Vince Staples continues to go from strength to strength, with his new EP, Prima Donna, once again cementing him as one of the most vital voices in hip-hop right now. Today sees the release of an accompanying short film, directed by Nabil for Vice’s TV channel VICELAND.
The EP is a fantastic, versatile listen. While only seven tracks long, it pushes boundaries with unpredictable sound and unique production, tremendous lyricism and increasingly creative wordplay. Staples’ lyrics and delivery are among the best in the game, and it’s always a delight to hear more. From the opening track, which kicks off with an Andre 3000 sample from ATLiens and was produced by James Blake, to the huge and explosive War Ready, the seductive Loco featuring Kilo Kish and beyond, he continues to throw himself beyond expectations, and the film is a great visual accompaniment.
Id you haven’t given it a spin yet, I highly recommend that you do – stream below.
“I’m one of the funniest people alive, people have to understand that” – Read our interview with Vince Staples.