Vince Staples Shares An Exhilarating Freestyle On Funk Flex
Vince Staples just released his Prima Donna EP, a project that is both aggressively political and personal. He joined Funkmaster Flex on his HOT 97 show to share a freestyle which covered much of the same territory as his recent work. The rapper shares bars that reference Black Lives Matter and protest gentrification, rapping, "If my black life matter, motherfucker, start business in your hood, instead of letting fucking Starbucks in it." Overall, it's a tense and exhilarating listen, putting Vince over the iconic intrumental for Raekwon's "Ice Cream."
Vince Staples Performs "Smile" On Fallon
Vince Staples' Prima Donna EP is the greatest thing since sliced bread. The Long Beach rapper/provocateur stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday evening to promote the project with a Roots-backed performance of "Smile." In a pre-recorded segment, Staples revealed the first (and best) concert he attended: Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl.
Vince Staples "Prima Donna" Short Film
Vince Staples's new EP Prima Donna is great. Thursday morning, the rapper released a surreal 10-minute short film to accompany the project. Directed by Nabil, the short film features portions of each song on the project. It begins as Staples leaves a music video shoot and hops in the cab waiting in the alley out back. "Every day is a long day," he tells the cab driver. "I need a vacation."
Watch Vince Staples Review A Bunch Of Nasty Health Food Snacks
Vince Staples just recently released his new EP titled "Prima Donna" but he has still found time to do some hilarious review videos for GQ, including this investigation into some popular health-food snacks.
Vince Staples On The Breakfast Club
Vince Staples' new EP Prima Donna hit a day early, with Zane Lowe debuting the EP on his Beats 1 radio show yesterday afternoon, alongside an exclusive interview with the rapper. Following the show, Apple Music released the stream for Prima Donna which you can listen to here.
Watch Vince Staples Critique Olympic Athletes
The only thing Vince Staples is better at than rapping is being an internet troll. GQ has enlisted him as a pop critic on multiple occasions. Now he's getting his own official segment, “Vince Staples Reviews Every Fucking Thing.” In the segment's first installment, Staples reviews Olympic athletes who have been competing in the 2016 Rio games. He compares Olympic divers to an FKA twigs video and questions the validity of male gymnastics as sport.
Big Sean Crashes Vince Staples Interview With Tim Westwood
Vince Staples Feat. Big Sean
Tim Westwood had just got his interview with Vince Staples underway when Big Sean came to crash (or join) the party. The UK radio personality kicks off the interview with some niceties (and by niceties I mean hilarious non-sequitur statements like "stand well back," "rich and homeless," which are statements that not even Vince understands), before asking about the Long Beach native's performance at Wireless Festival-- the duo shot the interview backstage at the Fest.
Vince Staples Debuts New Version Of "Timeless" With James Blake At Glastonbury
Vince Staples & James Blake
James Blake is set to appear on Vince Staples' upcoming EP, and at this weekend's Glastonbury festival, the two teased some music they've been working on during Blake's set. Rather than a brand new song, however, Vince entered for Blake's "Timeless," a record from his new album, The Colour In Anything, sharing some new rhymes over the instrumental.
Clams Casino Feat. Vince Staples "All Nite" Video
Clams Casino Feat. Vince Staples
Clams Casino is gearing up for the release of his heavily anticipated debut album 32 Levels on July 15th. Thursday morning, he delivered the video for "All Nite," his single with Vince Staples that originally dropped two weeks ago.
Vince Staples Responds To "Norf Norf" YouTube Comments
Vince Staples has become a favorite subject for interviews and other video content over the last year, lending his hilarious commentary to GQ's style pieces and the like. Today he guests on Noisey's "The People Vs." series, which finds him responding to YouTube comments on his "Norf Norf" video. The Long Beach rapper manages to put the haters in their place quite easily, pointing out the nonsensical trend of commenters attempting to will collaborations into existence; "go do your homework, child, 'cause you're a child".
With You. Feat. Vince Staples "Ghost" Video
With You. Feat. Vince Staples
With You.—a production collective comprised of Major Lazer co-founder Switch, Rick Trainor and Daouda Leonard, recently linked up Vince Staples to shoot a new interactive video for their collab “Ghost.” Directed by Yung Jake’s creative collective Tig.ht, the video animates a night in the life of the ambitious partygoer which brings the song’s lyrics to life. Here’s what the crew With You. had to say about the crazy new video…
Kali Uchis Feat. Vince Staples & Steve Lacy "Only Girl" Video
Kali Uchis Feat. Vince Staples
After releasing her new single, with a stellar line-up of The Internet's Steve Lacy, Vince Staples and Kaytranada production, back in April, Kali Uchis returns today with an official music.
Joey Fatts Feat. Vince Staples "Farrakhan " Video
Joey Fatts Feat. Vince Staples
Last month, Long Beach friends and collaborators Joey Fatts and Vince Staples teamed up for "Farrakhan," a politically-charged joint off Fatts' I'll Call You Tomorrow mixtape. They also wrote the "Farrakhan" music video together, which Fatts has dropped off today.
Vince Staples Reviews Chains From Kanye West, Gucci Mane & Jay Z
GQ has realized that Vince Staples has a valuable opinion on just about anything, so they've been having the rapper do style reviews in various segments. The most recent installment in this series sees Vince looking at jewelry, or more specifically, rapper's chains. Joined by Jewelry designer and expert, Jason of Beverly Hills, Vince shares his opinion on iconic and infamous chains, such as Kanye's gigantic Horus piece, Migos' QC necklaces, Waka Flocka's fozzy bear design, and of course, T-Pain's "BIG ASS CHAIN".
Tyler, The Creator Interviews Vince Staples
Tyler, The Creator Feat. Vince Staples
Tyler, The Creator's Golf Radio show featured guest Vince Staples recently, and found the two discussing hip-hop and arts in general over the span of a 30-minute conversation. Right now there is only a short video clip available of their interview, but you can stream a rip of the audio in full below.
Vince Staples "Lift Me Up" Video
Between Vince Staples' controversial opinions on the '90s and witty NBA Twitter commentary, it's sometimes easy to forget that he's an actual rapper responsible for one of the best hip hop albums of 2015.
Vince Staples Explains Gang Misconceptions On Highly Questionable
Known for his controversial, trollish, and often insightful opinions, Vince Staples made a guest appearance on ESPN's Highly Questionable yesterday to promote his Circa '06 tour. Speaking with Bomani Jones and Dan Le Batard, Staples discussed his upbringing, specifically his years as a member of a gang.
Vince Staples Gets "Political" With CNN
Vince Staples has become a unique voice in the young hip-hop community. He's one of Rap (and NBA) Twitter's top trolls, but oftentimes, he provides insightful commentary on rap music, social issues, and the nexus between the two. Due to his intriguing viewpoint, the 22-year-old Long Beach rapper has been invited by CNN to "get political," as the latest focus of the news outlet's ongoing video series.
Vince Staples Reviews GQ's Men Of The Year
Give Vince Staples his own talk show already. Outside of releasing one of the strongest rap projects of the year, Vince has been proving his comedic ability through his incredible Twitter account and highly quotable interviews. The Long Beach rapper's latest contribution to the world of comedy is a segment for GQ. The two and a half minute clip finds Staples riffing on the magazines various Man Of The Year honorees, including Michael Jordan, Tom Cruise, Forrest Gump, and that guy no one knows the name of.
Vince Staples Rates Other Rappers' Fashion Sense
Vince Staples continues to make his bid for Funniest Rapper Alive (duking it out with such contemporaries as 50 Cent, Tyler, the Creator, and Action Bronson), as GQ brought him in to share his opinion on hip hop fashion over the years. Operating on a 1-10 scale, Staples judges outfits worn by Future, Drake, NWA, Busta Rhymes, Wu-Tang Clan, and various others.