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."
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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