It was released on September 30, 2013, as a free digital download. The following day he began recording material for mixtape, already had chosen the title Innanetape. On August 30, 2013, Vic Mensa released a trailer for the mixtape parodying the beating of fellow Chicago rapper DJ Nate, who got robbed earlier in 2013. The video also revealed a September 30, 2013 release date for the mixtape. Christian Mordi of XXL gave the mixtape a “XL” rating, stating “Mensa provides lyrical nourishment throughout Innanetape. Complex ranked the mixtape at number 34, on their list of the 50 best albums of 2013.
They commented saying, “INNANETAPE displays Vic’s talent in its fullest fruition yet. As a rapper, Vic is physical, contorting words and playing with sounds. He bends the meter of songs in unexpected ways and dances freely between rapping and singing his lyrics. Vic Mensa’s INNANETAPE Was Inspired By A Night Of Tweakin’ – Music, Celebrity, Artist News”. Vic Mensa Releases ‘INNANETAPE’ Mixtape Featuring Chance The Rapper, Ab-Soul And Rockie Fresh – XXL”. Download Vic Mensa’s INNANETAPE Mixtape : BLARE”. Mixtape Of The Week: Vic Mensa Innanetape”.
Vic Mensa Shows He’s Not A Kid Anymore On His Inventive ‘INNANETAPE’ Mixtape – XXL”. Vic Mensa, Innanetape — The 50 Best Albums of 2013″. The 25 Best Mixtapes Of 2013 – Page 5 of 6 – XXL”. Vic Mensa – INNANETAPE – NoDJ”. Vic Mensa, is a Grammy award nominated American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Chicago, Illinois. Mensa is also a founder of the hip-hop collective Savemoney which includes frequent collaborator Chance the Rapper. Victor Kwesi Mensah was born on June 6, 1993. His father is from Ghana and his mother is a White American. Mensa began his career when he formed a band called Kids These Days in 2009. The band would eventually release two projects, an extended play titled Hard Times in 2011, and a mixtape titled Traphouse Rock in 2012.
On September 18, 2013, it was announced, that Mensa would be joining J. Cole and Wale on the What Dreams May Come Tour. Following the end of the What Dreams May Come Tour, he toured Europe with Danny Brown, for the beginning of February 21, 2014 and ending on March 8. On February 12, 2015, Kanye West debuted a song, titled “Wolves” at his Adidas Originals showcase. The song featured Mensa himself, along with Sia. On June 3, 2016, Vic Mensa released his debut extended play titled, There’s Alot Going On. He has performed as the opening act during Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour in Europe. Leading up to the release of Mensa’s debut studio album, he released his second extended play, The Manuscript on June 8, 2017.
In October 2018, as part of his BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, Mensa dissed late rapper XXXTentacion, referencing his domestic abuse charges. Subsequently he received backlash on social media as well as from other artists. Vic’s latest EP, Hooligans, was released on December 14, 2018. Vic Mensa — 25 New Rappers to Watch Out For”. 5 Influential Rappers That Broke The Mental Health Stigma”. Vic Mensa: meet Kanye’s punk protege”. How Rap Phenom Vic Mensa Cheated Death and Charmed Kanye”. Jeff Tweedy producing Chicago band Kids These Days’ debut record”. Exclusive: Vic Mensa Announces End Of Kids These Days, Drops Solo Video”. Watch: Damon Albarn performs with De La Soul, Vic Mensa at Governors Ball.