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

"Summertime '06"

Vince Staples’ highly anticipated debut album is here: Summertime ’06. Featuring “Senorita,” “Get Paid” and “Norf Norf.” Download now.

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"Senorita"

Usher in Cinco De Mayo with Vince Staples’ Senorita. Available now.

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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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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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"Screen Door"

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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

BET sat down with Vince Staples recently to discuss growing up, becoming a rapper, his influences, working with No I.D. and more.   prada outlet uk ray ban tech karen millen uk handbags online hogan rebel uomo hermes milano louboutin for men prada sunglasses men prada scarpe karen millen outlet

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Vince Staples Explains How 'Hands Up' Is Not About Ferguson

The emotions around the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown are still fresh, and while many are voicing their reactions through music and activism, Vince Staples sets the record straight on his own song, “Hands Up.” It’s not about Ferguson. “Honestly… I think it’s foul to make a song about someone who got murdered…

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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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