Though hip-hop with a live band is nothing new, Vic Mensa is one of the more gifted rappers Chicago has produced, and the band is a skilled, flexible machine. Although Kids These Days has a clean image, Vic, a charismatic performer, isn't afraid to tackle some rougher subjects in his lyrics. The group could as easily appear on the Disney Channel as it tours the country. It's the Roots for the next generation.
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