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Watch Vince Staples Bring Gravitas To Jimmy Kimmel

Long Beach, California rapper Vince Staples kicked off summertime ’15 by returning to Jimmy Kimmel to perform two tracks off his new album, Summertime ’06, our reigning Album Of The Week and one of the best of the year so far. A little less than a year ago, Staples performed on Kimmel alongside Common to… More »

By: Misha Sesar / July 2, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Album Of The Week: Vince Staples Summertime ’06

If the cover art of Summertime ’06, the first proper album from the Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, looks familiar to you, that’s not an accident. That Summertime ’06 cover is, of course, the cover of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, tweaked just slightly in that it now recalls ocean waves rather than wavforms or mountains. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 30, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – “Get The Money” (Feat. Vince Staples)

Wu-Tang legend Ghostface Killah is about to come out with Twelve Reasons To Die II, his third album in about eight months. Like 2013’s original Twelve Reasons To Die, this one is a fantastical rap opera that pairs Ghost up with the soul-funk composer Adrian Younge. We’ve already posted “Return Of The Savage,” with Raekwo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 10:34 am

Stream Vince Staples Summertime ’06

We put Vince Staples’ debut double album all the way up at No. 12 on our 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far list, and with good reason. Here’s what Gabriela had to say about it:

“In gang culture, the summer is when people start dying.” That’s what Vince Staples said about the… More »

By: James Rettig / June 22, 2015 - 10:05 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Sometimes, it’s ridiculously hard for us to debate our favorite songs of the past 7 days, but this week, the choice seemed fairly obvious. This list comprises singles from artists with an array of genre-inclinations, and as usual, there’s something for everyone. We’re repping jazz-funk, unorthodox pop, jagged guitar-driven folk-rock, and knee-to-the-gut verses that make… More »

By: Stereogum / June 19, 2015 - 4:36 pm

DOPE: The Stereogum Review

Dope is a present-day black coming-of-age tale set in Inglewood, CA, but you could also consider it a millennial’s updated version of 1999’s The Wood. The two films have a few things in common: Both were directed by Rick Famuyiwa; both feature De’Aundre Bonds as Stacey, now as a reformed gang-banger and security guard at… More »

By: Collin Robinson / June 17, 2015 - 12:21 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

Photos: Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, Vince Staples @ 50 Kent, Brooklyn 6/14/15

While a lot of New Yorkers headed down south for Bonnaroo, those left behind had the opportunity to check out dozens of shows at Brooklyn’s annual Northside Festival. Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, and Vince Staples all performed at 50 Kent’s outdoor stage last night, and we sent Erik Erikson to the event to sna… More »

By: Stereogum / June 15, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Watch Tyler, The Creator And Vince Staples Freestyle On Hot 97

I always had a vague sense that Tyler, The Creator and Vince Staples didn’t get along, mostly because Staples rapped on a whole lot of Earl Sweatshirt and Mike G tracks back in the day but never joined Odd Future. But the two of them sure looked happy on a recent edition of Peter Rosenberg’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 15, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Q&A: Vince Staples On Falseness In Rap Music, Quitting Before 40, And Summertime ’06 + “Get Paid” (Feat. Desi Mo)

Vince Staples doesn’t need rap. He enjoys doing it, he’s thankful for the opportunities and stability it provides, but Staples didn’t grow up with dreams of being a rap star. The 21-year-old rapper from Long Beach, California thought more about Allen Iverson and Ash Ketchum than gaudy rap dreams. But after popping up on early… More »

By: David Turner / June 15, 2015 - 10:38 am

Watch Vince Staples Talk About The Idea Of An Unmarried President On The Nightly Show

Rappers don’t always make the best panelists on Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show; witness, for example, Scarface being weird. But last night, Wilmore included the young Long Beach rapper Vince Staples in a discussion about the idea of an unmarried person running for president, and Staples acquitted himself nicely. Staples wasn’t a force of nature like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2015 - 9:15 am

Snoh Aalegra – “Emotional (DJ Dahi Remix)” (Feat. Vince Staples)

Snoh Aaelegra is a Persian R&B-leaning singer who grew up in Sweden. She released her debut EP There Will Be Sunshine via Epic last fall and is currently working on a full-length with Kanye West affiliate and producer No I.D. Though she told Complex it was him who introduced her to RZA, no word o… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 10, 2015 - 10:24 am

Watch A$AP Rocky And Vince Staples In The DOPE Red Band Trailer

A$AP Rocky has a busy summer ahead. He’s releasing his highly-anticipated new album At.Long.Last.A$AP. and has a major role in a movie called DOPE that was co-executive produced by Pharrell Williams and Sean Combs. Today, they’ve released the red band trailer for the movie, which also stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise,… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 11:59 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, I’m enjoying anticipating Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” movie, set to debut as part of Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, more than I’ll probably enjoy watching the thing. This video is packed with so many famous people that you have to imagine most of them will only get a second or two of scree… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Vince Staples – “Señorita” Video

Last week, the young Long Beach rap insurgent Vince Staples shared “Señorita,” the first single from his official debut album Summertime ’06. With its sweeping production and its Future hook, the song initially sounded like Staples’ attempt to reach the marketplace. But the song’s brand-new video tells a different story. It’s a vivid, apocalyptic black-and-white… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2015 - 8:58 am

Wavves Might Be Working With Vince Staples

What do Wavves and Vince Staples have in common? They’re both synonymous with Southern California, boasting the kind of too-chill-to-function attitudes envied by anyone who’s never lived on the West Coast. So, Wavves’ hint that the two artists might be collaborating isn’t as confounding as it might initially seem; if you’re not in favor of… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 11, 2015 - 2:24 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

You could probably make a case for a much different 5 Best Songs this week — your parallel-universe list might include Tame Impala, Willow Smith, Elvis Depressedly, Vennart, and/or Moses Sumney. You would still end the week with a really good bunch of songs. It would be hard, though, to envision any 5 Best Song… More »

By: Stereogum / May 8, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Will Rich Homie Quan Ever Stop Going In?

Rich Homie Quan could’ve easily been a one-and-done, a craggy-voiced fake Future who scored one transcendent hit out of nowhere and then disappeared right back into the Atlanta underground. And if he’d gone away after “Type Of Way,” that still would’ve been a good run. That’s an incredible song, a confident melodic slink that float… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Vince Staples – “Señorita”

One of last year’s best rap albums wasn’t an album at all; it was Hell Can Wait, an EP from the Long Beach rapper Vince Staples that lasted seven songs and 24 minutes. In that brief window of time, Staples perfected an icy, minimal, intense, politically charged, emotionally seething form of rap — something a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 4, 2015 - 12:53 pm

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
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