We spoke to the Chicago hip-hop artist about his debut album, finding empathy, R Kelly, rock ‘n roll and more.
“An introduction to Victor, not Vic Mensa, the one you never meet in a XXL issue”
The first of a two-part project.
“This needs to be a time of healing.”
“We don’t have a problem putting out a mixtape and dissing each other… but when it comes to police brutality… no one wants to stand up.”
“I feel like these ideas of racism, bigotry, xenophobia, Islamophobia and homophobia are so damaging to both the hater and the hated because having that type of energy on your heart and on your mind [is hard]”
“Tomorrow we have the biggest election of our lifetime, so you gotta get out and vote against hate, because Donald Trump is a racist and if you don’t vote, racism wins.”
“I had this toy pistol in my trunk, it was part of my costume. And I’m just glad it wasn’t a real pistol.”
“Comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
“I ain’t got no problem with Justin Timberlake/That’s the media spin, don’t believe the shit they say”