Vic Mensa Teams Up with Thundercat for Free-Falling "Strawberry Louis Vuitton"

It's dedicated to the late Virgil Abloh

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jan 27, 2023

Vic Mensa has joined forces with bass virtuoso Thundercat and R&B vocalist Maeta for his first song of the year, "Strawberry Louis Vuitton," arriving today via Roc Nation alongside a thrill-seeking music video.

A tribute to the late Virgil Abloh, the accompanying clip sees Mensa skydiving while wearing a custom recreation of one of the fashion icon's suits.

"I made 'Strawberry Louis Vuitton' while watching one of Virgil's last LV films; the one with Saul Williams," the musician explained in a statement. "When I heard the sample it just spoke to me, so I chopped it, made the beat, and wrote the song on the spot. It was really a freestyle."

He added: "I always imagined Thundercat doing the bridge... we recorded it when he was on tour and I was doing my art show in Chicago. When Virgil passed away I kind of felt like he had given this song to me; the gift that keeps on giving, in a way."

See a preview of the video below, and head to Facebook to watch the full clip.

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