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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Prima Donna

The first voice we hear rapping on Prima Donna, the new Vince Staples EP, does not belong to Vince Staples. Instead, it belongs to André…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2016 - 10:21 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, Aphex Twin unveiled his first music video since the '90s. Back then, he was working with genius directors like Chris Cunningham to create…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2016 - 3:10 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Kodak Black Is Everything Great About Rap Music

A month ago, Broward County police arrested the 19-year-old Florida rapper Kodak Black after a high-speed chase. Police saw Kodak and a friend trying to…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2016 - 12:11 pm

More Vince Staples stories

Vince Staples – “’06” (Full Version)

Last year, Vince Staples ended his great double album Summertime '06 with "'06," a deeply funky rap song that ended suddenly, after 48 seconds, with…
Tom Breihan | 11:59 am

Watch Vince Staples Review The Olympics

If Vince Staples wanted to give up music tomorrow and become a comedian, he'd probably be able to make a pretty good go at it.
James Rettig | August 17, 2016 - 9:24 am

Vince Staples Announces Prima Donna EP, Out Next Week

Last year, the young Long Beach rapper Vince Staples released Summertime '06, one of the best albums that 2016 had to offer. And just now,…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2016 - 1:15 pm

9 Memorable Moments From Eaux Claires 2016

Eaux Claires is a festival designed around discovery and new experiences. The event -- which was held this past weekend for a second time in…
James Rettig | August 14, 2016 - 7:01 pm

15 Memorable Sets From Lollapalooza 2016

This year at Lollapalooza was a big one, with the festival adding an extra day for its 25th anniversary. It wasn't the 25th Lolla --…
Ryan Leas | August 1, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Clams Casino – “All Nite” (Feat. Vince Staples) Video

Next month, the head-blown cloud-rap producer Clams Casino will release 32 Levels, his guest-heavy major-label debut. And after the weirdly beautiful video for the Lil…
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2016 - 10:20 am


13 Memorable Moments From Bonnaroo 2016

For Bonnaroo's 15th anniversary, the festival put together a lower-key, looser experience than in recent years. There wasn't the firebrand of having someone like Kanye…
Ryan Leas | June 13, 2016 - 12:42 pm

Clams Casino – “All Nite” (Feat. Vince Staples)

Next month, the pioneering cloud-rap producer Clams Casino will release 32 Levels, his guest-heavy major-label debut. We've already posted the instrumental "Blast" and the Lil…
Tom Breihan | June 9, 2016 - 1:08 pm

Live Nation Cancels 6 NYC Shows In The Wake Of Irving Plaza Shooting

In the wake of the unfortunate shooting during an opening act of a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza last week that left one person dead…
Collin Robinson | June 1, 2016 - 4:53 pm

5 Memorable Moments From Hangout Festival 2016 Friday

Hangout is the miles of seafood restaurants along Alabama's Gulf Shores. It's the southern accents and southern state college lanyards and baseball caps. It's the…
Grace Birnstengel | May 21, 2016 - 2:16 pm

With You. – “Ghost” Video (Feat. Vince Staples)

With You. is a new project led by the producer Switch, the M.I.A. collaborator who, once upon a time, was half of Major Lazer alongside…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2016 - 10:16 am

With You. – “Ghost (Major Lazer Remix)” (Feat. Vince Staples) (Stereogum Premiere)

Switch (aka David James Andrew Taylor) co-founded Major Lazer with Diplo but isn't involved with the group anymore. Last year he unveiled his new project…
Collin Robinson | April 21, 2016 - 11:00 am

Kali Uchis – “Only Girl” (Feat. Steve Lacy & Vince Staples) Video

Kali Uchis has been building steam for a few years now, but the squelchy synth-R&B jam "Only Girl" is the song that's really clicking for…
Chris DeVille | April 20, 2016 - 11:25 am


7 Memorable Moments From Coachella 2016 Weekend 1 Saturday

I didn't see Guns N' Roses. Well, OK, that's not exactly true. I plopped down for about a half hour of their big headlining reunion…
James Rettig | April 17, 2016 - 3:09 pm

Watch Vince Staples Review Rappers’ Chains

Vince Staples is one of the world's funniest Twitter personalities, and if you haven't scrolled through his feed recently, you should do that. The 22…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 6, 2016 - 10:46 am

Kali Uchis – “Only Girl” (Feat. Vince Staples & Steve Lacy) (Prod. Kaytranada)

Kali Uchis is a Colombian-born, Los Angeles-based singer who's worked with people like Tyler, The Creator in the past; she was featured on Tyler's 2015…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2016 - 9:20 am

Vince Staples’ Yelp Reviews Are As Great As His Twitter

Vince Staples is a very funny dude. His Twitter is great, his stage banter is great, and yes, even his Yelp reviews are great. Last…
Peter Helman | March 20, 2016 - 8:17 pm
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