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Vic Mensa Uncorks New Project I TAPE: Stream

The politically-charged follow-up to his 2020 project V TAPE

Vic Mensa Uncorks New Project I TAPE
Vic Mensa, photo by Danielle DeGrasse-Alston
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Vic Mensa has released a new project called I TAPE. Stream it below via Apple Music or Spotify.

The seven-song EP was announced last month alongside its lead single, “Shelter”, which features fellow Chicago local Chance The Rapper and Haitian crooner Wyclef JeanI TAPE is the follow-up to Mensa’s 2020 project V TAPE that was also seven songs in length. He has yet to officially acknowledge this, but it seems likely that the 27-year-old is building a series by releasing projects with titles that contain the letters of his first name.

V TAPE included a handful of guest rappers including SAINt JHN and BJ The Chicago Kid, but the only feature verses on I TAPE arrive during the aforementioned “Shelter”. Mensa spends the rest of the project delving into sober topics like incarceration, institutional racism, and anti-police sentiments.

Mensa paired “Shelter” with an incredibly moving video that detailed how Black populations have been uniquely ravaged by COVID-19, and today he’s also sharing a video for the I TAPE track “FR33DOM”. This one takes a more light-hearted approach by depicting pigs (the animal) with cop gear on and a fake news report that lists Mensa as someone who’s wanted by the FBI. Check it out below alongside a stream of the full project.

Mensa is the vocal star of the show on I TAPE, but the project does feature production from figures like Just Blaze, Peter CottonTale, Smoke Ono, SC, and Mensa himself.

I TAPE Artwork:

Vic Mensa I TAPE

I TAPE Tracklist:
01. INTRODUCTION
02. VICTORY
03. MILLIONAIRES
04. KWAKU
05. FR33DOM
06. MOOSA
07. SHELTER (feat. CHANCE THE RAPPER & WYCLEF JEAN)

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