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Rappers Vic Mensa, Hundred Round Kado Join Forces To Help Liberate The Incarcerated Through Literature

Literature has the power to spark self-evolution, and Vic Mensa stands behind that.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 31, 2022

Vic Mensa Launches Illinois' First Black-Owned-And-Led Adult-Use Cannabis Company

While cannabis has been a staple in Vic Mensa’s life since his adolescence, he’s officially getting in the game. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @vicmensa  

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 9, 2022

G Herbo Turns His Elementary School Into Incubator That He Now Uses to Give Back

Rapper G Herbo continues to show love and give back to the city that raised him. In 2018, the Chicago-native purchased the building of his former school, Overton Elementary School, according to an Instagram post. Then, in 2013, Trading-U reports the elementary school was shut down, as part of a wave of public school closings. Thankfully, Herbo joined a project that helped turn it into a youth center, also serving as a music incubator and media lab for the kids. As he’s no stranger to helping his community, Herbo has even launched “Swervin’ Through Stress: Tools to Help Black Youth Navigate Mental Wellness.” His aim is to provide therapeutic resources for young adults who have experienced trauma and to raise public awareness about mental health issues. This past Saturday (Sept. 19), Herbo joined fellow Chicago rappers Vic Mensa and Chance The Rapper to do a peace walk with the kids along with a back-to-school drive. They gave away free shoes along with school supplies. Attendees were...

Shanique Yates

Sep 22, 2020