There’s been a rap resurgence over the last few years thanks to innovative rappers. Vince Staples is one of them. The Californian rapper started out as one-third of hip-hop group Cutthroat Boyz, featuring Joey Flatts and Aston Matthews. Staples struck out on his own when he teamed up with Mac Miller for his mixtape Stolen Youth. In 2014, Staples dropped his debut EP Hell Can Wait, gaining notoriety for singles “Hands Up” and “Blue Suede.” Staples went bigger and bolder for his full-length studio double album Summertime ’06. The album was met with great acclaim with the record reaching no. 39 on the Billboard 200 and no. 3 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-hop Albums chart. Staples has also gained the respect of his peers as his long list of collaborations shows: Common, Mac Miller, and Earl Sweatshirt to name a few.
Catch Vince Staples when he plays Chicago’s Reggie’s Rock Club on July 30th as part of Lollapalooza’s afterparty series. Smino will be the supporting act.
Time: 10:00 pm
Tickets: Get ‘Em
Venue: Reggie’s Rock Club
Watch the music video for Staples’ latest single “Lift Me Up:”