Vince Staples

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Vince Staples
Long Beach, California rapper. Vince Staples.jpg
Background information
Born (1993-07-02) July 2, 1993 (age 21)
Origin Long Beach, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2010-present
Labels Def Jam Recordings, Blacksmith, A.G., ARTium Recordings
Associated acts Cutthroat Boyz, Earl Sweatshirt, Mac Miller, Odd Future, Schoolboy Q, Joey Fatts, Common
Website vincestaples.com

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., ARTium Recordings and Def Jam Recordings. He came to prominence with 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. In October 2014 he released his debut EP Hell Can Wait which included the singles Hands Up and Blue Suede.

Life and career[edit]

Growing up Vince Staples lived in Long Beach, Compton and Lynwood, California.[1] 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.[2] 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 applebird.com.[3] In October 2012, Staples released a mixtape entitled Winter In Prague, produced entirely by Michael Uzowuru.[4]

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.[1] 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.[4]

On March 13, 2014 he released his fourth mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2. [5] He told Complex in October 2013, Earl Sweatshirt, Michael Uzowuru, Childish Major, No ID, and Evidence would be providing production on the mixtape.[6] 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.[7] On March 2, 2014, Staples began touring the United States with Schoolboy Q and Isaiah Rashad on the Oxymoron World Tour.[8]

On August 15, 2014 Staples released a music video for, "Blue Suede".[9] The track was also made available on iTunes.[10][11] On September 9, 2014 Vince released another new song, "Hands Up" via iTunes. He released his latest project, Hell Can Wait on October 7, 2014.[12] Staples stated in an interview with XXL Magazine that Hell Can Wait will include features from Aston Matthews and Teyana Taylor, along with production from No I.D., Infamous, and Hagler [13]

On May 4, 2015 Staples released "Señorita", the first single from his debut album, "Summertime '06."[14][15] It is set to be released, on June 30, 2015.[16]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sale figures
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B/HH
US
Rap
Summertime '06[17]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions EP
US
US R&B
US Rap
"Guns & Roses" 2013 Stolen Youth
"Nate" 2014 Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2
"Blue Suede" Hell Can Wait
"Hands Up"
"Señorita" 2015 Summertime '06

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
US R&B
US Rap
"Hive"
(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 Journey to the 5th Echelon The Jet Age of Tomorrow
"Moracular World" Award Tour EP Mike G
"Carrera"
"Chanel"
"Award Tour"
"Vicks"
"Michael Douglas" (also featuring SPEAK!)
"Whatever" Inside Out Boy SPEAK!
"Lunchbox" Pyramid Life Jay Cue
"Dumb Young Nigga" 2012 NOFVCKSGIVEN A$ton Matthews
"Cutthroat" Chipper Jones EP Vol. 1 Joey Fatts
"Hate" Lost Tapes of Atlantis Vol. 1 Sk'La Flare
"I Ain't Happy" Sunny Side Up Cashius Green
"Elimination Chamber" (also featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Action Bronson) No Idols Domo Genesis
"Charles Barkley" The Lovely Savage Clayton Samus
"Black Sheep"
"La Cienega" La Cienega Da$h & Retch
"Lindo" 2013 Chipper Jones EP Vol. 2 Joey Fatts
"Burgundy" Doris Earl Sweatshirt
"Centurion"
"Hive" (also featuring Casey Veggies)
"The Vapors" Sail Out Jhené Aiko
"Far" The Shadowed Diamond Key Nyata
"Give Me A Reason" My 1st Chemistry Set Boldy James
"Aristocratic Anarchy" V.I.C.E.S Da$h
"Never" Khmer Tay
"Chapo"[18] 2014 Aston 3:16 A$ton Matthews
"Kingdom"[19] Nobody's Smiling Common
"Out on Bond"
"The Dark Room" Directors of Photography Dilated Peoples
"Rain" Faces Mac Miller
"Made" CONS EP Vol. 2 Bad Rabbits
"Million $ Dreams" Chipper Jones Vol. 3 Joey Fatts
"Hell Yeah" WOLVES Rag'N'Bone Man
"Amen Brother" (also featuring Ab-Soul, Da$h, amp, RetcH) Mac Miller
"grizzly" 2015 Natural Clayton Samus
"Wool" I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt Earl Sweatshirt
"High" (also featuring Bia) Christian Rich
"Mind Trap" (also featuring Casey Veggies) Good Vibe Tribe Audio Push

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Download Vince Staples’ Album Stolen Youth". The Fader. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  2. ^ 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". Blogs.laweekly.com. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  3. ^ "shynecoldchain.com". shynecoldchain.com. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  4. ^ a b "Vince Staples Def Jam Signing". Complex. 2013-08-31. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Twitter / vincestaples: With that being said Shyne". Twitter.com. 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  6. ^ "His Next Project Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2. — Who Is Vince Staples?". Complex. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  7. ^ "Twitter / vincestaples: #SCV2 http://t.co/9qXf91FBS9". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  8. ^ Estevez, Marjua. "Check Out Vince Staples' New Mixtape Cover - XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJLfCBBcZAo
  10. ^ https://twitter.com/DefJamRecords/status/499050359755911168
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blue-suede-single/id904787338
  12. ^ http://instagram.com/p/tYwGY1kF83/
  13. ^ C.M., Emmanuel (2014-09-09). "Vince Staples’ EP ‘Hell Can Wait’ Will Feature Aston Matthews And Teyana Taylor". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2014-10-05. 
  14. ^ http://pitchfork.com/news/59487-vince-staples-shares-senorita/
  15. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/senorita-single/id989645177
  16. ^ http://pitchfork.com/news/59489-vince-staples-announces-debut-album-summertime-06/
  17. ^ http://pitchfork.com/news/59489-vince-staples-announces-debut-album-summertime-06/
  18. ^ 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. 
  19. ^ Rose Lilah (May 30, 2014). "Common - Kingdom Feat. Vince Staples". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved June 9, 2014.