Vince Staples News

  • Hip Hop Reacts To The Meek Mill & Drake Controversy
    Hip Hop Reacts To The Meek Mill & Drake Controversy
    Jul 22, 2015 at 01:58pm
    Where to begin? Last night saw people from nearly every corner of hip hop (and even some pop mainstays) engaging in a widespread online conflict, oddly enough kicked off by some tweets exchanged between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.
  • Vince Staples Moved Over 13k Opening Week, Miguel Debuts At #2
    Vince Staples Moved Over 13k Opening Week, Miguel Debuts At #2
    Jul 9, 2015 at 09:50am
    Vince Staples' debut album, Summertime '06, was definitely a strong piece of work from the Long Beach native, and received mostly rave reviews, including from us. However did that translate into sales for the young Def Jam signee?
  • 10 California Locations Mentioned On Vince Staples' "Summertime '06"
    10 California Locations Mentioned On Vince Staples' "Summertime '06"
    Jul 7, 2015 at 02:34pm
    Vince Staples' Summertime '06 is making quite the impression on the hip-hop scene. While it's being called an instant West Coast classic, the double LP also works as a geography lesson on Vince's neighborhood in North Side Long Beach, California.
  • Review: Vince Staples' "Summertime '06"
    Review: Vince Staples' "Summertime '06"
    Jul 3, 2015 at 02:16pm
    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.
  • Stream Vince Staples' "Summertime '06"
    Stream Vince Staples' "Summertime '06"
    Jun 21, 2015 at 11:49pm
    Vince Staples much-anticipated debut double album Summertime '06 isn't due to drop until June 30, but the Long Beach rapper went ahead and gave NPR a sneak peak!! Thank you gawd.
  • 140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 13 - 19)
    140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 13 - 19)
    Jun 19, 2015 at 05:46pm
    This past week, Twitter was mostly dominated by three things: the wild conclusion of Game of Thrones' fifth season, the launch of Orange is the New Black's third season, and most importantly, the Rachel Dolezal scandal.
  • Interview: Vince Staples On "Summertime '06", Working With No I.D. & The Beauty Of Atlanta Rap
    Interview: Vince Staples On "Summertime '06", Working With No I.D. & The Beauty Of Atlanta Rap
    Jun 15, 2015 at 04:46pm
    Not just anyone can release a double album these days. With rap release dates becoming more and more elusive, the announcement that Vince Staples' debut LP, Summertime '06, would be a two-disc opus meant the project was surely something special.We spoke to the Long Beach rapper about his upcoming album-- a documentation of a formative time in his life, a summer he remembers vividly, and one that ended with a close friend behind bars; a sentence he's still serving now.
  • Vince Staples Reveals "Summertime '06" Will Be A Double LP, Shares New Tracklist
    Vince Staples Reveals "Summertime '06" Will Be A Double LP, Shares New Tracklist
    Jun 6, 2015 at 04:17pm
    Last week (June 2), Vince Staples shared the tracklist to his upcoming debut album, Summertime '06, on Twitter, including all 10 track names in one tweet. 
  • XXL Freshman Class 2015 Revealed
    XXL Freshman Class 2015 Revealed
    Jun 3, 2015 at 02:03pm
    The XXL Freshman list is always a huge conversation piece in the rap world, and this year should be no different. While the wait has seemed a little longer than usual, the full list and cover has now been revealed.
  • Vince Staples Shares "Summertime '06" Tracklist
    Vince Staples Shares "Summertime '06" Tracklist
    Jun 2, 2015 at 09:55am
    At the end of the month, Vince Staples will drop his highly-anticipated debut album on Def Jam (remember, last year's Hell Can Wait was an EP), and last night, he tweeted out the tracklist, minus the features. This follows the Summertime '06 artwork, which arrived over the weekend. Check out the tracklist below, and Staples' tweet announcing the news at the bottom of the page.
  • Vince Staples Shares "Summertime '06" Artwork
    Vince Staples Shares "Summertime '06" Artwork
    May 30, 2015 at 10:16am
    After hearing "Señorita," Vince's biggest banger to date, and going off the quality of last year's Hell Can Wait EP, we've got huge expectations for Vince Staples' debut album. After giving us the terrifying video to "Señorita," Vince has now shared the official artwork to Summertime '06.
  • Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Share "12 Reasons To Die II" Tracklist
    Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Share "12 Reasons To Die II" Tracklist
    May 19, 2015 at 09:25am
    Yesterday, the power duo of Wu-Tang veteran Ghostface Killah and retro-soul maestro Adrian Younge shared the fiery "Return of the Savage," the first track we'd heard from their upcoming sequel to 2013's Twelve Reasons To Die. Today, they come back with the tracklist for the July 10th release.
  • 10 Essential Vince Staples Tracks
    10 Essential Vince Staples Tracks
    May 17, 2015 at 01:58pm
    Young rappers are so exciting to watch. The art form provides the perfect structure for a young person to express themselves, and it never gets old watching another kid come up in the spotlight, releasing bits and pieces of themselves to the public through music.
  • Vince Staples Announces Debut Album Title & Release Date
    Vince Staples Announces Debut Album Title & Release Date
    May 5, 2015 at 12:25pm
    As is becoming the standard, Vince Staples' debut retail release was an EP. The scorching Hell Can Wait was released in the fall of 2014, and while it was a strong enough statement to land on many year end lists, we've still been patiently waiting for the LBC rapper's official full length. 
  • Underrated Audio: April 11 - April 17
    Underrated Audio: April 11 - April 17
    Apr 18, 2015 at 06:48pm
    Underrated Audio is back on our mission to supply you with exciting new music you may have missed upon initial browsing, from artists who haven't quite broken the mainstream. The talent is there, the quality uncut. 
  • Vince Staples Speaks On Gang Culture Glorified In Rap Music
    Vince Staples Speaks On Gang Culture Glorified In Rap Music
    Apr 14, 2015 at 11:49am
    It's been a minute since our dude Damon Campbell hosted an artist, but he's back today with a 19-minute interview with Vince Staples. The interview is pretty insightful, as Vince Staples discusses West Coast lifestyle, both present day and past. The rapper talks about gang culture portrayed in rap music, and glorifying street life versus simply wanting to have a good time. He also talks about going to Catholic school when he was young, and his current view when it comes to religion ("I seen somebody die before, like right there, and I personally think you don't go no where.
  • Review: Earl Sweatshirt's "I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside"
    Review: Earl Sweatshirt's "I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside"
    Mar 29, 2015 at 03:42pm
    Earl Sweatshirt’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Get Outside is a short and moody album. It also happens to be a very focused, quality listen, and possibly the best output we’ve received from the California native. Through bummed-out stoned raps and shoegazing beats, Earl proves to be one of the most talented, albeit depressed, rappers in the game.
  • SXSW 2015 Photo Diary
    SXSW 2015 Photo Diary
    Mar 24, 2015 at 06:10pm
    If you follow us on Instagram and Twitter, you've likely already seen more than a few moments from SXSW which we documented on social media. Incase you aren't all up on our socials, we're recapping the two showcases we sponsored and our other adventures at South By right here. 
  • 10 HNHH Pitches For 2015 XXL Freshman
    10 HNHH Pitches For 2015 XXL Freshman
    Mar 12, 2015 at 11:02am
    Each year around the beginning of March, artists begin sending in pitches to XXL, hoping to wind up on the magazine’s highly-coveted Freshmen list. Thus far, we’ve seen Lil Herb, Bishop Nehru, Fat Trel, and a few others try to convince us they have what it takes to grace the cover along with eleven of their peers, each turning in a short video clip to the publication.
  • Earl Sweatshirt Unveils "Not Redy 2 Leave" Tour With Vince Staples
    Earl Sweatshirt Unveils "Not Redy 2 Leave" Tour With Vince Staples
    Feb 25, 2015 at 06:50pm
    It seems that Earl Sweatshirt has something up his sleeve. Following a couple of quietly released new tracks, the rapper has hit us with the announcement of a 31-city tour, recruiting DORIS feature MVP Vince Staples, as well as Remy Banks. 
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