You should be familiar with Vince Staples by now. His 2014 EP Hell Can Wait was one of the best hip-hop releases all year. And thankfully the 21-year-old Long Beach rapper hasn’t slowed down. Here he’s joined by Christian Rich, an LA-based production team for “High.” The track is dope and if you’re still unfamiliar with Staples then here’s a nice start. Get at it after the jump.
Earl Sweatshirt’s sophomore album I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside is now available for stream (get it after the jump) and it’s coming after Earl’s single “Grief.” It contains ten brand new tracks and clocks in at around the 30 minute mark. It’s Earl’s first full length project since his 2013 debut album Doris. Stream it after the jump.
Vince Staples’ major label debut Hell Can Wait was one of the best releases of 2014 and here, in 2015, Vince Staples is looking to continue his domination. But first, he’s sharing the video for “Screen Door.” We here at iHipHop are excited to see what Staples has in store for the new year and judging by the content of this visual, he’s not letting up on the grimy ish. Peep the video for “Screen Door” after the jump.
Vince Staples winning streak continues as he drops the visuals for his Hell Can Wait cut “Fire”. In the video Staples finds himself situated in a church and during confession repeating (to whomever is listening) that he is going to hell. Peep the vid after the jump and do yourself a favor and check out his Hell Can Wait EP right here.
The wait is over as the young Long Beach emcee Vince Staples drops his new project, the Hell Can Wait EP on Def Jam. The EP comes a few months after he dropped the first single “Blue Suede” and a exactly a month removed from dropping “Hands Up”. Hell Can Wait features seven original tracks and may be streamed after the jump. Something tells us you’ll be bumping this one in the whip.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you already know young Vince Staples is one of the best new emcees out right now, easily. He’s a true spitter. And as if we didn’t 100% already know this, Vince Staples went and snapped all over Missy Elliott’s “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” for five minutes on Sway in the Morning. Off the top too, mind you. Go ahead and watch the video because this kid deserves the recognition; respect. After the jump.
Both Vince Staples and Jay Electronica gave Common a helping hand during his AAHH! festival performance over the weekend and today Common delivers a remix of “Kingdom” featuring the two rappers. The original, which appears on Common’s excellent Nobody’s Smiling album, gets a nice boost of energy from the youthful Vince Staples and a solid verse from Jay Electronica. The track is said to be performed live at the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Oct. 14th during a tribute to the late Mike Brown. After the jump.
It’s safe to say hip-hop isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And thankfully it doesn’t have to as there is plenty of talent out there to carry the game for years to come. In addition, there’s always a slew of new talent cropping up in the scene. Be it due to hard work or going viral, dozens of fresh rappers are gaining exposure every year. Peep our list of the 10 rappers you probably don’t know about in 2014, but will soon be seeing everywhere.
Honorable Mentions: Sulaiman (Hook, Line, and Sinker), Cavalier (The Offering), Rast RFC (Across West 3rd Street), Antwon (Heavy Hearted in Doldrums), Jimmy Johnson (In God We Trust), GoldLink (The God Complex), Robb Bank$ (Tha City).
Check out the full list after the jump.
Vince Staples with the video for his summer banger. This kid is real and makes Ice Cube and the Bomb Squad look like Disney characters. The West Coast is resurrected on his back alone. Check the video after the jump.
From his upcoming album Hell Can Wait, Vince Staples delivers his hardcore Long Beach flow over intimidating bass chords. It’s like 2014 DJ Yella and NWA with faster rhymes and smoother instrumentation. Don’t let the smooth taste fool you though. Check the track after the jump.
The rapper formerly known as Common Sense is no longer common. He’s on his dime album, recruits young upstarts like Vince Staples to keep him “real,” and gets burn on the late night circuit like he’s a Roots member. Check the video of his performance last night after the jump.
How good are Million Dollar Dreams when you wake up? Vince Staples and Joey Fatts are two of the best new voices in the game and have a darker take on haunting ambitions. Listen after the jump.
Before we get to see the Hype Williams directed video for the latest single off of Common’s 10th studio album, we get to hear the song itself. Featuring a guest appearance by fellow label mate, Vince Staples, “Kingdom” is laced by Chicago beatsmith No I.D.