For the president and many uniformed people around the country, Chicago has become the poster child for gun violence in America. But being based here, The A.V. Club knows the city’s darkness is outshone by its people, culture, and the brilliant artists to come out of the city. One of those artists is Vic Mensa, who’s riding a wave of success after releasing his first full-length studio album, The Autobiography, earlier this year. In the video above, Vic offers insight on what he thinks outsiders should understand about the City Of Big Shoulders.