Vic Mensa explores his humanity in a personal and honest way on his debut album, The Autobiography, which is available now.
The Chicago MC populates the 15-track set with a slew of guests, including Ty Dolla $ign (“We Could Be Free”), Pharrell and Saul Williams (“Wings”), Weezer (“Homewrecker”), The-Dream (“Heaven on Earth”), and Pusha T (“OMG”).
Inspired by Malcolm X, The Autobiography is a testimony to what Vic has experienced throughout his 24 years. “It’s a human album,” he told Rap-Up. “It explores my humanity, mainly, and I leave that to the listener to make parallels to themselves. When I say that the album is my blood, sweat, and tears, and everything I’ve learned up to this point, it’s just because it literally is.”
The project also benefits from executive producers No I.D. and JAY-Z, the latter who recently called him a “once-in-a-lifetime” artist. According to Mensa, his Roc Nation boss was vital to the creative process for many reasons.
“He was instrumental in helping me pick the records that were going to make it and some of the lyrical content,” he explained, “and just helping me to mold the shape of the story to make sure that it pushes along and that it takes you on a journey.”
Stream Vic Mensa’s The Autobiography below.