Vic Mensa‘s The Autobiography debuted on the Billboard 200 this week, though it’s not very high up. The JAY-Z-approved project sold 16k in its first week, landing on the chart at number 27. Aminé also made his debut with Good For You, selling 14k and coming in around number 30.
Elsewhere on the chart, Tyler The Creator’s Flower Boy LP fell 75% in its second week, going from number 2 to number 12 with an additional 26k.
Check out this week’s full top 10 below!
Scooter Braun, who manages artists among the likes of Justin Bieber, Lil Dicky and [sorta] Kanye West, has now added Vic Mensa to his roster.
“It’s official,” Scooter wrote in an Instagram post, confirming what was reported earlier this summer. “Welcome to the family @vicmensa. This guy is very special and this album is important.”
Vic signed to Roc Nation for management in 2015, which Scooter made clear was still in tact. He will merely be stepping in for additional duties – which apparently already include putting him on tour with the Biebs.
Check out the list of those dates in the gallery. Congrats on the new move, guys!
Vic Mensa was spending his hard-earned money at Barney’s earlier this week, when a nearby police officer apparently decided that he just couldn’t fathom the idea of a young black man being able to afford such a luxury. According to a series of videos posted by Vic after the alleged incident, he was detained by police when he went to his car, who accused him of stealing from the high-end store.
“I’m tired of dealing with these motherfuckers man,” Vic said, while pointing at the officer. “Over here just giving a n*gga trouble for all types of stupid shit. We didn’t steal shit. I go in Barney’s and spend four racks and get accused of stealing.”
Scooter Braun has added two new artists to his roster of high profile clients. Braun, who is famously known for managing Justin Bieber, has signed Usher and Vic Mensa to his management company SB Projects.
Usher and Braun‘s relationship has been well documented for years, as Usher is often given credit for co-signing Justin Beiber long before his fruitful career began.
“I’ve always been in the Scooter family,” Usher says of the signing. “We actually have worked together on artists, and worked together in business. So it’s just a continuum.”
Kid Cudi, Vic Mensa, Pusha T and many more signed an open letter to Congress this week, in an attempt to curb gun violence through government action.
In addition to those mentioned above, over 150 musicians and music industry executives teamed up with Billboard to petition a change for gun purchase laws. The music giants released a 40-second video on Twitter to accompany the video, which you can see below.
The letter comes during a historic sit-in being staged at the House of Representatives by House Democrats in response to this month’s tragic shooting in Orlando, FL.
The letter states:
The day after posting and deleting the above bizarre photoshopped image that removed Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa hit up L.A.‘s Power 106 to promote his new EP. While there, he spit a freestyle for the LA Leakers, and it sounds like his petty pic wasn’t his only shot at his former friend.
“Phone ring – I might have to call up Miss Info
Let her get a little bit of info
Bout some n*ggas that I used to be cool with…”
Hmm! I wonder what could have possibly happened! Check out the clip below.
Vic Mensa apparently got into it with longtime friend Chance The Rapper yesterday, after having just celebrated his birthday with him earlier this week!
On Sunday night, the guys were in NYC for Chance‘s Summer Jam Festival Stage performance and Vic‘s and Governor’s Ball performance. Though both shows actually ended up cancelled, they made the best of it by partying at 40/40 with none other than Jay Z and Beyoncé to celebrate Vic‘s 23rd year of life.