VIC MENSA DEBUT ALBUM ‘THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY’ OUT THIS FRIDAY SYDNEY LISTENING PARTY THIS THURSDAY NIGHT
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY NO I.D. AND FEATURES WEEZER, THE-DREAM, PUSHA T, TY DOLLA $IGN, SYD, CHIEF KEEF, JOEY PURP, DREEZY, SAUL WILLIAMS AND MORE
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “OMG” FT. PUSHA HERE
GRAMMY®-nominated artist Vic Mensa will release his debut album, TheAutobiography, this Friday. In celebration, EMI Music Australia and Butter will host the exclusive Australian album listening party in Sydney this Thursday from 6-8pm – see HERE for more. Fans simply pre-save the album on Spotify for the chance to attend! VIEW Vic Mensa’s message to Aussie fans!
The Autobiography is available for pre-order HERE. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive album track “Wings.”
Executive produced by No I.D., The Autobiography features Weezer, The-Dream, Pusha T, Ty Dolla $ign, SYD, Chief Keef, Joey Purp, Dreezy, Saul Williams and more. See below for track listing. Earlier this week, Mensa partnered with a handful of local bookstores in Chicago to reveal the album title, release date and artwork, tying into the literary theme of the project.
The album is confessional to its core with a narrative that spans Mensa’s entire life. The 24-year-old artist digs deeply into his past (“Didn’t I,” “Heaven On Earth”), demonstrating how it impacts his present (“Rollin Like A Stoner,” “Down 4 Some Ignorance”), and how to move forward with his future (“We Could Be Free,” “Rage”). Known for his politically charged opinions, Mensa highlights numerous issues on The Autobiography, including racial identity, addiction, mental and emotional distress, and personal freedom.
“It’s such an honor to be giving you all my debut album, The Autobiography. This is my blood sweat & tears, I’m so infinitely grateful to everyone that’s been here with me for the ride. A lot of you were down with me when I was going through some of the hardest parts of my life, and I wrote an album about them, my debut album. I got so much love for the people that support me and I really did this album for y’all. Based on a true story.” – VIC MENSA
Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Vic Mensa first came to prominence as co-founder of Chicago’s premier SAVEMONEY rap collective. His 2013 solo debut mixtape INNANETAPE set the stage for his XXL Freshman cover in 2014. Mensa dropped the critically acclaimed EP There’s A Lot Going On in the spring of 2016 and the four-song capsule THE MANUSCRIPT in June of 2017. His explosive song “U MAD” has amassed 47 million cumulative streams and its companion video has clocked in over 15 millionplays to date.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY TRACK LISTING:
1 – Didn’t I (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]
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