VINCE STAPLES – NORF NORF

Vince Staples’ ‘Summertime ’06‘ stand-out ‘Norf Norf’ was initially released with a simple accompanying visual, but now that the album is out he’s taken things up a gear.  The new video begins with Staples sat in the back of a police car, and follows his story as his arrest is processed by the police.  The black and white visual…

VINCE STAPLES – SUMMERTIME ’06

Vince Staples’ debut album ‘Summertime ’06’ is finally here.  Released on Def Jam, the double-sided album features singles ‘Senorita‘, ‘Get Paid‘ and ‘Norf Norf‘.  With its artwork a clever re-working of Joy Division’s classic ‘Unknown Pleasures’ cover, the album’s title represents the time a thirteen year old Vince Staples lost his innocence.  ‘Summertime ’06’ also…

VINCE STAPLES – NORF NORF

Vince Staples’ upcoming album ‘Summertime ’06’ was recently made available to stream via NPR, and it’s full release date [June 30] is tantalisingly close.  To that effect, Vinny Stapes releases a new track entitled ‘Norf Norf’, which sees the Long Beach MC emotively deliver bars in his excellently-crafted, socially-aware style.  The accompanying is simple; a still…

VINCE STAPLES – HELL CAN WAIT EP

Vince Staples’ ‘Hell Can Wait’ was officially released on October 7, but until recently we’ve been unable to stream it this side of the Atlantic.  On the mic, Staples delivers razor sharp social and political commentary through tales of growing up in long beach, all told using his trademark dexterity, and over surprisingly satisfying beats.  Thankfully,…

ZUPER – DROP [LONG BEACH]

Zuper’s take on the Snoop & Pharrell classic, ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’, takes that instantly recognisable melody and gives it a chilled makeover.  Stream ‘Drop [Long Beach] below via SoundCloud.