Vic Mensa is having a huge year.

The Chicago born-and-bred, Save Money affiliate released his celebrated 2013 solo record, Innanetape, the first since the break-up of Kids These Days and has gone on to tour alongside Danny Brown, J. Cole, Wale, and more over the last few years. These days, he's been in the studio alongside Kanye West working on So Help Me God (He's featured on "Wolves" with Sia) and his own forthcoming project, Traffic, including his new single, "U Mad." Plus, Jay Z formally announced that Mensa joined the Roc Nation Records family yesterday. Safe to say, things are looking up.

Photographer Christine Yuan​ headed out to Coachella with Mensa and his crew, and captured what it's really like to perform out in Indio and kick back with your friends. Check out the photos above and stay tuned for more new music coming soon.