Due out via Jay Z’s Roc Nation, the new effort is the proper follow-up to the Chicago MC’s 2013 project INNANETAPE. The EP also comes after a long list of one-off singles (“Danger”) and big-name collaborations, including Kanye West’s “Wolves”, Flume’s “Lose It”, and the Skrillex-aided “No Chill”.
Among the seven tracks is a joint cut with Ty Dolla $ign, “Liquor Locker”. There’s also “16 Shots”, a song dedicated to Laquan McDonald, a black Chicago teen who was fatally shot 16 times by police officers in 2014. (Mensa protested against the police shooting last November.)
In addition to streaming options, Mensa has made There’s Alot Going On available for free download until July 4th for listeners who pledge to vote. For more information, head here.
The new EP reportedly precedes Mensa’s forthcoming full-length debut, Traffic.
There’s Alot Going On Tracklist:
01. Dynasty (Intro)
02. 16 Shots
04. New Bar
05. Liquor Locker (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
06. Shades of Blue
07. There’s Alot Going On