In early 2011, Vic Spencer was working on his 1st “mixtape” Vic Greenthumbs, a 30-track mixtape that Vic constructed because he was turning 30 years old. Vic wanted to use loops of his favorite artists’ records. The name Vic Greenthumbs is a alter-ego of Vic Spencer and the name came from his good friend Mani Baggz. Greenthumbs appears on almost every song, encouraging Vic to keep making records and push limits. One day, Vic was playing Vic Greenthumbs records in the studio and trying to figure out what was missing. Vic recorded a record called National Geographical. The beat from the record is from J*DaVeY entitled Trans off their EP called Evil Christian Cop. It was meant to be a solo record until he heard a record called 22 Offs by the now superstar Chance the Rapper. Vic had already had a relationship with Chance through the budding SaveMoney collective from 2007. So Vic reached out to Chance to come to the final studio session to slap a 24-bar verse on National Geographical. Then Vic Spencer drops the album Vic Greenthumbs on his 30th birthday. National Geographical was the most talked about record on the album so Vic & Chance shot the video at Brookfield Zoo with Rich Media (Richie Randall), his SaveMoney brothers and SUH member Pavy. It was the 1st time anybody has heard of Chance the Rapper outside of YouMedia and the Instrumentality group.
You can get Vic Greenthumbs mixtape here: http://www.datpiff.com/Vic-Spencer-Vic-Greenthumbs-mixtape.265792.html
And peep the visual for National Geographical here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0dSPmzDHTA
This was the beginning of Chance the Rapper career and the now defunct Teamwork Group (Vic Spencer, Sulaiman, Nez & Rio, Matt CNTRBND & Chance the Rapper). Vic Spencer & Chance the Rapper was suppose to drop a EP and started to work on it when the 2 released Out the Water that was produced by the now TDE producers Nez & Rio. No word on if that is going to happen, but it’s fans out there wondering when will Vic Spencer & Chance the Rapper appear on another record together. Put that in God’s hands, people..