All that glitters is not gold. But we can all agree: All that glitters is fabulous. As was 2010. The year saw pop's reigning megalomaniac bare his torment on Twitter, his soul on a masterful album, and his Lil Kanye in a leaked photo -- impressive, all. Since there's a lot more to make sense of, we're going to make like glitter and reflect.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »