15 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few things have moved Kanye West to action like the blowback he received upon removing Vic Mensa from 2015 Pablo standout “Wolves.” They’d premiered it (alongside Sia) during an SNL performance, an introduction to Mensa that many apparently cherished. Kanye would bring Mensa back via another edit, but it would take his guest’s debut album for the world to really know who he is. The Autobiography covers Mensa’s upbringing in Chicago’s violent South Side (“Memories on 47th St.”), his struggles with drug use and infidelity (“Wings”), and his most pronounced legacy to date, Mensa’s Black Lives Matter activism (“We Could Be Free”). The alt-rock-tinged “Rage”—which Mensa once claimed was a favorite of Beyoncé's—and “Omg (feat. Pusha T)” appear as bonus tracks.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few things have moved Kanye West to action like the blowback he received upon removing Vic Mensa from 2015 Pablo standout “Wolves.” They’d premiered it (alongside Sia) during an SNL performance, an introduction to Mensa that many apparently cherished. Kanye would bring Mensa back via another edit, but it would take his guest’s debut album for the world to really know who he is. The Autobiography covers Mensa’s upbringing in Chicago’s violent South Side (“Memories on 47th St.”), his struggles with drug use and infidelity (“Wings”), and his most pronounced legacy to date, Mensa’s Black Lives Matter activism (“We Could Be Free”). The alt-rock-tinged “Rage”—which Mensa once claimed was a favorite of Beyoncé's—and “Omg (feat. Pusha T)” appear as bonus tracks.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
246 Ratings
246 Ratings
showofftc23 ,

N/A

Vic Mensa may be new school but he is not a mumble rapper. He is a lyricist and he is signed to Roc Nation for a reason. I put him in the same group with Kendrick & Cole. Just like Jay Z, I see greatness from Vic.

hiphophead13 ,

The Hype Is Real

Been waiting for this album for so many years.. this dude is just as talented if not more than his good friend Chance, don't sleep on him! Innanetape, The Manuscript, and There's Alot Going On were all fantastic, so I know this wont disappoint! Thanks for all the hard work Vic

EJThunder ,

Powerful.

This album is amazing lyrically, Vic’s flow and diversity as an artist being able to sing and rap is on point

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