$outhside Story – Vic Mensa ft. Common
“$outhside Story” is a soulful and introspective track by Chicago-based rapper Vic Mensa, featuring the legendary emcee Common. The song is part of Vic Mensa’s album “VICTOR,” which was released on September 15, 2023. The song delves into the artists’ personal experiences, reminisce about summer nights filled with fireworks and gunshots, shedding light on the harsh realities of life in their community and reflecting on the experiences of a young Victor, which is Vic Mensa’s real name.
With evocative lyrics and a soulful beat, it paints a vivid picture of resilience, hope, and the complex narratives that shape their hometown. Common’s guest verse adds depth and authenticity to this powerful musical narrative, making it a thought-provoking commentary on their shared South Side story. The album also features other notable artists, such as Big Sean, Ed Sheeran, and Jay Electronica, showcasing Vic Mensa’s versatility and ability to collaborate with a diverse range of musicians.