It’s definitely been a long time coming for the passionately rebellious Vic Mensa, who’s finally released his soul-baring debut album, ‘The Autobiography,‘ inspired Malcolm X‘s own memoir.

While trying to change the World’s perspective of his hometown of Chicago, the 24-year-old rapper, born Victor Kwesi Mensah, uses his debut to also face his personal demons and share the lessons on the way to becoming a stronger version of himself.

For the kid who almost lost his life as a teenager trying to sneak into Lollapalooza (as told on “Memories on 47th St.”), his still being here is most definitely a blessing in and of itself of the work and impact he has left to do and make in this industry.

Having already worked with big names like fellow Chicagoans Kanye West and Chance The Rapper, in addition to Los Angeles crooner Skrillex, Mensa shares the 15 track project with features from The DreamPharrell Williams & Saul WilliamsWeezerSydChief KeefJoey PurpTy Dolla $ign, and Pusha T.

There’s no doubting that Vic Mensa has something say; speaking brutally honest about: his shame; self-doubt; depression; addiction; and suicidal thoughts to the frustrated Black youth; murder; women and relationships.

Without further adieu, press play below and stream the new project!

 

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