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Though he may not be as well known as his Savemoney bud, Chance The Rapper
, Chicago’s Vic Mensa
has recently been doing all kinds of stuff, and proving himself to be an incredibly versatile musician in the process. After Mensa’s stupid-good mixtape, Innanetape
, dropped last year, there was the yalping, rock-inflected She Loves The Mirror
off Kitty Cash’s mixtape, Love The Free
. Then a skittering freestyle
crossover hit, When A Fire Starts To Burn.
there was the left-field club stunner, Feel That.
Now Mensa’s back with a new one and a new sound, Down On My Luck.
Over a classic, washed-out house beat, Mensa raps with smooth finesse and without his signature stutters and yalps. While we don’t know yet if this track is part of a larger project, all these sides of Vic Mensa should tide us over until then. Listen to Down On My Luck