Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa is Behind Illinois’ First Black-Owned Cannabis Brand

Vic Mensa just started Illinois' first Black-owned cannabis brand, which he’s also using to send books to incarcerated people in… Read More

August 9, 2022

Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa Announce Plans to Bring a Festival to Ghana

Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa are partnering up to bring the Marcus Garvey-inspired Black Star Line Festival to Accra,… Read More

July 20, 2022

Vic Mensa Advocates for Shrooms After Pleading Guilty of Possession

After pleading guilty for the possession of shrooms, Roc Nation rapper Vic Mensa received 12 months of unsupervised probation. Vic… Read More

June 27, 2022

7 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Be Listening To (Week of February 18)

Big K.R.I.T. unleashes Digital Roses Don't Die this week, and Deante' Hitchcock has shared Everyday The 14TH. Both releases are… Read More

February 18, 2022

23 New Albums You Should Listen To Right Now (Week Of March 26th)

This week's crop of new albums features re-imagined albums, amped-up anthems, and a special jazz orchestral album. We know how… Read More

March 26, 2021

Best Music Videos Of The Week: Big Sean, Vic Mensa, Pink $weats and More

This week some of our faves spanning R&B and hip-hop unleashed music videos. Starting at the top of the week… Read More

March 26, 2021

Join Okayplayer For the PASSAGE Finale: A Day of Meditation, Mindfulness and Affirmations

The finale of the Okayplayer PASSAGE series will feature guided meditations, a live meditation, and a DJ set. PASSAGE is a… Read More

March 24, 2021

Vic Mensa Announces New Project with Stirring ‘Late Show’ Performance

The Chicago rapper and activist brings his latest single to The Late Show with a gripping performance. Vic Mensa brought… Read More

February 26, 2021

Vic Mensa Shares His Mental Health Journey for Okayplayer’s PASSAGE

  PASSAGE is a curated mental health and wellness initiative created by Okayplayer. The program was developed to amplify the collective… Read More

February 16, 2021

Vic Mensa and Okayplayer Present “The Art of Healing” Playlist, Featuring Tupac, Lauryn Hill

Check out a therapeutic collection of tracks from Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and more. PASSAGE is a curated mental health and… Read More

February 5, 2021

Vic Mensa Reunites With Chance the Rapper for “Shelter”

The new Vic Mensa single also features vocals from Wyclef Jean. For years, Vic Mensa and former schoolmate Chance the… Read More

February 5, 2021

‘PASSAGE:’ Join Us for a Conversation on Healing With Vic Mensa

PASSAGE is a curated mental health and wellness initiative created by Okayplayer. The program was developed to amplify the collective… Read More

February 1, 2021

Vic Mensa Held a Sleep Out to Raise Money for Chicago’s Homeless Youth

The Chicago rapper helped raise more than $13,000. Vic Mensa brought some needed attention to Chicago's homeless youth crisis this… Read More

November 21, 2020

Vic Mensa Returns to Rap Roots With Seven-Song ‘V Tape’ EP

The new Vic Mensa EP features SAINt JHN, Snoh Aalegra, and more. After nearly a year away from music, Vic… Read More

August 21, 2020

Kanye, Pharrell, Malik Yusef, and Vic Mensa, Produce Song for Bizarre Korean Eyewear Ad

Michael K. Williams and Mensa co-star in the "13 MUSIC" video A bizarre Korean eyewear ad is the unexpected host… Read More

February 16, 2019

Vic Mensa Apologized to XXXTentacion’s Mom, Says bell hooks Helped Him Understand Black Masculinity In a recent interview, Vic Mensa opened up about apologizing to XXXTentacion's, empathy, and how author bell hooks helped him examine… Read More

December 11, 2018