August 28, 2013
Vic Mensa Talks High School & His Alter Ego w/ The Masked Gorilla
Rap has always been a young man’s game. With the Internet leveling the playing field in recent years, that sentiment has never been more true. The Masked Gorilla is the definitive youth voice in hip-hop, covering emerging rappers and producing exclusive interviews since 2009. With that being said, we fittingly teamed up with Green Label for a bi-monthly interview series focusing on young rappers who are on the brink of grabbing mainstream attention.
Before Vic Mensa could even drive he was circulating the blogosphere with his music. However the Chicago rapper truly gained traction later in high school, with his band Kids These Days. The seven piece alt rock/ rap outfit toured the country, starred in a Nation wide commercial, and played on Conan, all before breaking up this past May.
With the band behind him, the now 19 year old rapper is preparing the release of a new mixtape. We spoke with Vic about the Kids These Days breakup, Chance The Rapper, his alter ego, and more.
Click here to read the full interview on Green-Label.