The Roc Nation signee’s 15-song debut includes appearances from Ty Dolla $ign (“We Could Be Free”), Pharrell and Saul Williams (“Wings”), Weezer (“Homewrecker”), The-Dream (“Heaven on Earth”), and Pusha T (on the bonus cut “OMG”).
Last week, Vic promoted the album at a listening session in Los Angeles, which was also attended by Beyoncé. “This album is really my blood, sweat, and tears, and everything that I’ve learned up to this point in life,” he explained. “I kinda had to go through a lot of different things to even be able to put this album down on wax.”
JAY-Z took the stage to share his praises for Mensa, as well. “Vic is a very special talent,” he said. “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.”