Vince Staples, the Long Beach, California emcee that’s gearing up to be one of new school Hip-Hop’s hottest artists just dropped the visual for his gritty single “Norf Norf” from his newly released album “Summertime ’06“. Produced by Clams Casino, “Norf Norf” has Vince reminiscing about his adolescent years, and his early days of gang banging in this dark track.
Staples has worked with many well known rappers, such as Mac Miller, Common, Schoolboy Q, and Earl Sweatshirt. In fact, Mac also produced every track on Vince’s collaborative mixtape “Stolen Youth” under the alias of Larry Fisherman. Staples also received the honor of being a member of XXL’s 2015 freshman class, among Fetty Wap, Goldlink, and Raury.
As far as the video goes, the visuals have Vince in various situations with the police, including being in the back of a police cruiser, getting interrogated, and getting his mugshot taken. The entire video is placed in black and white which helps to reflect the imagery that Vince aims to demonstrate with his lyrical content. Vince does a great job telling his story while laying the bars down, additionally, his hook consisting of the lyrics ” I ain’t never ran from nothing but the police” is simple, but oh so powerful. The production, courtesy of Clams Casino holds some dark undertones that fit Vince’s lyrical content like a glove.
Vince just released his debut album “Summertime ’06” and has been enjoying positive reception ever since. Acting as a follow up to his 2014 EP “Hell Can Wait“, the album features artists such as Jhené Aiko, Joey Fatts, Kilo Kish, and A$ton Matthews, among others. Familiarize yourself with Vince, and let us know what you think in the comments section.