Kanye West Featured In Vic Mensa’s “U Mad”: Listen

Christina Lee | April 11, 2015 5:58 am
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Back in March, Vic Mensa appeared alongside Kanye West in London to perform a unreleased song, “U Mad.” . Now a month later on April 10, the rising Chicago rapper debuted the studio version to his SoundCloud. (Stream it below.)

As fan footage of that London performance revealed, “U Mad” is a triumphant revolt — mostly. West spits of getting hit with lawsuits and hitting bartenders with bar stools, as if he knew that would bring recent headlines to mind. As to be expected, West’s guest verse is clunky, though chock-filled with instantly memorable one-liners: “She ain’t really bad, she a photo thot / I should hire this bitch, she so damn good at Photoshop.”

But it’s Mensa, an artist who only started becoming known two years ago, who unleashes the song’s most shocking verse — “Hit a bitch in the elevator like Ray Rice.” He’s talking about the NFL player who knocked his then-fiance Janay unconscious, yes, in an Atlantic City casino elevator. (The couple is now married.) West had lines like “Put my fist in her like a civil rights sign” in 2013’s Yeezus, but Mensa’s recalling an incident that was taped, then released to the world by TMZ. It’s a disgusting mental image in an otherwise undeniable banger.

Hear Vic Mensa, who’s also featured in Kanye West’s “Wolves,” out-Yeezy Yeezy himself in “U Mad” below.

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