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New Music: Vince Staples – “BagBak”

After teasing it earlier this week, Vince Staples greets the weekend with the new single "BagBak." The new track is the first piece of Staples…
Brian Josephs / February 3, 2017

Vince Staples Announces the “Life Aquatic Tour” With Kilo Kish

Vince Staples is taking a page from Wes Anderson's book, dubbing his upcoming North American tour the Life Aquatic Tour. The 2017 trek—which will be Staples's…
Brian Josephs / November 29, 2016

Vince Staples Has 100,000 Gamestop Points

Vince Staples stopped by for an interview on Power 106 in Los Angeles this morning, where he chatted about sports, video games, saving money, and…
Anna Gaca / November 17, 2016

Vince Staples Is a Nice Guy, Defends Mother Upset Over “Norf Norf” Lyrics

On Tuesday, a video of a woman ranting about Vince Staples's "Norf Norf" being on the radio went viral. In the video, the unidentified woman…
Brian Josephs / October 6, 2016

Watch Nas Talk About Kendrick, J.Cole, and Shaq on Bill Simmons’s Awkward TV Show

Bill Simmons wrangled a slightly puzzling panel of guests for his HBO talk show Any Given Wednesday last night. Nas and Kevin Durant sat down…
Kyle McGovern / September 22, 2016

Watch Vince Staples and GTA’s New Video for “A Little Bit of This”

Vince Staples has been everywhere lately: There's his new EP, Prima Donna, as well as collaborations with Flume, The Roots on Fallon, ScHoolboy Q, and a tour with James Blake.
Josh Rosenberg / September 15, 2016

Watch Vince Staples and the Roots’ Affecting “Smile” on Fallon

Vince Staples was the musical guest on last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing "Smile," a standout from his recent Prima Donna EP. The song had…
Anna Gaca / September 8, 2016

James Blake and Vince Staples Connect Once Again on New Version of ‘Timeless’

Vince Staples and James Blake have formed something of a cross-Atlantic musical kinship. Blake produced two tracks on Staples' Prima Donna (the OutKast-sampling "War Ready" and the closer…
Brian Josephs / September 2, 2016

Vince Staples Examines Celebrity in His ‘Prima Donna’ Short Film

Earlier this month, Vince Staples announced that there would be a short film to accompany the release of his new Prima Donna shortie. The project is out, and…
Brian Josephs / September 1, 2016

Vince Staples Drops the Full Version of ”06′

This week's Adult Swim Single is Vince Staples "'06." You've heard some of it before: A fraction of the song serves as the closer to…
Brian Josephs / August 24, 2016

Review: Vince Staples Remains More Reality Than Television on ‘Prima Donna’ EP

Vince Staples records feel like transmissions. On early mixtapes like Stolen Youth and his Shyne Coldchain series, they were the raw, unfiltered diary entries of…
Matthew Ramirez / August 23, 2016

Watch Vince Staples Review Olympic Athletes

Vince Staples has a new video series at GQ called "Vince Staples Reviews Every F**king Thing." In its first installment, the Long Beach rapper critiques…
Rachel Brodsky / August 17, 2016

Vince Staples’ ‘Prima Donna’ EP Is Coming Real Soon

A year after releasing his bleak, critically praised debut LP Summertime '06, Long Beach rapper Vince Staples is getting ready to drop a new EP titled Prima Donna. The six-track…
Brian Josephs / August 15, 2016

Eaux Claires Festival 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Eaux Claires, the festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, celebrated its second annual event in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire,…
SPIN Staff / August 15, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016
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