Staples’ songs often offer a window into the double helix of exhilaration and terror that come with gang life and gun violence—he’s writing about Tony Soprano on a therapist’s couch, not Tony Montana in the club.
The reality with the places Vince Staples discusses is that they’re real. They’re not tourist spots, Instagram moments, or places to meander because you like hip hop. They’re the places that defined what was ultimately a complicated, violent, and confusing childhood for a talented MC.
Fans of soccer, Long Beach or local rapper Vince Staples have until Monday to snag a custom-made jersey marking the World Cup thanks to a collaboration between the sports site Bleacher Report and six hip hop artists.
It turns out the GoFundMe was more of a promotional ploy for the artist’s latest single, which he released following the launch of the campaign.
On Thursday, Converse and Vince Staples will drop their first capsule collection together, celebrating the 24-year-old Long Beach native’s 2017 album Big Fish Theory.
Long Beach rapper Vince Staples is “on the cover.” He interviews with hip-hop journalist, Touré, about fame, fortune and fans, but perhaps of most interest to locals is his candidness on what he thinks his local community needs.
Vince Staples posted on his Facebook page today the premiere of a short film that coincides with his new EP Prima Donna. Directed by Nabil, it takes the viewer on an introspective, offbeat ride through what looks like Staples’ own consciousness.