Infamous V.I.C is the professional name of rapper, singer, songwriter and producer Vincent Mitchell. The Atlanta, Georgia native began his musical training while still in grade school. As he got older, he moved from the percussion section of the school orchestra to working behind the boards and making beats in his home studio.
Now based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Vic is a music producer and audio engineer at Southern Trap Records. Over the years he has worked with dozens of up-and-coming Hip-hop artists. In 2019, Infamous V.I.C made his solo debut with two singles; “I’m Still” and “100 Bandz.”
Those songs introduced a mellow, melodic Hip-hop vibe built on equal parts Dirty South rap and modern Trap grooves. Infamous V.I.C followed with “The Foundation,” his debut full length solo album, released worldwide to all major streaming services on September 24, 2021. The 15-song collection continues the evolution of his unique mix of Hip-hop and soulful Pop music.
“Be the One” is the brand new single from ‘The Foundation.’ A creative mix of Electro-Pop, R&B and Trap, the song is an excellent introduction to Infamous V.I.C sound. The track rides on a downtempo Trap beat as hypnotic synth arpeggios dance around the mix. Meanwhile, Vic slides between a smooth R&B/Pop vocal in the chorus and a laid-back southern rap in the verse on this mellow psychedelic Hip-hop love song.
Check out “Be The One” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. We had the chance to chat with Infamous V.I.C about the past, the future and his new album. Check out his answers to our 8 questions. And follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist. Get on his socials and get in the loop about all of the news surrounding ‘The Foundation’ and all of the music to come from this talented and versatile artist.
8 Questions with Infamous V.I.C
Where are you from?
Originally born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. Grew up in the city of College Park. Now reside in Chattanooga, Tn.
How long have you been making music?
I began music in elementary. Started in the orchestra in the second grade and moved to the school’s chorus in the 4th grade. In 5th grade I joined the band where I found my love for percussion instruments. In my sophomore year of high school I discovered FL Studio (then Fruity Engine) and fell in love with creating my own music. This was maybe 2001
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
The features I have are fellow artists that I produce for. I’ve developed a relationship with these people through craftsmanship, and they’ve played a major influence in my brand. These are also upcoming artist in whom I’ve done and/or worked on projects for./
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My sound is influenced by pure emotion. “What’s the Feeling?” Listening to artists like Sam Cooke. Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Dorothy Norwood, Anita Baker, Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, Pastor Troy, Outkast & Dungeon Family, Big K.R.I.T. The “soul” and the “truth” of that feeling, is always the pilot.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
My grandfather, Harry Mitchell. He taught me how to look for “who I am” and find my greatness in that. To be grounded and steadfast in turmoil was his biggest preaching to me.
What inspired you to create this project?
My peers. The people who watched me develop and evolve my talent influenced this body of work. Then support and the timing felt right. I dedicated 30 days to this project and constructed everything from scratch.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
I’m focused on expanding my brand by building my catalog and portfolio. The goal is to become a successful producer and engineer. I feel I bring a breath of fresh air to music.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I’m humble to the craft of this art. I’ve put in the diligence and discipline necessary to grow and become better. The end goal is to be “great” at what I do. The people can depend on me.