After releasing his first project in three years (and first since signing to ROC Nation), Vic Mensa joined The Breakfast Club in New York City to talk about There’s Alot Going On, “16 Shots” — the song revolving around the slaying of Lacquan McDonald in Chicago — his collaboration with Respect My Vote, dealing with depression and much more.
Though he didn’t kick any bars (like he did on Hot 97, lacing “Drug Dealers Anonymous”), the insightful interview lasted over 36 minutes and delved into the influences — namely police violence in Chicago and the treatment of blacks around the country — of his project. Along with dropping There’s Alot Going On for free, Mensa talked about pairing with Respect My Vote, where you had to pledge to participate in the upcoming presidential election — at the very least — and ensuing elections that impact your area in order to download Vic’s project for free.
Watch the full interview above.
UPDATE: Vic Mensa dropped a video for the title track to his project released last week. Seemingly shot at the photo shoot for the project’s album cover, the video is shot in one take as Mensa raps the storytelling, emotional bars to There’s Alot Going On‘s final song, where he details his drug abuse, breaking up with Kids These Days, putting his hands on his girlfriend and more.
Watch the video below.