Skip to main content

JAY-Z’s New Music Is “Fresh as F*ck,” According to Vic Mensa

In an interview about his upcoming album and social injustice, Vic Mensa made a comment about Jay Z that will get fans excited.

In an interview about his upcoming album and social injustice, Vic Mensa made a comment about Jay Z that will get fans excited.

“I've heard a little bit of some Hov shit and it's fresh as fuck, but I can't say anything about anything else,” Mensa told Rap-Up about his Roc Nation boss. The reveal came after he spoke about Jay and Beyoncé's sincerity.

"[Jay Z and Beyoncé] are just smart people, really good people. That’s something I find as I meet more people in this industry: some of the top dogs are the kindest and in a sense most humble," he added. "A lot of people feel themselves when they don’t really have a right to. Hov and Beyoncé are people that I’ve seen, on mad occasions, just be real cool to people that they don’t know."

Mensa's remarks, while news-worthy, are nothing new, really. Jay's affiliates have always propped up his recorded and unreleased music. But Vic Mensa’s comments do further hint that Jay may indeed have a new album in the works, as he's the second associate to mention stashed songs in recent weeks.

In late July, Jermaine Dupri dropped a Jay-related bomb on the Rap Radar podcast.



DJ Neptune, Yungeen Ace & Joony: Best of the Week

DJ Neptune, Yungeen Ace, and Joony, among others, have the best new songs on Audiomack this week.


10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now

Luh Soldier, Snowsa, SGaWD, and K.Charles are four of the 10 new rappers you need to know right now on Audiomack.


Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie & Earl Sweatshirt: Best of the Week

Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie, and Earl Sweatshirt, among others, had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.

“I know the name of Hov’s new album and everything right now,” he smiled. He then added, “it might be done.”

Jay Z has been more visible in 2016. In classic Hov fashion, he has stopped by for few well-selected cameo verses, making each one feel like a major event before retreating back to the shadows.

He joined Pusha T to revisit his days on the block with the cavernous "Drug Dealers Anonymous," popped up on a remix to Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s "All The Way Up," and he brought his signature Hov boastfulness to DJ Khaled’s "I Got The Keys" with Future. He also addressed police brutality on a new solo song called "Spiritual."

A new album would be Jay-Z's first since 2013's Magna Carta Holy Grail, expectations for which would be (probably unreasonably) sky-high. There have also been rumors that he and Beyoncé would release a collaborative album together, or that he would release a response to Beyoncé's Lemonade, an album where Bey speaks about withstanding a relationship with a cheating husband.

Only time will tell what Jay Z is cooking up, but it seems clear that there's something on the way.



Vic Mensa Dissing Drake Is Dumb, Not Dangerous

Roc Nation signee Vic Mensa takes shots at Drake on his latest single, could be in real "Danger" as a result.


Vic Mensa on Near Death Acid Trip: "I'm Just Glad It Wasn't a Real Pistol"

The Chicago lyricist is unafraid to speak about the pitfalls of drugs instead of simply glorifying their usage.


From JAY-Z to Vic Mensa, What Comes After the Confessional Rap Album?

After artists completely bare their soul, where do they go next?

JAY-Z & Beyoncé Turned In 'EVERYTHING IS LOVE' Three Hours Before Release

JAY-Z & Beyonce are Named Richest Celebrity Couple

Twitter clowned Jay for getting called out on "Lemonade," but he and Bey are laughing all the way to the bank.


Vic Mensa 'The Autobiography' 1 Listen Album Review

Vic Mensa has a lot to say on 'The Autobiography' and he says it with vigor, passion and unfiltered rawness.


Family Matters: The Brotherhood of Chance the Rapper & Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa blacked out Chance's face in a recent Instagram post. Is their longtime friendship in trouble?