Chicagoan Vic Mensa is at his best on his latest project The Manuscript. From the jump he lets you know this, “This for all my fans that say they want that old Vic, I’ve grown too much to ever be the old Vic/I’m new and improved call me Vic 2.0/ Still making two points every time I move an O.” With the legendary No I.D. on the boards and Mr Hudson on the hook it’s a powerful opener to say the least. The aptly ‘OMG’ sees Vic trading verse with Pusha T with Pharell on the hook and beat. The combination makes for what may be one of the coldest rap records of 2017 to date. ‘Rollin Like A Stoner’ changes the pace with Vic getting on his Kid Cudi inspired rock star shit. Closing things out is ‘Rage,’ an epic conclusion that has him channeling Bowie, before switching between rockstar raging and conscious and emotional bars. In a year of incredible rap releases The Manuscript stands out with the best of them. Who else is excited for Vic’s album this year?