Watch JAY-Z speak at Vic Mensa's album listening party

On Thursday (July 13) Vic Mensa shared the tracklist for his upcoming album, The Autobiography, cluing fans in on who will be featured on the album. The guest appearances include Ty Dolla $ign, Pusha T, Weezer, The-Dream, Syd and more. Although Vic’s Roc Nation label head isn’t on the album, he did make an appearance at Mensa’s album listening party in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

As Complex reported, JAY-Z not only made an appearance at Mensa's listening party but had some commendatory words for the young rapper. "Vic is a very special talent; sing well, rap well...he's an incredible artist, a once-in-a-lifetime artist,” JAY said before bringing Mensa up on stage. JAY also mentioned that he didn’t want any “industry” stuff, but just wanted people to “groove” to Vic’s new record. You can check out video of JAY-Z speaking at the listening party above.

Mensa’s new album was executive-produced by No I.D., who also produced JAY-Z’s new album 4:44. The Autobiography is set for release July 28.

JAY-Z will performing at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 28. You can find tickets on AXS by following this link.