JAY-Z and Vic Mensa

JAY-Z Hails Vic Mensa as ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime Artist’ at L.A. Showcase

The Roc was in the building as Vic Mensa presented his debut album The Autobiography at a showcase at Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles on Thursday night (July 13). The industry crowd, which included tastemakers, press, and even Beyoncé and JAY-Z—packed the dimly-lit studio to get a first listen to the Roc Nation MC’s long-awaited project.

As guests sipped D’USSÉ cocktails, executive producer No I.D. and Mensa’s manager Scooter Braun took the stage to introduce the 24-year-old Chicago rapper before bringing out Mr. Carter, who stepped away from his newborn twins, Sir and Rumi, to celebrate his multi-talented signee.

“Vic is a very special talent,” said JAY. “He can do everything. Sing well, rap well, he even engineers himself sometimes. He’s an incredible artist, like a once-in-a-lifetime artist.”