Vince Staples has returned with the follow-up project to his 2015 critically acclaimed debut, Summertime 06. The latest offering from the Long Beach native is the seven track EP, Prima Donna. Staples went on Zane Lowe‘s program on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Check out a snippet of the conversation.
Prima Donna, from a first listen, is Staples continuing to develop his G-Funk inspired sound. On his new single “Smile,” Staples channels a more melodic flow than we have heard from him before.
“That money comes and go’s so money not my motive no more
I made enough to know I never make enough for my soul” – Vince Staples “Smile”
The one feature from this project comes from the Harlem prodigy A$AP Rocky on the EP’s title track. Vince performance is exceptional on this record. Staples bars are t-shirt worthy, while A$AP lends his talents to the song’s bridge.
“I just want to be DaVinci baby
Why they wanna kill me baby?” – Vince Staples “Prima Donna“
“Pimp Hand” reeks of LBC influence that Snoop Dogg and Kurupt made famous. Coupled with the sinister production and Staples witty lyricism, it’s one of the best Staples tracks this year.
Prima Donna is a project that continues to keep fans of Staples happy while enticing new listeners at the same time.
Listen to Prima Donna here.
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