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Vic Mensa’s Debut Album, The Autobiography, Out Today

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When history ranks 2017 among hip-hop's wonder yearsVic Mensa's long-awaited full-length debut will be a big part of the reason whyequal parts confessional and confrontational, gut-wrenching and uplifting. Steeped in a personal story arc that envelopes Mensa's hometown, it echoes with the pain of a generation.” - NPR

“‘The Autobiographytells stories that are dark and sometimes confusing, fragments about loss, drugs and everyday struggle. But its focus, Mensa's ability to turn these experiences into a long and complex arc, also suggests a feeling as if he's sharing a secret that's been caught inside him. He describes the album as a process of rediscovery.” ROLLING STONE

“The debut album from this buzzy Chicago MC bursts with soulful classicism and witty, heartfelt verses”. - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Razor-like verses that are part confessional, biting, encouraging and witty. - VIBE

28 JULY 2017 (TORONTO, ON) - GRAMMY®-nominated artist Vic Mensa releases the highly anticipated debut album, The Autobiography, today via Roc Nation/Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Executive produced by Jay-Z and No I.D., the record features Pharrell, Weezer, The-Dream, Pusha T, Ty Dolla $ign, SYD, Chief Keef, Joey Purp, Dreezy, Saul Williams and more.

The Autobiography has already garnered early praise from outlets including NPRRolling StoneEntertainment Weekly, VIBE, Chicago Tribune and more. “It’s a deeply sincere album, an album thoughtful and genuine,” says Stereogum, awarding the title as the Album of the Week. “The album is sharp and layered and complex in some of the same ways…Mensa really does have stories to tell, and the urgency in the way he tells them helps make The Autobiography into something special.” 

The Autobiography is a narrative that spans Mensa's entire life. The 24-year-old artist digs deep into his past, present and future to demonstrate the impact of each. Tracks like “Didn’t I” and “Rollin’ Like A Stoner” focus on his past and present, while “We Could Be Free” and “Rage”, touch on his desire to move forward with his future. Known for his politically informed opinions, Mensa highlights current issues including racial identity, addiction, mental and emotional distress, and personal freedom on The Autobiography.

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1 - Say I Didn’t

2 - Memories on 47th St.

3 - Rollin' Like A Stoner

4 - Homewrecker feat. Weezer

5 - Gorgeous feat. Syd

6 - Heaven on Earth feat. The-Dream

7 - Card Cracker (Skit)

8 - Down 4 Some Ignorance (Ghetto Lullaby) feat. Chief Keef & Joey Purp

9 - Coffee & Cigarettes

10 - Wings feat. Pharrell Williams & Saul Williams

11 - Heaven on Earth (Reprise) 

12 - The Fire Next Time

13 - We Could Be Free feat. Ty Dolla $ign

14 - Rage (Bonus Track)

15 - OMG feat. Pusha T (Bonus Track)