Vince Staples' "Prima Donna" (Review)
Vince Staples' music has always been jarring and arresting, but that's usually thanks to his voice and his words more than any of the instrumentals he chooses. Sure, 2014's "Blue Suede" is built around a synth line that sounds like an air-raid siren, but is that more hair-raising than hearing a 21-year-old rap the line, "Hope I outlive the red roses"?
Vince Staples Shares "Prima Donna" Release Date, Tracklist & Artwork
Vince Staples has announced that his Prima Donna EP, his first release since his groundbreaking debut album, last year's Summertime '06, will be out on August 26. He has also revealed the EP's 6-song tracklist as well as its cover artwork. The tracklist shows features from Kilo Kish, who appeared on two Summertime tracks, as well as A$AP Rocky, who will guest on the title track. The newly unveiled cover art shows Vince's huge, ballooned head protruding from a normal-sized neck and body.
Vince Staples Covers FADER
FADER has now unveiled the third and final cover star of its annual Summer Music Issue: Vince Staples. His cover arrives after the magazine revealed the issue's first two starring acts: Rae Sremmurd and the French brothers who make up the rap duo PNL. The new cover shows Vince with his eyes closed and his chin resting on his entwined palms, looking content as can be. The title of his cover story is "Vince Staples, Regular Genius."
Review: Vince Staples' "Summertime '06"
I first saw Vince Staples through his baby picture, the artwork to his breakout mixtape, Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1, was floating down my Tumblr feed in 2011. However, it wasn’t until I was listening to Earl Sweatshirt’s Doris, that I was blown away listening to Vince completely slaughter the outro of “Hive,” and from there on anything else I heard him on. In 2014 after releasing his second installment of Shyne Coldchain Vol.