Vic Mensa is currently releasing a new track every Friday under the hashtag #DisruptingTrafficFriday. Having already dropped a new rendition of Future’s ‘Coedine Crazy’ and solo cuts ‘Heir to the Throne’ and ‘Heat it Up’, the rapper yesterday (August 14) shared a new freestyle called ‘I Been’.
The track is produced by Smoko Ono and Mike Dean, with additional production from Carter Lang amd Papi Beatz. Click below to listen.
Mensa signed to Roc Nation earlier this year, announcing the deal by releasing his debut single on the label, ‘U Mad’, which features a guest appearance from Kanye West.
Meanwhile, the Chicago native has condemned former Oasis pair Noel and Liam Gallagher, saying their past criticism of Jay Z and West “feels very racist”. In 2008, Noel dubbed the decision to book Jay to headline Glastonbury “wrong”, while Liam labelled Kanye as “utter shit” on Twitter following the rapper’s Brit Awards performance last February.
“Those guys are legends, but also dickheads. Ultimate dickheads,” Mensa told The Guardian earlier this month. “I saw they were mad Kanye played Glastonbury. They were mad when Jay Z played too. Feels very racist to me.
“They’re gonna say: ‘No it’s not about race, it’s about guitar music, it’s about rock’n’roll’, but I mean like, how many people do you feel are carrying the spirit of rock’n’roll in 2015? Would you not say that ‘Yeezus’, and a song like ‘Black Skinhead’, is carrying the spirit of rock’n’roll? I can’t understand how that’s not fucking rock’n’roll.”