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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

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
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