If Vic Mensa’s music hasn’t given you enough clues about what he’s really into, then his video for “Feel That” will pull the curtain back a little further.
The Chicago rapper took MTV News behind-the-scenes on his video set, and we weren’t mad at what we saw. Vic was posted up on a red velvet couch, with a plate of food and a stripper werkin’ hard in front of him. No objections here.
“The video completely reflects the vibe of the song,” he said. “I see music in colors and this one was like green, orange, purple, dark hues and that’s what the video is.”
He explained that the song actually came together during the wee morning hours of a studio session, since delirium sometimes breeds the best material.
“Me and [Smoko Ono] was in the studio one day and I’d made a different record, and then I was like, ‘man, put on the beat, lemme just freestyle over over one of your beats,’” Vic said, recalling that fateful night. “It was like middle of the night — we’d been in the studio all evening — I was talking sh– in the booth, and I said ‘I feel that.’”
And the rest is history. Smoko asked him to repeat “Feel That” a few times, and then it just stuck.
The video for “Feel That” premieres on Wednesday, July 16, on MTV Jams, MTV Hits, AMTV and AMTV2 2. And if you’re still craving more Vic Mensa, make sure to catch his performance on “Wild ‘N Out” that night at 11 p.m. EST.