After playing one of the most talked about sets at Lollapalooza last weekend (a festival he once got electrocuted at while trying to sneak in), it isn’t all that crazy for Vic Mensa to feel a bit like Chicago sports heroes Michael Jordan and Walter Payton when he’s in the Windy City. On Wimmie Nah, Mensa’s latest track, he raps about getting a statue like the former and feeling like the latter after all his newfound success.
Wimmie Nah features a beat from a fellow Disclosure tour mate and Mensa’s good friend, Kaytranada. The Montreal-based producer lays down one of his signature bouncy beats, which Mensa seems to vibe with effortlessly. The track is very different from most of Mensa’s previous work, and sounds a little like he’s rapping over a Kaytranada track in the same vein as the freestyle he did a few months back over Disclosure’s When A Fire Starts To Burn. Like on that track, Mensa once again proves he can flow on just about any beat out there and pull off a banger. Wimmie Nah is truly Mensa’s chance to show off his diversity while taking a moment to celebrate just how far he’s come in the past year. Listen below.