After a significant hiatus, The Gorillaz are back on the map with a grand total of four new records. They are as follows: “Ascension,” featuring Vince Staples; “We Got The Power,” featuring Jehnny Beth of Savages; “Saturnz Barz,” featuring Popcaan, and “Andromeda,” featuring D.R.A.M. The Gorillaz are releasing an album called Humanz on April 28th. . . .
West Coast, stand up. TeeCee4800 drops a video for “Crippin,” featuring fellow Sunshine State natives Vince Staples and D. Loc. The three take to the streets of Los Angeles for the newly released video. Expect this song to get plenty of play this summer. Watch the Gabe Shaddow-directed video for “Crippin” below, and stream afterwards.
You could easily say that 2016 was one of the best years for hip-hop in recent memory, but who had the BEST year? The contributors at Artistic Manifesto submitted their pick of which artist had the biggest 2016, and wrote a speech from that artist’s perspective. Now it’s up to you, the reader, to decide . . .
Vince Staples has never been one to hold his tongue, and he speaks out loud and clear on his high octane new release, “BagBak.” The Long Beach-based emcee isn’t afraid to tell us what he thinks of America in its current state, aiming shots directly at the President. This is Vince’s first solo drop since . . .
Flume took an interesting idea and brought it to life in the form of a modern remix of the iconic Ghost Town DJ’s single, “My Boo.” He did so with the help of Vince Staples, KUČKA, NGAIIRE, & Vera Blue. The original performance of this rendition was delivered for Australian radion station Triple J’s Like . . .
Jahkoy pulls in a guest feature from Long Beach star Vince Staples to give his “California Heaven” remix a new feel. Originally featured on the Foreign Water EP, the record’s laid back allure continues to serve as a reminder of what makes the West Coast great. Stream the “California Heaven” remix below.
Ok. Wow. To see that I never saw this coming would be the understatement of the year. Flume, Vince Staples and Kučka joined forces for an amazing cover of Ghost Town DJ’s’s “My Boo.” If you don’t know the song by name, you’ll definitely know it once you hear it. The futuristic performance took place . . .
A year in the making After speculation of an impending drop heated up with the extended version of “06,” Vince Staples has given us all a gift by dropping Prima Donna a day before it was expected. Prima Donna on Spotify and Apple Music now. — Vince Staples (@vincestaples) August 25, 2016 That was the announcement . . .
We first heard a snippet of “06” on Vince Staples‘s Summertime ’06 album, which I’ve been playing frequently since its June 2015 release. With Vince’s Prima Donna EP set to release this Friday, it’s only right that we get the full version of the song to enjoy. Prima Donna will include guest features from A$AP . . .
Vince Staples has a degree of charisma and authenticity that’s hard to come by in the game, and he’s in top form on Clams Casino‘s “All Nite.” The newly released visuals for the spacey single feature Vince driving around Long Beach. Look for Clams’s 32 Levels album to release on July 15th. Watch the Ryan . . .
If you listen to a Vince Staples verse for over thirty seconds, you probably know at least three things: he’s not afraid, he’s from the West Coast, and he can really really rap. The West Coast spitter delivers another strong performance on Clams Casino’s 32 Levels single, “All Night.” Look for Clams Casino’s 32 Levels album, . . .
Joey Fatts gets back to it with a new video for the Vince Staples-featuring “Farrakhan,” which originally featured on his I’ll Call You Tomorrow project. The video finds Fatts and his crew trying to avoid corrupt policemen, before turning on them at the end as the plot takes a few dramatic turns. Watch the video for “Farrakhan” . . .
Colombian singer Kali Uchis taps into infectious vibes to make “Only Girl” a success. Featuring warbling, groovy production from Kaytranada and guest appearances from Vince Staples and Steve Lacy of The Internet, “Only Girl” has the juice to earn heavy play all summer. Stream “Only Girl” below.
Flume is a popular electronic music producer based in Sydney, Australia. He finds a new audience with “Smoke and Retribution,” a colorful track that features a charismatic performance from Long Beach’s very own, Vince Staples. Vince is typically at home over much darker instrumentation, but he proves his diversity as he finds his tempo well . . .
Vince Staples has a reputation for unorthodox, eye catching music videos. This time around on “Lift Me Up,” we find the Long Beach lyricist and storyteller literally floating in the sky over beautiful beach scenery. The welcoming imagery provides a sharp contrast to the conflicted nature of the song, as Vince details the intricacies of . . .