4 Songs, 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Vic Mensa is as comfortable singing softly over synth pads as he is spitting bars, and on the Kid Cudi–style rock lament “Rollin’ Like a Stoner” he reminds us as much. But on this EP, he’s as likely to give hooks to Mr Hudson (“Almost There”) as to a chuckling Pharrell on the Neptunes throwback “OMG.” His lines are sharp: His girl on “OMG” is “mean-muggin’ like Frida Kahlo,” while on “Rage” he takes baleful stock of police brutality and his own directionless behaviour.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Vic Mensa is as comfortable singing softly over synth pads as he is spitting bars, and on the Kid Cudi–style rock lament “Rollin’ Like a Stoner” he reminds us as much. But on this EP, he’s as likely to give hooks to Mr Hudson (“Almost There”) as to a chuckling Pharrell on the Neptunes throwback “OMG.” His lines are sharp: His girl on “OMG” is “mean-muggin’ like Frida Kahlo,” while on “Rage” he takes baleful stock of police brutality and his own directionless behaviour.

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