Download Vic Mensa Dark Things mp3
Vic Mensa spoke about his creative vision for “Dark Things” while filling in as host on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. “[It’s] something that I wanted to make to represent those dark edges and recesses of my mind,” he said of the single. He added that Hooligans also showcases “different energies,” including tracks with “more fun summertime energy.”
The rapper also played and discussed some of his favorite songs – including Echo and the Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon,” Tupac’s “Me Against the World” and Rage Against the Machine’s “People of the Sun” – during the radio spot. “I think this record is especially relevant right now,” he said of “People of the Sun.” “Because he comes in and talking about Maya Mexica. And, with everything going on, all the anti-immigrant sentiment and all the fear-mongering, it’s important to remember the words that Zack De la Rocha put in this song.”
Hooligans follows Mensa’s two 2017 releases, his long-awaited debut album The Autobiography and his EP The Manuscript. The new project will feature a variety of collaborations, including tracks with Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Herb, Charlie Wilson, G-Eazy, and the Neighbourhood’s Jesse Rutherford.