Vic Mensa’s Punk Band to Play Show at ICE Headquarters
It’s no secret that Vic Mensa is not a fan of the current policy when it comes to immigration. Now the rapper-activist is taking his protest right at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) doorsteps.
On Friday (Aug. 30), Vic announced on his Instagram page that he and his band 93Punx will perform at a rally to protest ICE at their headquarters in Los Angeles on Sept. 2. The event will begin at 4 p.m. PST.
“THE DAY TO PULL UP ON I.C.E. & ROCK OUT,” the Chicago rapper captioned the flyer, which features an illustration of kids holding up a banner that reads, “Rock For Children’s Rights.”
"It’s topical but ambiguous, addressing shit like immigration detention centers, the Pulse nightclub shooting and Catholic priest sex abuse, just coming at it in crazy, creative, conceptual ways," he said.
Vic, who was a 2014 XXL Freshman, believes it's important for artists to speak the truth to the young black youth.
"I come from a Black Panther school of thought," he said. "There’s many ways to say things, and oftentimes I’ve been crude and brash in my delivery. It could’ve honestly been far more effective, but at the root of it, I’m just trying to pass the truth along to where it’s been denied and forgotten. In search for the truth, sometimes you go through a precarious territory."
Check out Vic Mensa's flyer for his protest concert at ICE headquarters below.
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