Vince Staples’ debut album, Summertime ’06, is hands-down one of the best of the year, and if you haven’t taken the time to listen to it yet, you should do that right now. Staples raps with the kind of chilly, unfazed passivity of a kid who’s dealt with too much shit to get worked up about anything. “Norf Norf” is one of the album’s standout tracks, a boastful declaration of prowess that hangs on the line “I ain’t never ran from nothing but the police.” In the video, Staples gets arrested and locked up, barely looking away from the camera as he raps. This is an excellent follow-up to Staples’ video for “Señorita,” the first single off of Summertime ’06. Watch the accompaniment to “Norf Norf” below.
Summertime ’06 is out now on Def Jam.