Vince Staples shares new melodic single.
Ahead of the release of his upcoming self titled album dropping this Friday. Vince Staples has unveiled the project’s first single.
On the Kenny Beats and Reske produced offering, The Compton rapper reflects on his childhood and mindset at the time.
“All I wanted was to be a thug,” he raps. “Wanted me a plug (Plug) to get a little bread
Shoot a couple niggas in the head.”
The track “Are You With That?,” follows his previous song “Law Of Averages.”
During a recent interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe (who premiered the track on his Apple Music 1 radio show), Vince describes his new album, the follow-up to 2018’s FM!, as a “bunch of glory stories.”
“I was just having a lot of conversations with a lot of people around me, other musicians, a lot of artists, a lot of friends, and people always say, ‘Oh, you used to always say these stories and this and that, and I don’t notice much about these specific things. Why don’t you put it into the music?’ And it’ll be stuff that has been in songs for years. And then I realize it’s just not the appropriate… the backdrop wasn’t right for certain things I was saying or vice versa. So I feel like this is kind of very descript and distinct on kind of where… not just where I come from, it’s not a bunch of glory stories or things like that, I guess it’s just more personal.”
Listen to Are You With That? below.