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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Rapper Vic Mensa performs at Prophets of Rage and Friends' Anti Inaugural Ball at the Taragram Ballroom on January 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In a flaming plane, Vic Mensa drops with a vengeance. 

Crooning his way through the plane crash, he sings about wanting the listeners to see what he sees, and his trials of life, including drugs and suicide.

He said in a conversation with Clash that the song is about his perspectives of the world. “And overcoming gravity. Just fighting against gravity and trying to continuously rise upward. And it’s a message I want to give to people because kids commit suicide because they get torn down by the things that seem impossible to overcome, and I’ve felt like that a million times. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve felt like ending it all. But ‘Rage’ is that light through the darkness.”

The song has a very different sound compared to our earliest exposures of Vic with “U Mad” with Kanye West. He shares that he still works with Kanye and how “The way that Kanye’s mind works is a constant synopsis of different avenues that all run simultaneously. He’s always thinking about so many things, which is why he’s able to combine so many topics and sounds into one completely unique piece of music in every song that he makes.” 

With the signature sounds coming from this song, I wouldn’t be surprised if “Rage” was produced by Kanye. Check it out here: