Vince Staples

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Vince Staples
Born (1993-07-02) July 2, 1993 (age 21)
Origin Long Beach, California, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2010-present
Labels Blacksmith, A.G., Def Jam
Associated acts Cutthroat Boyz, Earl Sweatshirt, Mac Miller, Odd Future, Schoolboy Q

Vince Staples (born July 2, 1993) is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is one-third of the Hip hop group Cutthroat Boyz, alongside fellow California rappers Joey Fatts and Aston Matthews. Staples is currently signed to Blacksmith Records, A.G., and Def Jam Recordings. He is best known for his appearances on albums by Odd Future members and his collaborative mixtape titled Stolen Youth, with fellow American rapper Mac Miller, who produced the entire project. On March 13, 2014 he released his fourth mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2. [1]

Life and career[edit]

Growing up Vince Staples lived in Long Beach, Compton and Lynwood, California.[2] Staples became associated with California-based Hip-Hop collective Odd Future, when he was kicked out of his house and moved in with Odd Future producer Syd tha Kyd.[3] He frequently collaborates with Odd Future members Mike G and Earl Sweatshirt. His debut mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1, was released December 30, 2011 via[4] In October 2012, Staples released a mixtape entitled Winter In Prague, produced entirely by Michael Uzowuru.[5]

On June 20, 2013, Staples released a mixtape entitled Stolen Youth, entirely produced by Mac Miller under his alias Larry Fisherman. The mixtape featured guest appearances from Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Da$H, Hardo, and Staples' Cutthroat Boyz cohort, Joey Fatts.[2] Following Stolen Youth's release, he toured as a supporting act on Mac Miller's The Space Migration Tour. After making three appearances on Earl Sweatshirt's debut studio album Doris, including the single "Hive", the liner notes revealed Staples had recently signed to Hip hop record label Def Jam Recordings.[5]

On March 13, 2014 he released his fourth mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2. [6] He told Complex in October 2013, Earl Sweatshirt, Michael Uzowuru, Childish Major, No ID, and Evidence would be providing production on the mixtape.[7] On February 18, 2014, Staples revealed both the cover artwork and track listing for the mixtape. No ID, Evidence (rapper), DJ Babu, Childish Major and Scoop DeVille provided production, as well as featuring guest appearances by singer-songwriters Jhené Aiko and James Fauntleroy.[8] On March 2, 2014, Staples began touring the United States with Schoolboy Q and Isaiah Rashad on the Oxymoron World Tour,.[9]




As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Rap
(Earl Sweatshirt featuring Casey Veggies and Vince Staples)
2013 57 Doris
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of songs with guest appearances by Vince Staples
Title Year Album Artist(s)
"epaR" 2010 Earl Earl Sweatshirt
"Moracular World" Ali Mike G
"Lunchbox" (also featuring JQ) 2011 The Journey to the 5th Echelon The Jet Age of Tomorrow
"Moracular World" Award Tour EP Mike G
"Award Tour"
"Michael Douglas" (also featuring SPEAK!)
"Dumb Young Nigga" 2012 NOFVCKSGIVEN A$ton Matthews
"Cutthroat" Chipper Jones EP Vol. 1 Joey Fatts
"I Ain't Happy" Sunny Side Up Cashius Green
"Elimination Chamber" (also featuring Earl Sweatshirt & Action Bronson) No Idols Domo Genesis
"Charles Barkley" The Lonely Savage Clayton Samus
"Black Sheep"
"Lindo" 2013 Chipper Jones EP Vol. 2 Joey Fatts
"Burgundy" Doris Earl Sweatshirt
"The Vapors" Sail Out Jhené Aiko
"Chapo"[10] 2014 Aston 3:16 A$ton Matthews
"Kingdom"[11] Nobody's Smiling Common


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  2. ^ a b "Download Vince Staples’ Album Stolen Youth". The Fader. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  3. ^ Haithcoat, Rebecca (2013-10-03). "Why Does Tyler, the Creator Have a Problem With Vince Staples? | West Coast Sound | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly". Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  5. ^ a b "Vince Staples Def Jam Signing". Complex. 2013-08-31. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Twitter / vincestaples: With that being said Shyne". 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  7. ^ "His Next Project Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2. — Who Is Vince Staples?". Complex. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  8. ^ "Twitter / vincestaples: #SCV2". Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  9. ^ Estevez, Marjua. "Check Out Vince Staples' New Mixtape Cover - XXL". Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  10. ^ Hardy, Jasmine (March 17, 2014). "Aston Matthews "Aston 3:16" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist, Download & Mixtape Stream". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ Rose Lilah (May 30, 2014). "Common - Kingdom Feat. Vince Staples". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved June 9, 2014.