Vic Mensa’s debut album The Autobiography has been a long time coming. Since landing on XXL’s Freshman cover in 2014, and then linking with Jay-Z and The Roc a year later, he’s been distinguishing himself as a standout among a generation Chicago rappers that is absolutely loaded with talent. He hasn’t been shy about his desire to share his first opus with the world and in the end he just couldn’t hold out for another week.
Less than two months after revealing that new music was imminent and releasing the 4-track warm-up EP The Manuscript, Vic delivers his 15-track debut 7 days ahead schedule. The project, which was executive-produced by the esteemed No I.D., features appearances from Chief Keef, Joey Purp, Pharrell, Ty Dolla $ign, The-Dream, Weezer and Pusha T on the previously released bonus cut “OMG.”
Head over to NPR for your early listen and look for the album to hit streaming services and retailers next Friday.
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