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Christian Rich – “High” (Feat. Vince Staples & Bia)

Between the water-drop synth beat and the phrasing on that first line, "High" completely reminded me of "New Slaves" -- but the two mothers involved are teaching very different messages. Vince Staples is finally rapping like he deserves the things he's boasting about, and hand-picked Pharrell protege Bia rolls through with a Lip Smackers-sweet, barbed… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 16, 2015 - 11:34 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Spring! Finally! It's above 45 degrees here in New York, and though it's a tad rainy, color is slowly creeping back into the world. The music realm seems to be doing the same, with irresistible, colorful dance tracks beginning to blossom and populate pre-summer playlists (the almighty Song Of The Summer approaches!). Of course, it'… More »

By: Stereogum / March 27, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald's showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Stream Earl Sweatshirt I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

Perhaps this is the year that the album release date finally will go defunct. Joining the ranks of Drake and Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt surprised us last Monday when his new album I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside popped up on iTunes pre-order along with the new song "Grief" that was quickly followedMore »

By: Caitlin White / March 23, 2015 - 9:39 am

Vince Staples + Migos Struggle To Connect At SXSW

In a year for hip-hop that's this stacked, Migos need to be completely on top of their shit. And they aren't. The Atlanta trio have had a surefire string of mixtapes, sure. And there's absolutely no denying that the rapid-fire Migos flow has changed the way we think about the possibilities of how quick a… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 20, 2015 - 11:47 am

Vince Staples – “Screen Door” Video

Last year, the enormously promising young Long Beach rapper Vince Staples released his Hell Can Wait EP, his-first ever major-label effort, and it was great -- as in, one of the best rap records of the year. Staples is planning to release his first proper album Summertime in July, but before that, he's got a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Vince Staples Announces Debut LP Summertime

After a handful of features, mixtapes, and a debut EP that landed among our top 50 albums of the year, we're all excited to see what Vince Staples will do next. And now we have a little clue. According to this Reddit post, Staples announced during a show in Los Angeles on Friday night that… More »

By: James Rettig / January 18, 2015 - 10:36 am

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

Rag’N’Bone Man – “Hell Yeah” (Feat. Vince Staples) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

If for some reason you decided to watch this music video without the music, you would probably wonder what kind of song could warrant such an intense depiction. But once you hear Rag'N'Bone Man's "Hell Yeah" featuring Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, you'll understand the terror and other overwhelming emotions the video is responsible for… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / December 8, 2014 - 11:25 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool'… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Vince Staples – “Fire” Video

Vince Staples released his new EP Hell Can Wait last week, and now he's shared the video for "Fire," which sees him rapping the lyrics to the song in a church while at confession and standing in front of some stained glass. It stands in the shadow of an instant-classic church-themed video that was released… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Watch Common, Vince Staples, & Jay Electronica Pay Tribute To Mike Brown At The BET Hip-Hop Awards

Last night, BET held its annual Hip-Hop Awards show, broadcasting from Atlanta with Snoop Dogg hosting. As usual, the big news items weren't the actual awards -- nobody really cares who won what -- but the performances. In the night's most dramatic moment, Common, Vince Staples, and Jay Electronica performed a remix of Common's track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2014 - 10:05 am

Stream Vince Staples Hell Can Wait EP

We are, admittedly, late on this. The young California rapper Vince Staples released the Hell Can Wait EP, his Def Jam debut, on Tuesday, and it's been streaming on Spotify since then. We probably should've posted the stream on Tuesday. But Tuesday was a busy release date, and EPs generally seem less important than albums. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2014 - 10:23 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We decided on this week's 5 Best Songs only after a fairly brutal culling process: No question, Mastodon, Mr. Twin Sister, EMA, Beach Slang, and John Southworth deserved to be on here, and there were numerous others that made a strong case for themselves, too. But what eventually made it did so virtually unanimously --… More »

By: Stereogum / September 12, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Vince Staples – “Hands Up”

The young California rapper Vince Staples has been around for a while; he was having great moments on the first Earl Sweatshirt mixtape four years ago. And yet Staples really feels like he's only just arrived. His Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 mixtape was one of the year's best, and his "Blue Suede" single was a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2014 - 10:25 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Some of this week's 5 Best Songs are weird. Like, really weird. Some of them are pretty normal -- which isn't a knock, because it's not easy to make something that sounds masterfully effortless and straight-up competent. All of them, however, are good. Check them out and share your own thoughts below. (Also, this seem… More »

By: Stereogum / August 15, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Vince Staples – “Blue Suede” Video

Earlier this year, the exciting young Long Beach, California rapper Vince Staples released his great Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1 mixtape, and now he's getting his official Def Jam debut Hell Can Wait together. The first single is the impressively harsh, noisy "Blue Suede," and he's already made a video for it. The clip is pretty… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Vince Staples – “Blue Suede”

Earlier this year, the young California rapper Vince Staples released his Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 tape, one of the strongest mixtapes of the year. He has a loose Odd Future association and a fresh new Def Jam contract, and he seems primed to break out as a big star when he releases his Hell CanMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014 - 11:20 am

Common – “Kingdom” (Feat. Vince Staples)

After being quiet for a long time following 2011's The Dreamer/The Believer, Chicago rapper Common has been making some rumblings in the past few months in preparation for his new album Nobody Smiling. At the beginning of the year, he shared "War" and "Made In Black America" in quick succession but "Kingdom" is his first… More »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2014 - 6:33 pm

Earl Sweatshirt – “Nebraska” (Feat. Mac Miller & Vince Staples)

A nice thing about Earl Sweatshirt: He is perfectly capable of dropping new music on us at any moment, and even if that music is a stoned-friends-fucking-around outtake, it'll be well worth hearing. Very early this morning, Earl posted a cryptic Twitter clue, and that led to two new songs. The first, "Nebraska," is a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014 - 11:29 am
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