Although things may seem as if they happened overnight for the rap duo, Slim Jxmmi & Swae Lee had been working hard towards their vision long before they were introduced to the world. Growing up in the small town of Tupelo, Mississippi, there wasn’t much to do for kids of their age and style; rapping quickly became their main source of fun and creativity. In high school Swae & Jxmmi earned a reputation for throwing the wildest parties in town, often performing their music in the midst of the airs.
After closing out 2013 with US dates on the J. Cole and Wale “What Dreams May Come” tour and a European tour with Danny Brown, Mensa released his biggest single to date; 2014’s “Down On My Luck.” In 2015, Vic Mensa will release new music and thus far has collaborated with Kanye West and Sia on “Wolves” – the first track on Kanye West’s upcoming album ‘So Help Me God’. Vic Mensa’s live performances to date include Wireless Festival, The Governors Ball Festival, the Emmy Award-winning comedy show Saturday Night Live and the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival.
Ekali was accepted as Canada’s sole participant in the REd Bull Music Academy in 2014. Since then, he’s gone on to receive over twenty million streams, tour every corner of the world & receive a writing credit on Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”. His unique sound has earned him loyal following worldwide, and cemented his as one of electronic music’s most promising artists.