Hip-hop rising artist Vince Staples kicks off with a brand new debut self-titled album “Vince Staples“
Previous single LAW OF AVERAGES” was released alongside a companion music video featuring a montage of voyeuristic moments in Long Beach, CA, and imagery that embodies Black joy and highlights the beauty within the fringes.
Vince says: “This project really gives much more information about me that wasn’t out there before. That’s why I went with that title. I feel like I’ve been trying to tell the same story. As you go on in life, your point of view changes. This is another take on myself that I might not have had before.”
“THE APPLE & THE TREE” features his mother recalling moments she let anger push her into a situation, hindsight now tells her succumbing to anger did nothing to serve her. “LAKEWOOD MALL” stars one of Vince’s best friends Pac Slim remembering a night where Vince decided not to go to a party that ended in gunshots. Other standout tracks include “ARE YOU WITH THAT?” and “TAKE ME HOME,” which showcase his dynamic musicality and knack for layering hard-hitting bars over infectious beats that push the creative envelope.
Moreover, the tug of war between the music star life and staying planted in the soil he bloomed from doesn’t seem to gnaw at him as it does with others as fortunate as he.
Staples is currently working on a number of creative projects with additional details to be announced throughout the year.
He adds: “I’m a mind more than I am an entertainer to a lot of people,” Staples says, adding, “I appreciate that my fanbase is willing to go on this ride with me. I’m ready to diversify what we’re doing and see how we affect the world.”