Victor Kwesi Mensah (born June 6, 1993), better known by his stage name Vic Mensa, is an American hip hop recording artist from Chicago, Illinois. He is currently signed to Roc-A-Fella Records and Roc Nation and was a member of the groupKids These Days, which broke up in May 2013. Following their breakup, he released his first major mixtape INNANETAPE. Vic Mensa is also founder of the hip-hop collective SAVEMONEY which includes frequent collaborator Chance the Rapper. His debut single “Down On My Luck” was released in June 2014 by Virgin EMI and it achieved international success.
Mensa also performed with Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn at Albarn’s performance at the Governors Ball Music Festival where he performed the track “Clint Eastwood“, filling in for MC Del the Funky Homosapien. When announcing a tour for 2015, Mensa said that he plans to collaborate with Albarn some time in the future.
On September 18, 2013, it was announced that Mensa would be joining J. Cole and Wale on the What Dreams May Come Tour. Following the end of the tour, he toured Europe with Danny Brown beginning on February 21, 2014 and ending March 8, 2014. To cap off his rise to stardom, Mensa was also chosen for the 2014 XXL freshman class. On May 12, 2014, his first official single “Down On My Luck” was serviced to urban contemporary radio in the United Kingdom. That same day, the music video for the song was released. “Down on My Luck” was then released for digital download in international markets on June 6, 2014 by Virgin EMI Records. It is the first single from his debut EP Street Lights.
On February 12, 2015, Kanye West debuted a track titled “Wolves” from his upcoming album, SWISH, featuring Vic Mensa and Sia at his adidas Originals showcase. It was also revealed that the song will be number one on the tracklisting. Mensa later performed “Wolves” alongside West and Sia on Saturday Night Live‘s 40th Anniversary Celebration on February 15, 2015. Two months later, on April 10, 2015, Vic Mensa released another collaboration with Kanye West, titled “U Mad,” on SoundCloud. The song is the second single from his upcoming debut album, Traffic. On April 21, 2015, Roc Nation announced that it had signed Vic Mensa to its label, a video of Mensa signing the deal alongside Jay Z backstage at his On the Run Tour in Chicago was released on TIDAL. Jay also tweeted an iTunes link to Mensa’s new Kanye-featured single in the process. He has stated the album is around 80-90% done and should be released in the upcoming months.  In July 2015, Mensa released a new song entitled “No Chill” onto Apple Music. It was produced by Skrillex and Jahlil Beats. In the same month he released a remix of “Codeine Crazy” by Future titled “Codeine Crazy (Icarus Story)” on SoundCloud.
On August 14, 2015, Mensa released a new song called “I Been” onto his SoundCloud.
BioGiven Name: Victor Kwesi Mensah
AKA: Vic Mensa
DOB: June 6, 1993
Label: Roc Nation