Emcee, Media, New Music, Video

Peep This: Vince Staples – Lift Me Up

Long Beach, CA spitter Vince Staples offers up a crazy visual for “Lift Me Up,” from his 2015 album Summertime ’06. Clearly, we need to give this dude a Video Of The Year award already, or at least a recognition with equal value. The dude has consistently put out some of the best videos that touch base on […]

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Album Review, Emcee

2015’s Best: The Album Picks of the Year

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but be completely in awe of all the music I’ve encountered, for reasons that are pretty obvious. In 2015, we witnessed a resurgence of music that was not only diverse in genre, but culturally and politically resonant. One of the biggest landmarks in music was […]

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Jam On It: Stream Vince Staples “Summertime ’06” on NPR

Long Beach native Vince Staples has been rap’s radar for a minute now, but an album seemed a long way from the horizon. A year after dropping his “Hell Can Wait” EP and a number of guest appearances on the works of Earl Sweatshirt, Mike G and even Ghostface Killah, Vince is named to XXL’s […]

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