Vic Mensa is ready to deliver his new album to the world. On Monday (Aug. 21), the Chicago emcee shared a short trailer for Victor, which is officially set to arrive Sept. 15. On Wednesday (Aug. 23), he dropped off its artwork, which comes courtesy of Terron Cooper Sorrells.
“For my second studio LP, I wanted the cover to depict me in a raw human form, displaying my rebirth and reformation,” Mensa explained about the cover on Instagram. “I was inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead and the legend of Osiris. What easter egg details can you make out in the painting?”
Victor is led by the tracks “STRAWBERRY LOUIS VUITTON” with Thundercat and Maeta, “$WISH” with G-Eazy and Chance The Rapper, and “Eastside Girl,” the last of which was released back in July and features an assist from Ty Dolla $ign. “Where your momma stay? What’s your daddy gang bang? Where your Benz parked at? What’s your girlfriend’s name? Is she comin’ quick? Look like she tryna get saved, put it on my face, wanna know how it taste,” the duo sing on the genre-bending effort.
Back in 2017, Mensa liberated his debut album, The Autobiography, a 15-song effort with contributions from Weezer, Pharrell Williams, Syd, The-Dream, Chief Keef, Pusha T, and more. Since then, the Roc Nation signee remained on the radar via notable EPs like HOOLIGANS, V TAPE, and Vino Valentino. In 2019, he and his 93PUNX collective delivered a self-titled effort that showcased the “Orange Soda” talent’s alternative side.
This Saturday (Aug. 26), Mensa and Chance will take to the stage at the Barclays Center to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their classic projects INNANETAPE and Acid Rap, respectively. Following that, the Windy City duo will bring the celebration to the Kia Forum on Sept. 21. Check out the full trailer for that below.
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