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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'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / January 18, 2015

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

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

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014

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

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 tha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2014

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… More »

By: Stereogum / September 12, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2014

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 hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014

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" i… More »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2014

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," i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Let's take a moment for Dave Brockie, better known as Gwar's Oderus Urungus, who died suddenly earlier this week. For decades, Brockie helped to pioneer a distinctly DIY music-video aesthetic. With no YouTube and no TV channels willing to play their videos, Gwar went full-on disgusting, turning every video into a mini-Evil Dead video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2014

Vince Staples – “Nate” (Feat. James Fauntleroy) Video

This week's reigning Mixtape Of The Week is Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, the short but stunning effort from the young Long Beach rapper Vince Staples. And the tape's best song is probably "Nate," a collaboration with the R&B singer James Fauntleroy about the way Staples, as a kid, would idolize his criminal father eve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2014

Mixtape Of The Week: Vince Staples Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2

Vince Staples came about as close as you can come to being a member of Odd Future without actually joining Odd Future. On the crew's first wave of internet-breaking mixtapes, Staples is all over some of the most indelible tracks, like Mike G's "Moracular World" and Earl Sweatshirt's "epaR," and his "Don't touch it, don't… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 19, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week saw a of new tunes from heavy-hitters (Beck with guest Kim Gordon), comeback cuts from old favorites (the Dismemberment Plan, Mazzy Star), and an odd cocktail of indie rock and rap (Black Noi$e's remix of Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Killer Mike and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire). What reeled us i… More »

By: Stereogum / July 19, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey look, new graphic! Now this column can look something like the Best Songs Of The Week column, and now I can keep just the tiniest bit of suspense in this countdown; you have to scrowl down yourself to see what's number one. Thanks to Claire's homegirl Ho-Mui Wong for the image. Thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2013
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