One of the very famous American rappers Victor Kwesi Mensah is also a Grammy Nominee. Professionally known as Vic Mensa, he is also the founder of Savemoney which is a hip-hop collection.
Previously, Vic was a member of Kids These Days. However, the group split in May of 2013.
Presently, Roc Nation has signed the rapper.
Victor Kwesi Mensah was born on 6th June of 1993 in Chicago, Illinois of the USA. He was born to father, Edward Mensah who is originally from Ghana. His mother Betsy Mensah, on the other hand, is a white American.
His parents also are a physical therapist and a professor of economics. The rapper grew up in Chicago’s neighborhood of Hyde Park.
Vic went to Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. The detail about his higher education is not available.
There are no details about what Vin did before becoming a rapper.
As a Rapper
Initially, rapper Vin was a member of Kids These Days which is a hip-hop group. While he was involved in the group, he also issued many mixtapes of his own.
In 2010, he released his first mixtape, and it was called Straight Up EP.
Later in the year 2013, the band broke up, and Vin started to work as a solo artist.
After splitting with the group, Vic created SaveMoney in no time. It is was in the same year 2013. Soon enough, Mensa became a solo artist.
Later in the same year, he released another mixtape called ‘Innanetape.’ The mixtapes of the rapper were quite successful and had many downloads. This helped Vic to gain exposure as a solo artist.
Later he even joined forces with different artists of the major level like Wale and J.Cole. It was in 2014 when they were on tour for ‘ What Dreams May Come.’
On 6th June of the same year, Vic released his debut single by Virgin EMI. The song is called ‘Down on My Luck.’ The song was a major hit and Vic was even in the top of XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class.
Recently in 2016, Vic worked alongside Sia and Kanye West. It was for Kanye’s song Wolves which is a single on his album The Life of Pablo.
Later in April of 2016, Kanye and Mensa collaborated again and released U Mad which was exclusive to Sound Cloud.
Before the collaboration, on 21st April of 2015, he signed a contract with Roc Nation. Later, the video of him signing the contract alongside Jay-Z released on the internet.
In the same year, he released single No Chill in July. In the same month, he released the remix version of Codeine Crazy.
On 14th August of 2015, he also released a single called ‘I Been.’ In the same year, as a co-writer of Kanye’s song All Day, he was nominated for a Grammy Awards.
In 2016, he again collaborated with Gorillaz, a virtual Band from Britan. He revealed the info on 17th May of 2016.
In the June of the same year, he released his new track. There’s Alot Going On. The track as a prelude to his first album.
He collaborated with Travis Scott and iLoveMakonnen in 2016 and on 8th of February it was announced that the were a part of “WANGSQUAD” campaign by Alexander Wang.
Awards and Nomination
Rapper Vic Mensa has not yet won any award. However, in 2015, he was nominated for a mtvU Woodie Awards for his single “Down on My Luck. Followed by a Grammy Awards nomination in 2016.
|Name||Victor Kwesi Mensah|
|Birthdate||June 6, 1993|
|Birth Place||Chicago, IL|
|Mother’s Name||Betsy Mensah|
|Father’s Name||Edward Mensah|
|Height||5′ 9″ (1.75 m)|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
The rapper has tattoos on his entire body and numerous piercings. He also has dyed his hair tips blonde.
Relationship and Marriage
There are not much information about the rapper’s dating life available. However, he has been rumored to be dating Natalie Wright.
Rapper Vic Mensa has a total of 568 thousand followers on his official Instagram page. He also has 292 thousand followers on his official Twitter page.
The estimated net worth of Mensa is $2 million. He earned the sum through his career as a rapper and a producer.
Rumors and Controversies
In August of 2016, the rapper was arrested by police for stealing things from Barneys. He had not stolen anything and was shopping spending a massive $4,000 in the store.
During this incident, he shared it on snap chat and shared how people treat black men as a criminal.