U Mad

Album: Street Lights (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • Kanye West joins Vic Mensa on this cut, which finds the pair taking swipes at their critics. The pair also collaborated on 'Ye's single "Wolves."
  • West also produced the boastful track along with Stefan Ponce, Smoke Ono and Mike Dean. Ponce told The Fader the story of the cut: "The original song that 'U Mad' was on was a song called 'You Know Me Too Well,' and it turned into a crazy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type thing... 'U Mad' got so hot we were like let's just make it the song itself."
  • Mensa references in the third verse former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's assault on his then fiancee, now wife, Janay Palmer in an elevator:

    Swear to God I've been trying to do right
    But if she bad I might hit a bitch in the elevator like Ray Rice


    Ray Rice was charged with aggravated assault and suspended for the entire 2014 NFL season.

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  • Christian Ramirez from Chicago Il Y did Vic Mensa change the lyrics on this song for verse 1?
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