Wearing Calvin Klein, the musician covers our Spring 22 issue.


“To me, everything is about life. I’m just always trying to figure out life in the most natural way possible. The things that I learnt yesterday, if I’m recording today, I’ll put it in a song. I might change my mind after and think I don’t feel this way anymore, and that might be the next song. Just letting it be fluid with the overall experience, that way the listener can always know who I’m aspiring to be. They’ll know the interest. They’ll know the ups, the downs. ”

Vince Staples speaks the truth. His answers are short, sincere, and straight-to-the-point. He’s observant, that much is clear, a true documentarian of life’s jittering rollercoaster. And it’s his avant-garde artistry that makes his house our home, leaving the front door ajar, so we can soak up the view.

With a Netflix show pending and a new album release imminent, the rapper covers our Spring 2022 issue, and talks making great television, the inspiration behind his new album, and how he’s already reached his goals.

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Photography by
Angella Choe
Fashion by
Corey Stokes
Words by
Ry Gavin
Hair by
Ronnie McCoy III
Grooming by
Hee Soo Kwon at The Rex Agency
Editorial Director
Huw Gwyther
Art Director
Jeffrey Thomson
Mike Anderson
Photo assistant
Nathan Pillow
Fashion assistant
Timothy-Luke Garcia
Assistant Designer
Lily Pichon Flannery
Special thanks to
Box24 Studio