Chicago rapper Vic Mensa has had a quick and meteoric rise to the mainstream consciousness, from crawling on the floor with Kanye West on SNL to signing with Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. Vic has a lot going on. Earlier this summer Vic turned his attention and focused his energy on a new EP, appropriately titled There’s Alot Going On.

Released in conjunction with the non-profit organization Hip Hop Caucus and Respect My Vote!, the album features seven songs of anger, pain, introspection and even a some bounce! In the midst of all this, we sat down with Vic to discuss what was going on with him, his new album, growing up in Chicago and much more.

Watch below now.