Chicago rapper Vic Mensa has just released a new single with Chance The Rapper and Wyclef called “Shelter”.
The new single denounces the American system with its history of over-criminalization, racial injustice and problems that affect the lives of people from disadvantaged communities.
Vic Mensa is inspired by facts that are close to his heart, such as the incarceration of Julius Jones, who is on death row despite irrefutable evidence of his innocence, and the death of Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police.
“”Shelter” is a spiritual note, a healing frequency… It was inspired not by Hollywood or Paris, but by what’s going on on the ground – in the real world, with the real people”, said Mensa on its track.
With Wyclef adding, “The journey of this song was so important. It’s very crucial we, as musicians, use our voice to represent those who are not so easily able to be heard”.
“Shelter” is a preview of Vic’s new project, I TAPE, which follows up on last summer’s highly acclaimed V TAPE, which saw Mensa return to the rap scene, after his punk rock project earlier in that same year.
The “Shelter” video premiered on MTV Live, MTVU, BET Soul and BET Jams, and you can check out the new track “Shelter” below: