An introduction to Mayfest's artists:

Vic Mensa

Victor Kwesi Mensah, better known by his stage name Vic Mensa, is a Grammy-nominated American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is currently signed to Roc Nation and was a member of the rock/rap group Kids These Days, which broke up in May 2013. Vicis also founder of the inpenetrable Chicago hip-hop collective SAVEMONEY which includes frequent collaborator and friend, Chance the Rapper. His debut single "Down on My Luck" was released in June 2014 and he’s been taking off since. On February 12, 2016, Kanye West debuted a track, titled "Wolves" from his upcoming album, The Life of Pablo. The song featured Vic, along with other well-known artist Sia. Most recently on June 3, 2016, Vic released a 7-track EP entitled There's A Lot Going On. This EP serves as a prelude to his debut album. Vic is most known to craft well-rounded stage shows, tackling issues of racism, inequality, violence, and mental health with deliberate care and artistry. Vic Mensa will definitely leave a large impression on Mayfest this year. We’ve been waiting on this one.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/vicsavemoney

 

 

Cheatcodes

Cheat Codes is an American electronic music DJ trio consisting of original members Trevor Dahl, Kevin Ford, and Matthew Russell, out of Los Angeles, California. Their name was inspired by Ford's brother who told him that he had found the "cheat code" to getting anything he wanted in life and that they embody the idea that anything is possible. The group is notable for their 2016 single "Sex", which samples the chorus from "Let's Talk About Sex" by Salt-N-Pepa. As well as "Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On)" with Dante Klein, which samples Kevin Lyttle's song "Turn Me On.” However, most recently after being signed to 300 Entertainment, the trio collaborated with pop superstar Demi Lovato on their newest single titled “No Promises.”

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cheatcodesmusic

 

Between Vic and the Cheatcodes, and even a very special guest, Mayfest 2017 is sure to an amazing time!

 

By Gabrielle LaMarco

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