Eyes have been on Def Jam’s Long Beach acquisition, Vince Staples, since he pulled a Cappadonna on “Winter Warz” on numerous guest verses on Earl Sweatshirt’s Doris LP. If you agree, the young MC has an audible treat in the form of his Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 mixtape.
The project clocks in at 10-tracks, but don’t let the brevity detract you from listening. Like ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron and YG’s upcoming debut, My Krazy Life, Staples’ latest body of work offers up a true life depiction of life in Los Angeles county. This includes familiar story lines about gang banging, crooked cops, and criminal activity, but it’s presented in a way that’s more eloquently spoken than we’ve heard in the past.
Jhené Aiko and James Fauntleroy are the lone guest appearances on the tape. No I.D., Scoop DeVille, Evidence and DJ Babu provided the production.
Stream and download Vince Staples’ Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 below. Additionally, hear the up and coming MC speak with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg in an interview on the following page.
DOWNLOAD: Vince Staples – Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2