Vince Staples

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Vince Staples

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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Hell Can Wait

Download Vince Staples’ debut EP “Hell Can Wait” available everywhere now!

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"Hands Up"

Download Vince Staples new single, “Hands Up” Available Everywhere Now!

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"Blue Suede"

Download Vince Staples new single, “Blue Suede” off his upcoming EP, “Hell Can Wait”

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The Fader "Earlier That Day" with Vince Staples

The Fader followed around Vince Staples the day of his SOB’s show in New York City a few weeks back. Check out the footage above in their new series “Earlier That Day”. Get Vince Staples’ new EP “Hell Can Wait”, available everywhere now! http://smarturl.it/hellcanwait

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Vince Staples featured in Flaunt Magazine

Check out Vince Staples’ feature in the latest issue of Flaunt Magazine below. Available on newstands now. I’m in the lobby of the newly opened Line Hotel in Koreatown, roving through problematic furniture to find a place to sit and interview rapper Vince Staples. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow splayed light into the space, bouncing off the…

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"Fire"

Check out Vince Staples’ video for “Fire” off his new EP “Hell Can Wait” available now. Get Vince Staples’ new EP “Hell Can Wait”, available everywhere now! Click here to download “Hell Can Wait” on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iHellCanWait Click here to download “Hell Can Wait” on Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gHellCanWait

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Vince Staples Talks "Hell Can Wait" EP, Responsibility as a Rapper, and Police Brutality

West Coast MC Vince Staples just dropped his long-awaited Hell Can Wait EP on Tuesday. The seven-song project is inspired by his adolescence, the songs culled from things he experienced during his formative years. We spoke with Staples about coming up in North Long Beach and funneling that into his music. Featured on the EP…

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Vince Staples "Hell Can Wait" Available Everywhere Now!

Get Vince Staples’ new EP “Hell Can Wait”, available everywhere now! Click here to download “Hell Can Wait” on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iHellCanWait Click here to download “Hell Can Wait” on Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gHellCanWait

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VFiles: Out Hear - Vince Staples

Vince Staples linked up with VFiles to talk about his style, sneakers, music, his new album “Hell Can Wait” and more. Check it out above. Vince Staples “Hell Can Wait” Album Out Tomorrow!

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Vince Staples Joints Joey Bada$$ on Tour!

Vince Staples is hitting the road with Joey Bada$$ on the B4DAMONEY Tour to promote his new album “Hell Can Wait”, which drops Tuesday Oct. 7th. Check out the dates listed above to see when he’ll be in your area. Vince Staples “Hell Can Wait” Available October 7th!

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Vince Staples Talks Working With Common, Explains Inspiration For "Hell Can Wait" EP

Vince Staples dicusses his new “Hell Can Wait” EP and working with Common on “Nobody’s Smiling” in an exclusive interview with HNHH. At just 21, Vince Staples has been in the rap game for almost five years, and it shows in his precocious wisdom. On October 7th, he’ll drop the Hell Can Wait EP, but…

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Vince Staples Interview with XclusivesZone

Check out Vince Staples’ latest interview with xclusivezone.net discussing how it is to be signed to Def Jam, his upcoming EP “Hell Can Wait”, working with Common and more! Vince Staples “Hell Can Wait” Available Oct. 7!

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Hypetrak: Vince Staples - The Observer

Not since the Snoop Dogg and Daz days has Long Beach had such a promising talent. Vince Staples may barely be old enough to drink, but he’s already showcased the ability to craft stone-faced, somber tales about the realities of street life, appeared alongside Common and Jay Electronica on a track, and earned a position…

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Vince Staples "Hell Can Wait" Album Cover Revealed

Check out the cover for Vince Staples’ debut EP “Hell Can Wait”, available everywhere October 7th!

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Vince Staples Freestyle on Sway in the Morning

Vince Staples stopped by Sway in the Morning and gets put on the spot to freestyle. Of course, you know Vince did what he does best and held it down. Click play and check it out. Watch the interview below where they discuss his new debut EP “Hell Can Wait” Hell Can Wait Available Everywhere…

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Vince Staples "Hands Up" Available On iTunes!

Vince Staples’ new single, “Hands Up” on iTunes, Amazon & Google Play now! Hell Can Wait EP coming soon! iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iHandsUp Amazon: http://geni.us/aHandsUp Google: http://smarturl.it/gHandsUp

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Vince Staples #BlueSuede Giveaway

Jordan Brand might have announced that they are putting a hold to the production of the classic Air Jordan 3 sneaker this week but it’s all good cause Vince Staples has you covered if you’ve missed out. Enter the #BlueSuede Giveaway to win a pair of Air Jordan 3 “Powder Blue” sneakers autographed by Vince…

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The Stashed Interviews Vince Staples (Part 1)

Vince Staples is gearing up to release his new EP, Hell Can Wait and he recently made a stop by The Stashed to chop it up. In Part 1 of their conversation, Vince speaks on talks about The Oxymoron Tour, his writing Process as well as getting praised from Ab-Soul. Vince Staples “Blue Suede” Now…

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Vince Staples - "Blue Suede"

This past week, Vince Staples dropped his brand new single, “Blue Suede”. Today, we now get the visual to go along with the song. Take a look at the full music video above. Vince Staples “Hell Can Wait” EP drops September 23rd! Vince Staples “Blue Suede” Now Available Everywhere! iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iBlueSuede Amazon: http://geni.us/aBlueSuede Google: http://smarturl.it/gBlueSuede

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Vince Staples "Blue Suede" Available On iTunes & Amazon

Vince Staples is here with his brand new single, “Blue Suede” off his upcoming EP, “Hell Can Wait” coming soon! Download the new track on iTunes, Amazon & Google Play! iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iBlueSuede Amazon: http://geni.us/aBlueSuede Google: http://smarturl.it/gBlueSuede  

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Vince Staples - "Blue Suede (Teaser)"

Before Vince Staples new single, “Blue Suede” arrives on iTunes at midnight, here is a quick 15 second preview of the new track. Full music video coming soon! Vince Staples “Hell Can Wait” EP Coming Soon! 

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Vince Staples & Rick Ross To Perform At Odd Future's Third Annual 'Camp Flog Gnaw' Carnival

Returning to The Park at LA Coliseum, Odd Future is holding their third annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. Featured in this year’s lineup is Pharrell, Tyler, The Creator, Rick Ross, Vince Staples and more! The showcase will be happening on November 8th. Tickets on sale here.    

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