Vic Mensa Details How Nas & Kanye West Inspired Him To Start Rapping

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“Nas wasn’t a big-time kingpin in his music and wasn’t like a gangster. He was the observer and the narrator,” continues Mensa. He was an writer and I at all times was a heavy reader, so Nas contextualized all this s**t to me as I am beginning to write lyrics and made me see hip hop as being an writer and a narrator and create on that literary stage of the greats, however in our personal street-informed medium.”

Of course, Mensa additionally cites one other Chicago determine as an integral a part of his improvement –