Vic Mensa has dropped a smooth new track entitled “Strawberry Louis Vuitton,” which features Thundercat and Maeta.
To accompany the release, the Chicago rapper shared an action-packed visual, which you can watch up top. The video sees him parachute out of a plane while playing guitar. Shot on video with a scuzzy aesthetic, it pairs well with the throwback indie sound of the song itself, which sees him blend his exploration of more rock-oriented sounds with hip-hop.
“I made 'Strawberry Louis Vuitton' while watching one of Virgil's last LV films; the one with Saul Williams,” said Vic. “When I heard the sample it just spoke to me, so I chopped it, made the beat, and wrote the song on the spot. It was really a freestyle. I always imagined Thundercat doing the bridge...we recorded it when he was on tour and I was doing my art show in Chicago. When Virgil passed away I kind of felt like he had given this song to me; the gift that keeps on giving, in a way.”
Earlier this month, it was announced that Mensa was planning to help bring clean water to over 200,000 people in Ghana by building wells. “We’re building 3 Boreholes in different communities in Ghana to provide clean drinking water; the first being the Asokore Zongo in Koforidua where my family lives, which is already built,” said Mensa, whose father is from Ghana. “The other locations are a nearby community called Efiduase and then our ancestral village in the Volta Region Amedzope. Most people in communities like this in Ghana experience constant water borne diseases.”
Stream “Strawberry Louis Vuitton” below with Spotify and watch the video on Facebook or up top via YouTube.