“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.