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.
Vince Staples & Jhene Aiko Perform "Lemme Know" For Jimmy Fallon
Vince Staples Feat. Jhene Aiko
Long Beach rapper Vince Staples blessed Jimmy Fallon's stage last night for a late night TV performance of a Summertime '06 cut. The Def Jam signee brought along his labelmate, Jhene Aiko, to perform "Lemme Know." The two were also backed by The Roots, resulting in a stellar performance. Aiko has been pretty absent from our lives, so we'll take her appearances where we can get them.
Eddie Huang Kicks It With Cam’ron, Vince Staples, & DJ Prince Paul
We are living in the golden age of branded content. This time around, Scion links up with funny man Eddie Huang ("I love stretch marks on cars, and thighs"), as he drives a freshly waxed Scion iA around Los Angeles to pick up Cam’ron, Vince Staples, Prince Paul, and a host of other musicians. Together they continue to whip around the city, discussing Dipset’s beginnings, rat tails on Tinder, and the meaning of life along the way.
Vince Staples "Fire In The Booth" Freestyle
Like so many rappers before him, Vince Staples stopped by Charlie Sloth's BBC Radio 1 show to spit a freestyle for his "Fire in the Booth" segment. The gregarious Sloth throws him the icy AF instrumental from Chinx's "I'm A Cokeboy" followed by a couple lesser beats. Vince doesn't miss a beat and gets real intimate with the mic.
Vince Staples "Norf Norf" Video
Vince Staples continues to rep northside Long Beach with his new video for "Norf Norf" off the excellent Summertime '06. The video features Staples and his boys getting cuffed and put it in the back of a cop car that reads "A tradition of service" on the side. He heads to the station where he's pushed around and given a stern yelling before heading to his jail cell. But keeps his chin up, rapping the whole time and letting them know how he really feels.
Vince Staples Freestyles On Tim Westwood
Vince Staples just released one of the year's most vital albums, Summertime '06, and this week, he was in the UK in support of the project. His trip led him to Tim Westwood's studios, where he laid down a freestyle for the UK hip hop guru's YouTube channel. Watch his display of bars above.
XXL Freshmen Roundtable: OG Maco, Vince Staples & GoldLink
OG Maco, Vince Staples & GoldLink
After successfully unveiling all the individual freestyles and the group cyphers for this year's crop of XXL Freshmen, XXL is now continuing the video content with their roundtable discussions. For today's roundtable conversation, we hear from three Freshmen: OG Maco, Vince Staples and GoldLink.
Vince Staples "Obey Your Thirst" Documentary
Vince Staples just dropped his debut album, Summertime 06, to rave reviews, and he's now the latest subject of Sprite's "Obey Your Thirst documentary. The series has been rounding the bases when it comes to different perspectives in rap, starting with the current hottest rapper in the game, Drake, moving to one of the genre's most important figures, Nas, and now highlighting a newcomer with serious potential.
Vince Staples "Obey Your Thirst" Documentary (Trailer)
We've already heard from the biggest rapper in the game (Drake), and one of the genre's most respected OGs (Nas), now it's time to hear from one of hip-hop's most promising young talents. The subject of Sprite's next documentary short is Vince Staples, who just released his debut (double) LP to rave reviews this month.
Vince Staples Performs "Senorita" & "Lift Me Up" On Jimmy Kimmel
Vince Staples made the brief journey up the 110 from Long Beach to Hollywood Wednesday night to take the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live. He performed Summertime '06 lead single "Senorita" and then closed with an abridged version of "Lift Me Up," both of which sound great live, a testament to their bangin'-ness in the lower frequencies as well as Staples' impressive stage presence.
XXL Freshmen Cypher Pt. 2: GoldLink, OG Maco & Vince Staples
GoldLink, OG Maco & Vince Staples
Here goes the second XXL Freshmen cypher of the batch. Yesterday we were treated to Raury, Tink, K Camp and Kidd Kidd's cypher, and today we get the pairing of GoldLink, OG Maco and Vince Staples. The trio are backed by a more mellow, synth-laden beat as they each take a stab at the mic, starting with GoldLink's jumpy flow. Who had your favorite bars of this bunch?
Vince Staples Freestyles On The Cruz Show
Vince Staples dropped by "The Cruz Show" on LA's Power 106.1 Monday morning to drop a casual freestyle. The XXL Freshman's Summertime '06 is due out June 30 but as of last night is available for streaming in its entirety via NPR.
Vince Staples' XXL Freshmen Freestyle & Profile
While the XXL Freshmen list is always up for debate (and controversy), Vince Staples is one Freshman who is generally agreed upon to be worthy of the cover. The Long Beach, CA rapper has made a name for himself, by not only making good music, but by tackling societal issues and gang violence head-on. His is the latest freestyle to be rolled out by XXL as part of the XXL Freshmen Freestyle series, and once again Staples spits about gang life, police interactions, and the fallback of violence.
Vince Staples Freestyles On Showoff Radio
Vince Staples' debut album, Summertime '06, is due out at the end of the month, and the rapper has been making the promo rounds in anticipation. We already saw him and Tyler, The Creator freestyle and defend Ray J with Peter Rosenberg, and today, he's busting out some more rhymes for Statik Selektah on Showoff Radio.
Vince Staples & Tyler, The Creator Freestyle On Real Late With Peter Rosenberg
Tyler, The Creator & Vince Staples
As we lead up to Vince Staples' debut project, Summertime '06, the rapper has been keeping his name active across the web. Late last night we received a new leak off Summertime '06, not to mention the Long Beach, CA rapper was tapped an XXL Freshmen this year, so that'll give him an added push.
Snoh Aalegra Feat. Vince Staples "Emotional (DJ Dahi Remix)" Video
Snoh Aalegra Feat. Vince Staples
Back in October, we introduced you to Snoh Aalegra via her No I.D.-produced track "Bad Things," which also featured Common. Since then she's popped up on "Senorita," a song taken from another project No I.D. has his hands in, Vince Staples' upcoming album Summertime '06, and now she's working on her debut album with the venerated producer. Today, she drops off a remix of her track "Emotional" that was done by DJ Dahi.