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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"Hands Up"

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

Vince Staples

"Blue Suede"

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

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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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