After announcing his Roc Nation allegiance back in April, Vic Mensa has maintained a prolific presence thanks to an endless stream of Apple Music exclusives including a collaboration with Skrillex and a delightfully triptastic remix of Future's "Codeine Crazy." Vic then used his appearance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards to make a bold statement about the nation's desperate need for police reform, before being hand-selected by "U Mad" collaborator Kanye West to model Yeezy Season 1 alongside Tink.
However, before the Roc Nation takeover (sidenote: Where's the CDQ of "Wolves," Vic?), Vic Mensa was just a kid in Chicago with a desire to create something bigger than himself. "He really did what he always knew he was going to do," producer and friend Stefan Ponce tells the FADER, whose new documentary traces Vic and the rest of the SAVEMONEY crew's roots back to the source.
"It was cool to see what [Vic Mensa and SAVEMONEY] were doing," adds director Aaron Brown, "because they were doing something that has a lot more dimension." The 12-minute film features studio footage, an emotional moment in Hyde Park, and friends' insight on the rise of Vic Mensa and the future of the SAVEMONEY crew.