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Watch Vince Staples Levitate In ‘Lift Me Up’ Video

Taken from his critically acclaimed debut album, Summertime ’06, one of rap’s most exciting names right now, Vince Staples, has shared some brand new visuals for his track, Lift Me Up.

The track itself talks about the differences between a rich, white upbringing and his in the Long Beach hood – a loaded message which Staples does not shy away from when he calls out “All these white folks chanting when I asked ’em where my n—-s at?”, for example. Talking about presidents, his mother, his friends and the weight it all has on him, he asks Jehovah to lift him up to free him from the load. In this clip, he does just that.

Levitating above the ground, the clip is one that should probably come with a motion sickness warning as it spins around and around as he sings the hook. Staring straight at the camera, his matter-of-fact way about telling it like it is, is amplified due to the relatively simple clip, allowing Staples to deliver his message with little distraction – save for the floating of course.

We are just one week out from the start of the 2016 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, which Vince will be joining along with a couple of sideshows. On the tour as well will be Flume, who coincidentally dropped a new single yesterday which also features Vince. It’s not confirmed whether he will join the producer on stage for the track, but the only way to find out is to head along to the festival to see for yourself! Check the info below:


Tuesday, 9th February: Max Watt’s, Sydney
Tickets here

Wednesday, 10th February: Max Watt’s, Melbourne
Tickets here


Friday 5 February – Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)
Saturday 6 February – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (16+)
Sunday 7 February – Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
Saturday 13 February – Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge, Melbourne
Sunday 14 February – Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle
Tickets here


Read our interview with Vince Staples here

Image: YouTube