Vince Staples’ “Prima Donna” EP is On Its Way

Vince Staples is already following up last year’s double album Summertime 06 with a six-track EP Prima Donna, which will be available at the end of the month. The new release will feature production by James Blake and guest vocals by Kilo Kish and A$AP Rocky.

The EP was mentioned in a story cover on FADER back in June. When it was heard by writer Jeff Weiss, he described it as “his greatest artistic leap forward: it’s a hyper-musical fusillade of sounds that could be described as psychedelic gangsta rap blues that you could play at 2 a.m. at an underground rave.”

That’s not all. Staples is also releasing a short film, although it’s currently unclear what it will be about. We do know that director Nabil was involved, who is known for his previous work with Kanye West, Frank Ocean, FKA Twigs and Bruno Mars.

Some lucky fans will be able to receive one of 5000 signed vinyls if they pre-order the EP from his website. Pre-orders will be available from August 19th.

This isn’t the first collaboration between Blake and Staples. The two performed together at this year’s Glastonbury festival, taking on Blake’s Timeless from his latest album The Color In Anything.

See the Prima Donna tracklist below:

  1. War Ready
  2. Smile
  3. Loco feat. Kilo Kish
  4. Prima Donna feat. A$AP Rocky
  5. Pimp Hand
  6. Big Time

Prima Donna will be released on August 26th.

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