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Vic Mensa on Julius Jones and his new song: It’s ‘a gift to be able to be useful in a meaningful way to the lives of real people’

“I am human, you know, damaged. And I know everybody else is too,” said Vic Mensa. “And music is one of the most powerful communication tools that we have.” Like most other people, the last year was emotionally and creatively transformative for Mensa. Used to constant travel and performances, Mensa said the year forced him to sit with himself and be OK with himself. “A trying time like this helps me to learn stillness and how to navigate my own mind. It’s like, either I figure it out, or it’s going to consume me and swallow me whole,” he said. The result of some of that stillness can be heard …

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