Vic Mensa Freestyles on Skrillex’s OWSLA Radio
Vic Mensa collaborated with Skrillex on the song "No Hands," so the two have built a bit of a rapport. So when Vic Mensa appeared on Skrillex's Beats 1/Apple Music show OWSLA Radio, the host put him up to a friendly test and had the Chicago rapper kick a freestyle off the top of his head.
Skrillex selected a Louis The Child track called "From Here," which appeared on the OWSLA label compilation Worldwide Broadcast, for Vic Mensa to use for the freestyle. As Vic Mensa began rocking over the instrumental, he entertained everyone in the studio with his rhymes.
"Cause life is a blessing, I've known that from day one/My father told me that I'd be in Malibu eating guacamole/Just cooling, took a ride down the 101/It's Friday night, I think I'm about to have some fun/I got good friends in the building, it's me and Sonny/Nighttime, but I'm still feeling sunny/Shout out to dunnies, all my n---as on the east coast/But this southside, the beast coast," Vic Mensa raps.
The performance really impressed Skrillex, who was practically gushing with praise for Vic Mensa's freestyle display.
"I know a lot of artists, but very few in the world could come in, in any situation like this, and do what you just did," Skrillex told Vic Mensa.
It was a solid job by Vic Mensa, but perhaps Skrillex went a bit overboard with the praise for the rap. Another possibility is Skrillex has not heard many unrehearsed freestyles in his life.
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