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.
Fast rising Def Jam signee Vince Staples, releases his second single off his ambitious debut studio double album "Get Paid". Growing up in Long Beach, California Staples was exposed to daily gang violence and witnessed the tragic consequences that lifestyle leads to. With a mindset to be a voice for the voiceless, his appearances on projects by Odd Future and his collaboration mixtape Stolen Youth with Mac Miller provided the young rapper with a platform to gain recognition and to succeed. Already achieving critical acclaim for the Shyne Coldchain series and the Hell Can Wait EP, Vince Staples debut album Summertime '06 is garnering high expectations. However, with No I.D as executive producer and possible features from Earl Sweatshirt, ScHoolboy Q, and Mac Miller the hype may be real. If those names aren't convincing enough, Vince has released two solid singles "Senorita" featuring Future and his most recent "Get Paid"to back it up. Thriving on well refined and pristine trap productions, "Get Paid" displays Vince in his element. Produced by NO I.D, the instrumental is driven by an arpeggiated loop with uptempo claps and drum kicks. Rapping about his humble beginnings and using knowledge passed down by the "OGs", Vince Staples is expressing what it takes to get paid and strive for a better life. A common theme in most of his music, Vince is very dedicated to helping the kids in the tougher neighbourhoods to stray away from getting involved in gangs or criminal activities and realize their potential and pursue what they love. Summertime '06 is set to be released June 30th.