In celebration of Vince Staples releasing Prima Donna today, here is a look back one of of his most prolific videos from 2015’s Summertime ’06. Whoever is in charge of his videos should get a raise. Everything he has put out has been well thought out and put together visually. Run over to one of your streaming services and check out the new EP by clicking here
Comprehensive Beatdown is back with a new episode this week, our 20th! Thanks for the continued support and listens over the past several months.
This week, Bloggy Bonilla and Silent G bring you “Summertime 06” from Vince Staples, the Long Beach, California rapper’s debut album on Def Jam after a string of popular mixtapes dating back to 2011. The guys also check out new music from Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge, Statik Selektah, No Suh, and Emancipator.
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Common has added Jay Electronica to his tour the winter, coming to a city near you. You will not want to miss this, I assure you. Meanwhile, check out the remix to Common’s “Kingdom” featuring Vince Staples and Jay Electronica. Nobody’s Smiling is in stores now and you should own it….seriously…..you should….
Common & No I.D. x Vince Staples x Hype Williams = Kingdom.
From the forthcoming album Nobody’s Smiling, Common and fellow Chi-town legend and frequent collaborator No I.D. have linked up to address the growing violence in their native city. “Kingdom” is the epitome of the project. The video directed by Hype Williams fits the theme perfectly. July 22nd is the launch date for the project and it cannot come soon enough. Props to Vince Staples who holds his own in the company of veterans.
Common and No I.D. link up with Cali again. This time they call upon newcomer Vince Staples on “Kingdom”, the latest release from Nobody’s Smiling. Recorded as a call to action against the violence that is ripping through their hometown, Chicago, Nobody’s Smiling, is shaping up to be one heck of an album. Vince steps in on the third verse and rips it to shreds. With No I.D. in classic form this track has the feel of Like Water For Chocolate. This is the reason I refuse to listen to the Common has fallen off chatter ‘Ye of little faith participate in every so often.