the newly released XXL Freshman list, Vic Mensa’s appearance on Complex News‘ “Everyday Struggle” took and turn and got heated, as the Chicago MC had a heated exchange with the show’s co-host, YouTube personality, DJ Akademiks.
When the topic of Chicago’s drill scene came up, Vic Mensa, confronted Akademiks over a series of videos he made, where the YouTube personality mocked drill music and Chicago’s history of violence, a topic that Mensa argued that Akademiks had no authority to speak on.
“I wanted to slap you in your face, to be honest,” Mensa told Akademiks. The ‘Feel That’ rapper continued, “People exactly like you sensationalized and made a following off of clowning situations that we go through in real life… I think n*ggas have no right. (Akademiks) specifically, you ain’t never have a right.”
Mensa also took issue with a specific video of Akademiks where he spoke on the death of Tray 57, a childhood friend of Vic Mensa. Things eventually cooled off, but even DJ Akademiks had a lot of trouble defending himself. Even though Vic himself is not a drill rapper, he will never shy away from defending his city.
Watch Vic Mensa’s appearance on Everyday Struggle below.
Vic Mensa surprised fans today by dropping the trailer for “The Manuscript”, which as confirmed by Roc Nation, is the Chicago rapper’s forthcoming EP.
The first new music we have heard from Vic in months, The Manuscript is already just a few days away, currently scheduled for a June 8th release. The EP will hopefully be a taste of what we can expect from Mensa’s highly anticipated debut album, which is reportedly finished and will have features from Pharrell, Chief Keef, The Dream and more.
Watch Vic Mensa’s trailer for “The Manuscript” below.
Teaming up again with fellow SAVEMONEY artist, Vic Mensa, KAMI has released his new track, ‘Right Now’. And with production from familiar faces, Smoko One and Knox Foture, ‘Right Now’ is a great record and it’s all Chicago.
If you like what you hear, you’re in luck, as KAMI (who is 1/2 of SAVEMONEY’s rap duo, Leather Corduroys) is set to drop his debut project early next year.
From his EP, There’s Alot Going On, Vic Mensa brought his chilling performance of ’16 Shots’ to a national audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live. One of our favorite performances from Lollapalooza’s 25th Anniversary this past summer, Mensa was joined on stage by actors dressed in police riot gear, while rapping about policy brutality and the fatal police shooting of Chicago’s Laquan McDonald.
Making the memorable performance even bigger, Mensa was also joined by Blink 182’s legendary drummer, Travis Barker, to back up the performance. Then, a couple minutes into the record, Mensa abruptly stopped the music to talk to the people and call out the police in Chicago while also calling out Donald Trump, saying that if Trump wins the election, “racism wins”.