Vince Staples

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On my radar: Vince Staples’s cultural highlights
The LA rapper and actor on the growing pains of Pen15, one-to-watch Reggie Helms Jr and escaping from it all along the Pacific Coast Highway

Kathryn Bromwich

25, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Vince Staples: Vince Staples review – mellifluous west coast nihilism
The California rapper’s most accessible album yet captures the tenderness at play within the clammy tensions of LA

Damien Morris

11, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Vince Staples: Vince Staples review – inventive rapper still walks own path
The Long Beach MC has repeatedly shunned fame – and this spectral take on his region’s G-funk, paired with conversational lyrics, deepens his outsider appeal

Alexis Petridis

01, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Vince Staples review – lean, hard rap with a west coast bounce
The California rapper’s stark, rave-informed tunes transcend hip-hop cliches

Kitty Empire

03, Sep, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Vince Staples review – big fish of rap hooks leaping crowd
Kentish Town Forum, London
The LA rapper cuts his hypnotic choruses with racial commentary while flinging about the stage with enough energy to inspire the mosh pit

Ian McQuaid

31, Aug, 2017 @10:21 AM

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Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory review – good vibrations and gunfire
The rapper and former Crip’s urgent second album juxtaposes California sunshine with the horrors of gang life

Kitty Empire

25, Jun, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory review – dazzling flow makes grim truths glitter

Kate Hutchinson

23, Jun, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Vince Staples: 'I started gangbanging because I wanted to kill people’
A member of the Crips in his teenage years, the reformed California rapper now spends his time stripping the glamour from gang culture. He wishes the media would do the same

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Oct, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Five albums to try this week: Vince Staples, Cradle of Filth and more
Stream five new releases, from Little Boots’ electropop to Ahmad Jamal’s piano jazz, and let us know what you’ll be listening to

Tshepo Mokoena

13, Jul, 2015 @10:29 AM

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Vince Staples: Summertime '06 review – idiosyncratic, impressive solo rap effort
Brooding and menacing, Vince Staples’ debut takes an unflinching tour around his Long Beach, LA neighbourhood

Lanre Bakare

09, Jul, 2015 @9:00 PM

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What's bugging rapper Vince Staples? Fame and fortune not a selling point
Hip-hop artist is rising to the top of a ‘freshman’ class with his highly anticipated debut Summertime ’06 – but success takes on a deeper meaning

Amanda Holpuch

26, Jun, 2015 @5:28 PM

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