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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vic Mensa

He is the co-founder of the hip hop collective Savemoney campaign and a former member of Kids These Days, Vic Mensa was born as Victor Kwesi Mensah on 6 June 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. He is currently signed to Roc Nation. He was chosen to be on the cover of XXL for the Freshman Class of 2014. He received a nomination for Best Rap Song at the 58th Grammy Awards as a songwriter for co-writing Kanye West’s single “All Day”. There is no doubt that the versatile 23-years-old activist and rapper is definitely paving a successful path for himself in the music industry.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the American recording artist, Vic Mensa:

1. Vic Mensa was born as Victor Kwesi Mensah on 6 June 1993 in Chicago, Illinois.

2. His father is from Ghana and his mother is an American.

3. He is currently signed to Roc Nation.

4. He was a member of the group Kids These Days, which broke up in May 2013.

5. He is also founder of the hip-hop collective Savemoney which includes frequent collaborator Chance the Rapper.

6. He was chosen to be on the cover of XXL for the Freshman Class of 2014.

7. His debut single “Down on My Luck” was released in June 2014 by Virgin EMI, which topped many music charts nationwide.

8. He has collaborated with prominent artists like Kanye West, J Cole, Wale and Chance the Rapper to name a few.

9. In 2015, he received a nomination for Best Rap Song at the 58th Grammy Awards as a songwriter for co-writing Kanye West’s single “All Day”.

10. He mentioned in an interview with XXL Magazine artists like Jay Z, Timberland, Lupe Fiasco and Tupac as his musical influences.

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