The year 2016 is young and fresh, and still we’ve witnessed everything from Donald Trump become the Republican candidate for the U.S. presidency, to mass protests sparked by police brutality and the killing of unarmed black men. Clearly, There’s a lot going on.
Story | Ricky Rodas
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This is the feeling Vic Mensa seeks to capture in his new EP There’s a lot going on, released Thursday, June 2. His latest project since his 2013 breakout mixtape INNATETAPE, Mensa displays a raw and unbridled sound perfect for tackling today’s darkest moments.
This is displayed in “16 shots”, the first song he debuted via Beats 1 Radio; Mensa dedicates “16 shots” to Laquan Mcdonald, a Chicago teenager who in 2014 was shot 16 times and killed by police officers.
Mensa has partnered with the Hip Hop Caucus’ Respect My Vote! Campaign, making the EP a free download for anyone who pledges to vote here.