Vic Mensa Teased His Roc Nation Signing A Week Early and We Had No Idea

If you haven’t yet heard, 21-year-old Chicago native Vic Mensa was announced yesterday as the newest member of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label.  And the best part of the deal?  Mesna dangled his Roc Nation signing in front of us a good part of a week and we all had no idea.  Don’t know what we’re talking about?  Let’s take a look back to last week, from this:

To this:

Building his name and unique delivery over the past year with hits such as “Down On My Luck,” “Wimme Nah” and “Feel That,” Mesna has caught the attention of music execs everywhere including Roc Nation’s Lenny S who congratulated the Chicago emcee via Instagram where he also told the story of Mensa’s rise to Roc Nation signee.

Mensa’s first Roc Nation release is in the form of his recent Kanye West featured banger, “U Mad.”  You can catch the new heat below along with Vic Mensa’s exclusive Sway In The Morning interview.  Congrats to Vic and the SAVEMONEY crew!


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