REVIEW: Grace Weber Mercy featuring Vic Mensa 1

Many might not know that Brooklyn-based R&B artist Grace Weber is actually a Grammy Winning Artist for her help writing and voice in “All We Got” by Chance the Rapper on his Coloring Book album in 2016. In 2017, Coloring Book went on to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys. Similar to Chance the Rapper, Grace Weber’s passion for music is seen through her consistently solid vocals and soulful sentiment. Coming after her performance at Lollapalooza this past August, Grace seeks to send a message. “Mercy” symbolizes the need for acceptance when we enter a place of vulnerability that is rarely shown to those around us.

Throughout the song, Grace’s words “What do you see? What do you see?” are continuous but impactful. Her voice is gentle but the power of her words is anything but ineffective. The song matches her mellow, passionate vibe while delivering a more relatable message to those listening. Her greatest strength comes from her firm vocal control that never seizes to over do any notes. Lyrically, Vic Mensa evokes the most thought. Together, the song is a strong piece but it seems that Vic’s words communicate a different message. “You would think police have immunity how they kill us….but I know killers pull the triggers to escape they feelings….he shot a man in the back..will they forgive him.” His words come from a place of sorrow, saying that sometimes our vulnerability is given up in situations where we don’t want it to be, discussing violence and the police as well. With such a potent message delivered by Grace, I am excited to see what projects she will be working on in the future.

Marcelle Owona

Biography: Grammy Award winning recording artist Grace Weber grew up singing in the Central City Youth Gospel Choir of Milwaukee, before gaining recognition for her performances on Showtime at the Apollo and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Grace’s new project is produced by Nate Fox, Nico Segal (fka ‘Donnie Trumpet’) and Peter Cottontale of the Social Experiment, each producers on Chance the Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’. Grace co-wrote and sang with Chance the Rapper & Kanye West on ‘All We Got’, the first track on Chance the Rapper’s critically acclaimed, Grammy Award Winning ‘Coloring Book’. Grace also co-produced and is featured on ‘Still Thirsty’ and ‘Prideful’ on Compton rapper Boogie’s well received mixtape ‘Thirst 48 Part II’, and is featured at the end of Francis Starlite’s ‘May I Have This Dance’. Grace is also featured on Chicago rapper Towkio’s “2 Da Moon”.

Grace is also the founder of The Music Lab, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Wisconsin that builds community through the power of music, by offering a free music education and career preparation program available to high school aged youth of all backgrounds ( For more information about Grace, please see