Interview – Rapper & Activist Vic Mensa

Rapper Vic Mensa Speaks out on Gun Control, Activism, and Social Change

Chicago rapper Vic Mensa discusses how love and concern for his hometown drove him to become an activist and humanitarian. While many of his song lyrics speak to the horrors of gun violence, Mensa goes even further, using his platform to promote gun control legislation and get behind movements like March for Our Lives and the protests at Standing Rock. His foundation, SaveMoneySaveLife, will help provide medical assistance and educational programs to communities in Chicago that have the highest rates of violence.

Speaking face-to-face with Mensa, I felt his passion for these issues. I personally interviewed Mensa, directed the shoot, and produced and edited this piece for publication. See it on Mashable’s website.