Vince Jamal Staples, born on July 2, 1993, is a worldwide superstar. He is mostly recognized as a rapper and singer as well as a member of the “Cutthroat Boyz,” a hip-hop trio. They formed the group together with fellow rappers, Aston Mathews and Joey Fatts. When he began his career, he was a close associate of Odd Future, Mike G, and particularly, Earl Sweatshirt. As an individual, he is presently signed to Blacksmith Records, Motown, and Talib Kweli’s label. He started gaining recognition after featuring on albums by Odd Future members. His collaborative mixtape known as ‘Stolen Youth’ was also a huge factor in his breakthrough into the music industry. In 2014, he released his debut E.P. known as “Hell Can Wait” which was followed by his debut album titled, “Summertime ‘06” in 2015. He went on to release his second and third albums in 2017 and 2018 respectively. He has been consistent in his career’s growth and we are so excited to celebrate him with you today.
History of Vince Staples
Vincent Jamal Staples professionally known as Vince Staples has had a steady growth spat throughout his rapping career. He is famously recognized for his rapping and singing skills and has managed to maintain a loyal fanbase over time mainly as a rapper. He was born on July 2, 1993, in Compton, California but after his mother relocated to Long Beach because of high crime rates in Compton, he spent his childhood raised in Long Beach instead. He has five siblings, three sisters and two brothers, him being the youngest. He went to Optimal Christian Academy, where he admitted to being positively influenced. He went to several high schools after graduating from Optimal Christian Academy. One was in Atlanta, where he was sent by his mother to stay with one of his sisters. He later went to Jordan High School in Long Beach, Mayfair High School in Lakewood, and Esperanza High School among others.
He got discovered by Dijon “LaVish” Samo as well as Chuck Wun. He took a trip with LaVish to Los Angeles and met with the Odd Future collective members Syd Tha Kyd, Mike G, and Earl Sweatshirt. All of them eventually became really good friends. Even though his intention was not to become a rapper at the time, he made appearances in their songs. In the long run, he decided to pursue a career in rap and immediately, released his official debut mixtape known as “Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1” in 2011. In 2012, he released another mixtape, this time collaborating with Michael Uzowuru. It was solely produced by Uzowuru and they named it, “Winter in Prague.” Sweatshirt then introduced him to Mac Miller. Under the alias, Larry Fisherman, Miller, and Staples worked on a collaborative mixtape known as “Stolen Youth” which was also a huge factor in his breakthrough into the music industry.
As an individual, he is presently signed to Blacksmith Records, Motown, and Talib Kweli’s label. In 2014, he released his debut E.P. known as “Hell Can Wait” which had hit singles such as “Hands Up” and “Blue Suede” and was followed by his debut album titled, “Summertime ‘06” in 2015. He also made an appearance as a part of X.X.L. 2015 Freshman Class. He, later on, released his second album in 2017, which was known as “Big Fish Theory” and had hit singles like, ‘BagBak,’ ‘Big Fish’ and ‘Rain Come Down.’ It also incorporated avant-garde, electronic, and dance influences. In 2018 he released his third album titled, “FM!” and in 2021, he released his self-titled and fourth album.
Vince Staples timeline
He releases his debut E.P. titled, “Hell Can Wait”.
He releases his debut album known as “Summertime ‘06.”
He releases his second album titled, “Big Fish Theory.”
He releases his third album titled, “FM!”.
He releases his self-titled album which also marks the fourth album.
Vince Staples FAQs
Does Vince Staples have any tattoos?
He has no visible gang tattoos.
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Is Vince Staples still signed to Def Jam?
Def Jam is no longer linked to Vince Staples. The Long Beach native has moved on and inked a deal with Motown Records via Blacksmith Recordings, which was officially announced during Wednesday’s Capitol Congress 2019 conference.
5 Surprising Facts
He was home-schooled
During his many high school relocations, he attended Opportunity High School homeschooling.
He looks up to Snoop Dogg
He attributes his love for football to Snoop Dogg, which comes from playing in Snoop Youth Football League growing up.
Has never used drugs
He has never abused drugs or had any alcohol and believes in leading a clean and straightforward lifestyle.
He grew up in porverty
His family did not have much while he was growing up and they struggled to make ends meet.
He is deliberately private
He goes to extra lengths to ensure his privacy is intact and to stay low-key.
Why We Love Vince Staples
He is anti-gangs
In his childhood, he was an active gang member. He however saw and experienced the harm that brought to his life and the lives of the people around him. After he got out, he began involving himself with the youth in his community, speaking to them about the risks of involving themselves with the gang lifestyle.
He is athletic
While he was growing up, he developed an interest in sports and took part in active tournaments. He became an avid footballer, playing for Snoop Dogg’s Snoop Youth Football League. He recalls fun memories like playing against the Carson Colts and the Mission Viejo Cowboys and says those were some of the best days of his life.
He gives back
He is part of the Y.M.C.A. program that gives back to the community that made them famous. He has donated money to help the youth of North Long Beach so they can get an education or learn a trade or two. He continues to make it his lifetime goal to be of service to others as well as mentor those under him.
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