At the end of July, Vic Mensa released The Autobiography in order to provide listeners a glimpse inside the mind of a 20-something from Chicago who’s experienced quite a lot in such a short time. From failed school systems to depression, death and triumph. The rollercoaster ride Vic portrays on his debut album is honest and powerful, showing the growth of a kid from the South Side who’s made it to 1411 Broadway (Roc Nation) and continues to reach new heights with every move.
This week, Vic sat down with Larry King to discuss the many themes heard on The Autobiography. During the in-depth sit-down, Mensa opened up about depression wanting to destigmatize mental health. He critiqued Barack Obama for not doing enough in his hometown, slammed Trump, and touched on the violence in Chicago.
Vic Mensa also talks about reuniting with Chance the Rapper at Lollapalooza and getting together to make new music.