Vince Staples

  • 31 March 2014



Vince Staples Offers Haters The Chance To Shut Him Up Permanently For $2 Million

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 07 March 2018

Vince Staples

Staples hit back at his critics in style, setting up a GoFundMe page with a target of $2 million, saying he'll 'quit music' if it succeeds.

In a response to recent negative criticism concerning his new music and his latest tour, Vince Staples has dared the haters to pay him to go away by setting up a GoFundMe page so that he can ‘quit’ music.

Setting up the ruse earlier this week, Staples has offered his haters the chance to shut him up forever – but it will cost them $2 million.

In a video on the fundraising page, the 24 year old Compton-born rapper says: “First and foremost, I hope you’re having a great day. I really do. Second, we’ve gotten a lot of complaints about our recent show performances, energy on stage, production choice. I think one person said it sounds like we’re rapping on robot video game beats. We’d like to apologise for that."

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Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory Album Review

By Max Cussons in Music Reviews on 27 June 2017

Vince Staples is a Californian rapper who's displayed quite a lot potential in recent years. After a handful of mixtapes and EP's, he released his debut album, a double album, 'Summertime '06' in 2015. So far Staples has displayed his knack for writing solid hip-hop tracks with groove, memorable impact and hard, but cool flow. However, with his newest album 'Big Fish Theory', Staples takes it up a notch with a real game-changer.

'Crabs In A Bucket' gets things off to an ethereal start, with warm, drawn out keys. However, there's also something of a party vibe to this song with garage-like beats and cut-up vocals. When Staples' vocals come in, the track really comes out swinging with him rapping so effortlessly it feels like the bars are just falling out of his mouth. He calmly spits a line about getting in the mosh pit as well as a line of social discontent 'Feds taking pictures doing play by play, they don't ever want to see the black man eat.' Kilo Kish appears on this song, delivering a glacial verse, to solidify this song's perfect balance of meditative and impulsive.

'Big Fish' goes a little more standard hip-hop with braggadocios lyrics, mainly about 'balling' and neon beats, however there's still a shade of strange, with the occasional warped beat sneaking it's way in.

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Malcolm Adecombi is not having such a good time in high school. He's constantly bullied for being a geek, as are his best friends Diggy and Jib. But things aren't about to get any easier as he approaches college. He's determined to get the best grades possible and hopefully go to Harvard, but a sexual awakening, a desire to be seen as cool and his love of music might just get in the way. Living in the tough suburb of The Bottoms in Inglewood, California, there's a lot of underground gang and drug crime happening, nonetheless when he is invited to a secret party he is determined to go and prove himself. As bad luck would have it, hitting up an illegal gathering can only see his life go from bad to worse, and when he inadvertently gets caught up in some serious trouble, he has to do some hard thinking to get himself out.

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Vince Staples - Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 2 - Day 1 - Backstage at Wireless Festival - London, United Kingdom - Friday 3rd July 2015

Vince Staples - Celebrities at the BBC Studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd July 2015

Vince Staples, Jay Electronica, Michael Brown Sr and Lesley McSpadden - A variety of hip hop stars attnded the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Show in Atlanta, Georgia, United States - Saturday 20th September 2014