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VIC MENSA PAYS HOMAGE TO GHANAIAN ROOTS WITH ‘METAPHYSICAL’

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Vic Mensa joins an impressive line-up of artistes such as Drake, Wale and Jidenna who attempt to bring the afrobeat genre to mainstream hip hop. His latest single “Metaphysical” is a reflective love song that sees Mensa crooning over a lush afro-infused production.

Born Victor Kwesi Mensah to a Ghanaian father and an American mother, The Roc Nation rapper, last visited Ghana in September 2015 to attend his grandmother’s funeral.

Mensa explained in a press release. “This is a song about desire. Admiration. Respect. Uncertainty. Surrender. Musically it’s African, tribal. My father is Ghanaian so I’ve wanted to take it there for a long time. I got Stefan Ponce who did “Down on My Luck” for me and Papi Beatz and just spoke my truth into song.”

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