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The new staple of Long Beach hip-hop

Vince Staples is a rapper whose career includes working with the Los Angeles collective Odd Future, Earl Sweatshirt, and Syd tha Kid. His debut album showed his seriousness as a rapper, and tells stories of the neighborhood he grew up in. “North Long Beach is portrayed in the album as a troubled place with little to celebrate… With his lyrics Staples sees North Long Beach as a place where vices kept those around him as slaves to rampant violence, drug addiction, and poverty.” A profile of the hip-hop artist and Long Beach native Vince Staples, on Voicewaves.

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This entry was posted on September 9, 2015 by in Print, Voicewaves and tagged , .

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