6 Feb 2016

Vince Staples

From RNZ Music
Vince Staples

Vince Staples Photo: Courtesy of Universal Music

On his critically-acclaimed double LP Summertime ’06, LA native Vince Staples relayed a coming-of-age story situated in his original stomping ground on the Northside of Long Beach, a city that’s produced other hip hop talent like Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg.

With harrowing accounts of Vince’s conflicted inner and outer life as a gang-related youth, what the album didn’t capture was Vince’s comedic talents, which were on display when he played St Jerome’s Laneway Festival at Auckland’s Silo Park on Monday.

Sam Wicks has a post-performance catch up with the multi-dimensional lyricist.

Music details

Artist: Vince Staples
Song: Norf Norf
Composer: V.Staples, M.Volpe
Album: Summertime '06
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Vince Staples
Song: Lift Me Up
Composer: V.Staples, D.Natche, E.Wilson, S.Wyreman 
Album: Summertime '06
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Vince Staples
Song: Summertime
Composer: V.Staples, M.Volpe, D.Jones, R.Smith 
Album: Summertime '06
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Vince Staples
Song: Señorita
Composer: V.Staples, B.Ridgeway S.Uwaezuok, N.Wilburn, S.Fenton, S.Nowrozi
Album: Summertime '06
Label: Def Jam