Posts Tagged ‘Vince Staples’

Vince Staples is one of our favorite rising artists from the West Coast and we have been awaiting his latest project ever since we heard his standout Stolen Youth EP. Well that moment has arrived with the release of mixtape Shyne Coldchain II and we now have visuals for arguably its best song “Nate”, featuring some exceptional vocals from James Fauntleroy. “Nate” is a personal record from Vince Staples that gets into his early childhood and how he idolized his father for all of the wrong reasons. The music video portrays a sad day in the life for a young Vince Staples who has to experience some troubling events at home. “Nate” shows the artistic growth Staples has already developed so young in his promising career and the visuals for the song further enhance its quality. If you have not heard of Vince Staples, you should go ahead and take a listen to this strong body of work.  (more…)


While we are still catching up on our album review posts, there is no way we can hide the fact that ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron LP is one of our favorite projects early in 2014. Luckily enough, ScHoolboy Q opened up his Oxymoron tour in our backyard of Boston last week and we were there to take in the experience. With artists like Vince Staples and TDE’s Isaiah Rashad being openers for the event, the Wilbur Theatre was jam-packed as last Sunday night will be one of many sold out shows for ScHoolboy Q on this tour. By the end of the night, everyone in attendance left the venue with a whole new appreciation for the music from the artists who performed.  (more…)

We have made it pretty clear that we are big fans of Mac Miller due to his overall improvement as an artist the past few years. A big part of this has been Mac’s production choices as well as his own newfound ability behind the boards under the name Larry Fisherman. While Miller does not rap on this track titled “Amen”, he provides a fitting instrumental for a posse cut featuring a few of his common collaborators/rapper friends. Ab-Soul, Da$h, RetcH, and Vince Staples all jump onboard to spit verses on “Amen” and each one is impressive in their own way. Don’t expect any melodic hooks or R&B features on this one, just raw verses from a variety of dope emcees.  (more…)

We were a huge fan of Vince Staple’s Stolen Youth EP that was released last year. Once known as just an Odd Future affiliated rapper, over the past year or so Vince Staples has developed his own individual artistic identity and hence made a name for himself in the world of hip-hop. 2014 is setting up to be a breakthrough year for Staples as he just got off tour with Odd Future and will now be joining TDE artists ScHoolboy Q and Isaiah Rashad on their Oxymoron tour. Along with his presence at live shows, Vince Staples will be releasing a new LP titled Shyne Coldchain Vol. II that will be largely produced by the legendary No I.D. Staples decided to drop the first offering from the project “Nate”, which features the always exceptional singer James Fauntleroy. The lead single is a smooth cut that is sure to create even more buzz for Staples before his album is released.  (more…)

A relative newcomer to the game, Vince Staples has been best known for his work with Odd Future as the fellow Californian artists have collaborate numerous times. But with the release of this Stolen Youth mixtape that is entirely produced by Larry Fisherman (Mac Miller’s beat making alter ego), Vince has created his own individual identity as an artist. The chemistry between Vince’s pessimistically driven rhymes and Mac’s experimentally dark driven production is a match made in heaven and makes Stolen Youth a standout free release of 2013.