LISTEN: Vic Mensa’s New Pro-LGBT Song, “Free Love”

Vic Mensa just dropped a new song on his Soundcloud account entitled Free Love. The song, unsurprisingly from its title, is incredibly politically charged. Taking a definitive pro-LGBT stance, Mensa asks “What ever happened to free love/I wanna know, I wanna know” in the chorus, and saying in the verses “You can fuck who you wanna fuck/You can love who you wanna love.” Direct references to events such as North Carolina’s attempts to discriminate trans people via bathroom laws. The song, coming in at 5 minutes and 43 seconds, was produced by Papi Beatz. Mensa also helped in the production.

Free Love also includes features from a number of different artists. The most important feature on the track is from Le1f, an openly gay rapper who has been rising in popularity for several years. Leif asks in the song “Who made you the one to judge and put my life on trial?”

Also included in the track are pop artist Halsey, rapper and spoken word artist Malik Yusef, and underground rapper Lil B. Lil B closes the song, calling out domestic partnerships, as “they don’t got the same benefits.” He ends the song acapella, saying that if someone doesn’t support gay marriage, then “don’t get gay married.”

Mensa posted the track to his Soundcloud account for his 273,000 followers. Prior to the release of it, he tweeted a statement in support of the LGBT community.

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