April 24, 2015
Fantasy Friday: Vic Mensa x Jay-z- Black Ghosts
A lot of talk in hip-hop news today is surrounding Vic Mensa's decision to sign with Roc Nation. We already knew Vic had close ties with Kanye as he worked on the songs Wolves and U Mad; I guess these releases caught Jay's attention, or perhaps Kanye put in a good word. Who is Vic Mensa you ask? A young MC from Chicago, close friends with Chance the Rapper, with a very unique sound and delivery. Why is this Roc Nation deal so big? Because Jay-z has only a few hip-hop artists actually signed to the label (beyond simply management).
In light of this new deal, it seems only right Jay-z does a song with the young spitter. He has done multiple songs with J. Cole, Kanye, and even Jay Electronica; all signed to his label. Black Ghosts seems like a fitting title for this collab considering Vic's music has been particular dark as of lately. I could see a very menacing beat and a bombardment of bars from both of these MC's. Hell, why not even get Kanye on the production. Anyway check out some inside footage of the deal below and what roll Nirvana played in it.