‘Vince Staples’ by Vince Staples: Release date, how to stream and all about 'FM!' follow-up
Vince Staples, who is best known for this singles like ‘BagBak’, ‘Big Fish’, and ‘Rain Come Down’, announced his brand new album on the occasion of his 28th birthday. Taking to his official Instagram account, the California native shared a short video to spill details on his new project.
The acclaimed rapper, singer, and songwriter also shared the official tracklist of his fourth album with his close to a million followers on the photo-sharing app. The new album is a follow-up to his third full-length project called ‘FM!’ which was released in 2018. The well-received album featured guest vocals from Kamaiyah, E-40, Jay Rock, Kehlani, Earl Sweatshirt, Buddy and Tyga, among others. Staples most recently dropped a single called ‘Law of Averages’ accompanied by thrilling visuals. The rapper recently joined Pusha-T and DIVINE on ‘Jungle Mantra’ which got featured on Netflix’s ‘The White Tiger’. Speaking of new music, artists like Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd might soon drop their respective new albums.
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The brand new self-titled album will hit the Internet on July 9, 2021 and is expected to be released via Motown Records and Blacksmith Recordings. Fans can pre-save the album from here.
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Taking to his official Instagram account, Staples dropped an 18-second video where he announced his new record. The video starts with the rapper’s face on a cake. It zooms in and cuts to Staples talking to the camera where he addresses his fans by saying, “I am Vince Staples. It’s my birthday. If you care about my birthday please do one thing for me- Pre-save, pre-add and pre-order ‘Vince Staples’ by Vince Staples on your local DSP. It would really mean a lot. Thank you, bi**h.” He also shared another post with a picture of his head and it appears as if he standing on the edge of a cliff. He captioned the post as, “July 9th.” Though he did not mention it, there is a possibility of the photo being the official cover art of the album.
Talking about his recent song ‘Law of Averages’, the song was produced by his frequent collaborator Kenny Beats. On the song, he rapped, “F**k a bi**h, I don't trust no b***h with my government/ F**k a friend, I don't want no friends with no open hands/ Count my bands, all alone at home, don't you call my phone/ Everyone that I've ever known asked me for a loan/ Leave me 'lone, .44 Stallone, get a [expletive] a gone.” In the chorus, he spits, “Cherry Ave, Downey Ave, ho, you average/ Louis bag, Gucci bag, you got baggage/ I will never give my money to a bad b***h/ I will never give my money to a bad b***h.” Speaking of the stunning music video, the 2-minute-26-second video features Staples chilling out with his buddies in the neighborhood. The video was shot in a very different style giving a dark aesthetic vibe to the song.
‘Vince Staples’ by Vince Staples will be stacked with 10 tracks and interestingly, it does not feature any other artist. Here’s how the official tracklist of the newly-announced album looks like:
1. ‘Are You With That?’
2. ‘Law Of Averages’
3. ‘Sundown Town’
4. ‘The Shining’
5. ‘Taking Trips’
6. ‘The Apple & The Tree’
7. ‘Take Me Home’
8. ‘Lil Fade’
9. ‘Lakewood Mall (Free Pac Slimm)’