It’s simple, this up and coming wordsmith hailing from Chicago gives us unique and effortless bars.

Since the top of the year, the former Kids These Days frontman has flaunted his skills on the mic, and proves why he’s primed for a breakout just like his homie, Chance The Rap- per.

He shys away from typical promotional bars that oversaturate mainstream rap today in order to focus on the musical- ity in his tracks. Born to a Ghanaian father and a Caucasian mother in New York, Mensa grew up on the predominantly African American Southside of Chicago, but attending school on the North Side, meant

that he was exposed to a variety of people, culture and music during childhood.

He spent his early years geeking out on Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, the Rolling Stones and AC/DC

before a passion for skate- boarding pointed him in the direction of hip-hop. Vic has been paying his dues to

the game and looks to be the next Chicago rapper on the fast track to fame.

Without promoting the trap lifestyle of Chief Keef, Lil Reese and King Louie,

which I will get into on Lil Durk’s article, Vic hustles on the Innanetape debut track, ‘Did It B4′, alter- nating between dissing the fake rappers and the radio puppeteers that control them. Men- sa is his own force to be reckoned with on the mic. Vic tries to show, not tell, and he achieved that by trading bars with Bun- B and A$AP Rocky on MTVs ‘Rap Fix,” in November. His new project features

Chance The Rapper, Rockie Fresh, Ab-Soul, BJ The Chi- cago Kid and more.