Sound Opinions: Vic Mensa – Codeine Crazy (Icarus Story)


I make a habit of reading comments under songs I post, not to formulae my own opinion, but because you can tell when someone is late to getting into an artist. Codeine Crazy (Icarus story) is Vic Mensa‘s newest drop, and if this is too weird for you then you really haven’t been listening. With all the recent news about the not-so-new issue prominent drug use, or rather the promotion of it in rap music, this seems like it fits perfectly as Vic speaks on dealing with stardom and maintaining a sense of self. It also helps that it’s a spin on Future‘s Codeine Crazy, so if you were wondering, I’ve ruined it for you for the sake of art.

The alternative rock feel to the song might catch some people off guard, but Vic has been bending genres for years. If you missed the Skrillex collab¬†‘No Chill‘¬†that dropped this week, then I can understand your ignorance. He tweeted “This s*** is about nothing but music and emotion” so keep that in mind while you take this music high.

BTW he has a show today in NYC, yes I RSVP’d (duh)

Chris aka Profound aka Chris Beykhun is an editor and long time member of the team. His long history with The TakeOvah stems back to the early college radio days and have seen him tackle many new endeavors such as Brooklyn Canvas (photography), Bacon Life (BLC lifestyle brand), and artist management. A student of sound, a realist with a whimsical love for anime, a writer and aesthetic chaser, his thirst for knowledge and "look at it this way" mentality is one he puts into everything he does, and big things are on the horizon