Vince Staples Videos

  • Vince Staples Freestyles On The Cruz Show
    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
    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 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
    Vince Staples & Tyler, The Creator Freestyle On Real Late With Peter Rosenberg
    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 "Emotional (DJ Dahi Remix)" Video
    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.
  • Vince Staples "Senorita" Video
    Vince Staples "Senorita" Video
    Following the release of his new single "Senorita" last week, Vince Staples decides to waste little time in sharing the official video for it. Shot in all black and white, watch as Vince walks through his North Long Beach neighborhood alongside Snoh Aalegra in this thought-provoking, Ian Pons Jewell-directed clip. It's in support of Vince's upcoming debut album, Summertime 06, which arrives June 30th.
  • Watch The First Trailer For "DOPE," Featuring A$AP Rocky
    Watch The First Trailer For "DOPE," Featuring A$AP Rocky
    This morning, we got to see A$AP Rocky confront some wankers in London, and now, watch him confront some other kids in a more scripted, controlled environment. In the first trailer for his film debut, "DOPE," we see him playing a dealer who gives the main characters a hard time at a party (and Vince Staples plays a member of his entourage!).
  • Vince Staples Talks Corny Rappers Who Hide Behind Drugs & Money
    Vince Staples Talks Corny Rappers Who Hide Behind Drugs & Money
    At age 21, Vince Staples is one of the most exciting emcees on the West Coast. We're still waiting on the follow up to his fantastic debut EP Hell Can Wait, but after hearing him on Earl Sweatshirt's "Wool" as well as snippets of an upcoming collab with Future, we know he's gonna have a huge 2015. 
  • Vince Staples Gives Tour Of His Long Beach Neighborhood
    Vince Staples Gives Tour Of His Long Beach Neighborhood
    Returning today for the latest episode in their “Neighborhood” series, Complex went out West to Long Beach, California to catch up with one of the cities’ hottest rappers, Vince Staples.
  • A$ton Matthews Feat. Vince Staples "CHAPO" Video
    A$ton Matthews Feat. Vince Staples "CHAPO" Video
    A$ton Matthews is an up-and-coming rapper out of Lakewood, and one of the hottest young gangsta rappers from the L.A. area. While we await his new music, we're still banging his last mixtape, Aston 3:16.
  • Action Bronson's "South By South Wonderful" Recap
    Action Bronson's "South By South Wonderful" Recap
    Action Bronson had a heavy presence at SXSW this year. He put on his "South By South Wonderful" showcase with the help of a few friends (us included), on top of which, he gave out free food to fans and seemed sincere in his interactions with them--  whether it was posing for photos, answering questions or giving away his weed. His album release was scheduled for the day after SXSW wrapped up, so it was appropriate to give Mr.
  • Vince Staples Debuts New Single Featuring Future At SXSW
    Vince Staples Debuts New Single Featuring Future At SXSW
    Vince Staples was definitely one of the highlights at the HNHH-sponsored Action Bronson "South by South Wonderful" showcase (apart from the headliners, Curren$y and Action, of course). Vince Staples did his thing, getting the crowd hype by debuting a never-before-heard song. The record, which definitely features Future, sounds like it has a West Coast meets trap music vibe, appropriately enough given the merging of Cali x Atlanta rappers. We need the CDQ for this, like, today!
  • Vince Staples "Screen Door" Video
    Vince Staples "Screen Door" Video
    Earlier today, Long Beach's Vince Staples broke down his Hell Can Wait highlight "Screen Door" for Jay Z's "Life + Times" blog (sorry, Funk Flex), and just hours later, he's shared the official video for the chilling track. 
  • Vince Staples Decodes "Screen Door"
    Vince Staples Decodes "Screen Door"
    In October of last year, Vince Staples released his critically-acclaimed EP, Hell Can Wait. Staples' recently sat down with Life +Times to decode "Screen Door", one of the project's standout tracks.  "Everyday, every night, no matter what they had to figure out whether it was drugs, guns... anything they needed, they was going to come to my house and ask my daddy for it," says the rapper as he gives insight to not only the song's lyrics, but also his rough upbringing which involved drugs, guns, gang life and violence. 
  • Vince Staples "Earlier That Day" Short Documentary
    Vince Staples "Earlier That Day" Short Documentary
    Vince Staples just put out his major label debut, the phenomenal Hell Can Wait EP, and when he came to NYC on tour recently, he was greeted with a fitting gesture: his first headlining show. The FADER chose to profile him on the day of that SOB's show for the first episode of their new "Earlier That Day" series, in which they present "day in the life" portraits of artists.
  • Vince Staples "Fire" Video
    Vince Staples "Fire" Video
    The EP that Long Beach MC Vince Staples released last week, Hell Can Wait, is one of the year's most consistently thrilling projects. Though less than 25 minutes in length, it showcased a well-defined sound and vibe, as well as blood-chillingly descriptive lyrics about growing up in a rough neighborhood. Today, the intro track, "Fire," gets a video.
  • Vince Staples Talks Def Jam, Common, ‘Hell Can Wait’ EP & More
    Vince Staples Talks Def Jam, Common, ‘Hell Can Wait’ EP & More
    Xclusives Zone's David Downer got the chance to sit down with Vince Staples for an exclusive interview about the rapper's time at Def Jam, working with Common, and his upcoming Hell Can Wait EP. Hell Can Wait drops on October 8th. The EP, set to feature production from No I.D., Infamous and Hagler, is meant to focus on Staples' life as it is now. The lone guest appearances will come from Aston Matthews and Teyana Taylor. Stay tuned to HNHH as we continue to cover the roll out to the project.
  • Vince Staples Talks Working With Common, Explains Inspiration For "Hell Can Wait" EP
    Vince Staples Talks Working With Common, Explains Inspiration For "Hell Can Wait" EP
    At just 21, Vince Staples has been in the rap game for almost five years, and it shows in his precocious wisdom. On October 7th, he'll drop the Hell Can Wait EP, but first, he visited the HNHH offices to offer some clues about the project and tell us how crazy it was working with Common on Nobody's Smiling.
  • Vince Staples Freestyles On Sway In The Morning
    Vince Staples Freestyles On Sway In The Morning
    Vince Staples is currently promoting his upcoming Hell Can Wait EP, but if the rest of it is as good as "Blue Suede" and "Hands Up," that shit will sell itself. He visited Sway In The Morning to kick a freestyle, and Sway's reaction to the marathon take is basically all you need to know:
  • Vince Staples "Blue Suede" Video
    Vince Staples "Blue Suede" Video
    Vince Staples brings us to his Long Beach, California neighborhood for the new set of visuals for his recent release "Blue Suede." The black and white visual (save for the color blue) shows Vince's daily routine, as he wakes up, chills with friends, plays a game of dice, sips from 40s and more. The song will appear on Vince's upcoming debut EP Hell Can Wait, and is already available for purchase on iTunes (hit the link below).
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