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Vince Staples      

Rapper from Long Beach Known for Singles Like "Blue Suede"

Recording artist Vince Staples has come a long way from his trying upbringing in Long Beach, California’s Ramona Park neighborhood. Releasing his critically acclaimed debut "Summertime ’06" album in 2015, the then twenty-year-old saw his life turned right side up, going from being nearly trapped to having what appeared to be complete freedom.

Yet, as his most recent project, "Big Fish Theory," suggests, appearances can be deceiving. The LP delves into the confusion of sudden fame and acclimating to a lifestyle antithetical to the one he’d known in Long Beach – one wrought with gang violence and poverty. A standout rapper in today’s hip hop world, he keeps his sound deeply tied to his west coast roots and his message one that knows no boundaries.

In a world of full of painful departures, his art gives listeners reason to believe that, somehow, as he advances, the people who have left him and the people who he's left behind will still be waiting for him at the end.

Staples stated that he has never done illicit drugs or used alcohol. Staples has been upfront about his gang involvement in his youth. He now speaks to young people about the dangers of being involved with gangs.

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Vince Staples To Headline & EP Eponymous Scripted Comedy ...
Sep 6, 2022 ... Rapper Vince Staples is set to headline his own scripted comedy series at Netflix. The streamer has given a series order to The Vince Staples Show, ...
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Apr 11, 2022 ... Last year, he wrote the graphic novel “Limbo Beach,” which concentrates on a familiar theme: Kids trying to reclaim their stolen youth. In 2019, he started a ...

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