Hiphop artiste and business mogul, Jay Z has signed budding Ghanaian rapper, Vic Mensa, on his Roc Nation music label.
The deal between Vic Mensa, born Victor Kwesi Mensah and Jay Z was inked Tuesday and announced on the mogul’s music streaming site, Tidal.
Jay Z celebrated his new signee and said
“Welcome, let’s kill it”.
Vic, 21, is a Chicago-based rapper born to a Ghanaian father, Edward Mensah and an American mother, Betsy Mensah born in Chicago, Illinois in the US.
He started his music career by joining Kids These Days, which split in May 2013. After that break-up, he released his first major mixtape INNANETAPE.
Vic Mensa is currently the founder of SAVE MONEY and has had collaborations with Chance The Rapper and Kanye West.
He has several smash hits to his credit including ‘Down On My Luck’, ‘Feel That’ and ‘U Mad’.
Vic told Power 105, after the signing, in an interview that the deal “feels amazing.” He said,
“I’ve been the hugest Jay Z fan for like my whole life… I got a lot of faith and believe in how they do things at Roc Nation…”
“Jay is one of the smartest people I have ever met in general, and especially in music,”
The Ghanaian now joins a prestigious list of artistes already on the Roc Nation label. The list includes Kanye West, Rihanna and J. Cole.