Understanding that it’s difficult to spot talented artists in a sea of struggle rappers, one we personally recommend is Vince Staples.
A few months back, the young rhymer liberated the thought provoking “Guns N Roses” from his upcoming collaborative album with Mac Miller, Stolen Youth. Today, he delivers another sampling of the project with “Killin Y’all.”
Fellow Los Angeles native Ab-Soul kicks things off with a potent introductory verse. Staples proves his worth as a MC with a quality 16 of his own. For your information, it’s rare for any MC to hold his own with Soul-O on a track.
Miller lends his hand with production duties under his moniker Larry Fisherman. Such will be the case on the entire LP.
Miller spoke highly of Staples in a brief sit down with The Fader:
Vince is an incredible rapper. Every single verse he puts down is the greatest shit you hear. He was over and said, ‘No one ever gives me beats.’ I was making beats a lot, so we just did a project. I’m self concious about it cause it’s my first step out as a producer.
Check out “Killin Yall” below and keep an eye out for Stolen Youth to release with an accompanying comic book created by Hug Life illustrator Phillip Lumbang in the near future.
Photo: Vince Staples