Vince Staples

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After partnering with longtime collaborator Michael Uzowuru for the acclaimed Winter In Prague mixtape in 2012 and Mac Miller (under the alias Larry Fisherman) for the revered Stolen Youth mixtape in 2013, Vince Staples returns to his musical roots. With the release of Shyne Coldchain II, the gifted Long Beach, California rapper delivers the type of introspective reality- based street lyricism that has made him one of rap’s rising stars.

“It’s been a minute since I’ve really been 100 percent hands-on me, myself really going all the way in, deciding everything,” explains Vince Staples, one of the latest signees to the legendary Def Jam Recordings. “So it’s more personal this time than it has been with the last two I dropped. It’s more of a complete vision for me. I feel like it’s always going to turn out better that way.”

Case in point is the powerful “Nate.” Produced by Scoop DeVille and featuring James Fauntleroy, the hard-hitting selection features Vince Staples reflecting upon the influence his father had on his life, even though he was incarcerated. “I never looked at my father like he was wrong,” Vince Staples reveals. “Growing up how I grew up, people would often would say, ‘It’s no fathers. It’s just deadbeats.’ But in reality, it’s just a bunch of dudes who never had something trying to figure out how to do it. If you ain’t never prepared a meal before, the first time you cook, it’s probably going to be bad. That’s just how it is.”

Elsewhere, Vince Staples drops the third installment of his “Progressive” series of songs with the Evidence & DJ Babu-produced “Progressive 3” and revisits the pain he caused his mother when he joined a gang in the remarkable “Trunk Rattle.”

Writing such stirring songs, ones where Vince Staples turns the microscope on himself and his family and reports upon the good and the bad in honest, unflinching ways, is part of what makes his music among the genre’s most remarkable. “Ain’t nothing realer than the truth,” he explains. “Ain’t nothing better than the truth, like I really did all that. I really seen all that. I really been around that my whole life.”

The rest of the 10-cut Shyne Coldchain II features production from trailblazing producer and Def Jam Recordings executive No I.D. (Jay Z, Big Sean), as well as guest vocals from Jhené Aiko on the Childish Major-produced “Oh You Scared.”

Fresh off Earl Sweatshirt’s Wearld Tour, Vince Staples is featured on the domestic dates of ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron World Tour. “Me and Q come from a very similar upbringing,” Vince Staples says of ScHoolboy Q, with whom he collaborated on the Stolen Youth selection “Back Sellin’ Crack.” “It’s just a good opportunity and I mess with his music, so it’s even better for me.”

With a string of potent mixtapes, extensive touring opportunities and a spot on the roster of a legendary label, Vince Staples remains focused on making magnificent material. “I’m just working on music,” he says. “That’s my life now, so I’m giving it everything that I got.”

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Vince Staples' EP 'Prima Donna' is Here!

This week Vince Staples premiered his highly anticipated EP Prima Donna on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio. With a full EP playback, Vince talked about the new project, his decision to pursue music, and fan demands on artist. Check out the clip from the interview below.   Alongside the release of Prima Donna, Vince announced the pre-order for limited…

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Vince Staples On Vevo's Style Mix Designed By Nordstrom

Vince Staples chats about style and why it’s important to him on this week’s episode of Vevo’s “Style Mix Designed By Nordstrom”. Check out the hilarious clip below!  

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Def Jam Artists Take Over Lollapalooza 2016

Festival season is slowly coming to a close, but that’s not to say it can’t go out with a bang. Lollapalooza was this past weekend and several Def Jam artists including Alessia Cara, Vic Mensa, Vince Staples, and Jahkoy made the experience a memorable one. Critics and fans alike have regarded each artist’s performance with…

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Vince Staples Covers The Fader, Teases New EP

Vince Staples is the cover star of The Fader’s June/July issue, and has officially teased his upcoming EP “Prima Donna” featuring production by James Blake and DJ Dahi. Stay tuned for fore information, and read the entire feature here,

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Def Jam & HipHopDX Present: BRISKDX @ SXSW

Eight major artists. Three major brands. One EPIC show. Def Jam, Hip Hop DX and Brisk LIT up SXSW this year with BriskDX, the jam-packed that came, saw and DABBED. Hosted by Cipha Sounds at EMO’s, featuring a stellar  all-star Def Jam cast from Bibi Bourelly, Earl St. Clair, HLXT, JAHKOY, Desiigner, Lil Durk to Vince…

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Def Jam & HipHopDX #BRISKDX Showcase

Join Def Jam & Hip Hop DX tonight for the official #BRISKDX showcase featuring your favorite Def Jam artists and a few surprises!

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Vince Staples Talks Childhood, Gangs and more with ESPN's Highly Questionable

Vince Staples Posted by Highly Questionable on Thursday, January 7, 2016 Vince Staples appears on ESPN’s Highly Questionable where he spoke on his childhood growing up in Long Beach, California, gang life and how the music of Snoop Dogg directed Staples path. Staples gave insight on gang life which he dropped a major gem to…

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Vince Staples Talks 'Confessions' with FACT Magazine

What Vince thinks the worst thing about being famous? What irritates Staples the most about his manager? What’s Vince perfect type of woman? Staples answers these questions and more, stepping in to Fact Magazine‘s Confessions series. Watch above and see what the Poppy St. emcee had to confess about Tinder, Pokemon movies and more.

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Vince Staples Speaks on Education & Addiction With CNN

“No matter what color the child that’s dropping out is, no matter what the background of the child is, it hurts everybody.” Vince Staples get political as the Summertime ’06 emcee sits down with CNN and speaks on the importance of education lowering school suspensions and the drug-addiction epidemic that Staples says is “rampant” in…

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Vince Staples Performs in 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher

  “This a young man’s race, getting sick of all the grays” and “Momma said live your life before somebody take it.” Racing to the forefront as one of most talked about rappers from the LBC this year, Vince Staples kills it in the BET’s Hip Hop Awards cypher. Rocking a Child of Hell sweatshirt and…

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Vince Staples Drops Music Video "Norf Norf"

“I ain’t never ran from nothin’ but the police.” Following the compelling visuals for Senorita, Vince Staples shows the infrastructure of a corrupt correctional system in the official video for “Norf Norf.” In the black-and-white themed visual, highly unfazed, Staples stares into the camera while rapping from the back of a squad car which leads…

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Get Limited Signed "Summertime '06" Print Artwork Now

Coming from the city where the skinny carry strong heat, we’re celebrating Vince Staples’ Summertime ’06 all summer long with limited signed print of the artwork. Get limited copies now at VINCESTAPLES.com and if you haven’t done so already make sure to grab Staples Summertime ’06, available now.

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Download Vince Staples' "Summertime '06" Now

The highly anticipated new album by Long Beach, California’s newest and finest, hailed by Pitchfork as Best New Music of 2015: Vince Staples’ Summertime ’06 is here! The debut double album executive produced by No ID featuring “Senorita,” “Norf Norf,” with appearances from Jhene Aiko, Desi Mo, A$ton Matthews and more is available download on…

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Purchase Exclusive Vince Staples Merch Now!

With only two days away from his highly-anticipated debut album, pre-order and purchase Vince Staples’  Summertime ’06 featuring “Senorita,” and “Norf Norf” with exclusive merchandise tees now at his official online store. Purchase the skull and waves tees now with the digital or physical version of Summertime ’06.

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Watch Vince Staples Talk "New Agenda" With Elliott Wilson

  In the second episode of Def Jam’s newest exclusive Q&A series New Agenda, Elliott Wilson takes a walk in New York’s Central park with Vince Staples where they talk dodging careers in law enforcement, being transparent with fans in 2015 and his new album Summertime ’06.  Watch above and pre-order Vince Staples’ highly anticipated debut…

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Vince Staples Takes It Back To The "Norf Norf" With New Track (Listen Now)

Pardon us as we grab our Sprite as we’re thirsty for new Vince Staples! With a week left until Staples’ highly anticipated debut, the Long Beach, CA native takes us aback unveils another banger “Norf Norf.” Stream the visualizer on VINCESTAPLES.com and pre-order Vince Staples’ Summertime ’06 now.

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Vince Staples Is On A Mission To "Get Paid" (Listen Now)

With June 30th right around the corner, Vince Staples is on his way to “Get Paid,” the new track featuring Desi-Mo from his highly anticipated double debut album Summertime ’06. Listen to the thunderous, head-nodding track above and pre-order now. iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iSummertime06 Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gSummertime06 Amazon: http://geni.us/aSummertime06

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Vince Staples - "Senorita"

Bodies, bullets and one branded bible Vince Staples takes on a post-apocalyptic journey in his new video “Senorita” directed by Ian Pons Jewell. Watch above.  

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Vince Staples 'Senorita' Available Now

  Following the exclusive premiere on Los Angeles Leakers Monday (5/4), Vince Staples officially releases the lead single from his debut LP, “Senorita.” Listen above and download now: smarturl.it/VinceStaplesSenorita

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Vince Staples To Perform at Pitchfork.com Parties During SXSW

If you’re headed to SXSW this year, be ready to catch that “Fire” from Vince Staples at Pitchfork.com’s Parties. Starting on Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19 at House of Vans at the Mohawk, located at 912 Red River St. the lineup include Arcade Fire’s Win Butler  and Will Butler, Rae Sremmurd, Courtney Barnett, Sophie,…

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Meet Vince Staples Today at Shiek Hollywood!

Los Angeles, come meet Vince Staples today at Shiek Hollywood from 3-7PM PST Vince Staples “Hell Can Wait” Album Available Now! timberland scarpe uomo occhiali da sole prada birkin bag hermes hogan originali mulbery bags mcm bookbag hogan con zeppa alviero martini outlet jordan retro 6 hogan con zeppa

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Vince Staples Decodes "Screen Door" with Life+Times

Watch Vince Staples break down his verse on “Screen Door” from his debut EP “Hell Can Wait” to Life+Times. Vince Staples “Hell Can Wait” Available Now! prada handbag christian loubitan hermes birkins jordans for sale red bottom shoes ray ban sunglasses outlet borsa hermes kelly alviero martini outlet prezzo ray ban aviator louboutin daffodile

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Vince Staples on His Troubled Past and Promising Future

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