Vince Staples unveils the release date for his Kenny Beats-produced new album and drops a video for the first single 'Law of Averages.'
Vince Staples has announced his self-titled album is set to arrive on July 9 via Blacksmith Recordings/Motown Records. The 10-track project entirely produced by Kenny Beats is described as delving not only into Staples upbringing in Long Beach, but his psyche as he learns to cope with his yesterdays and strides toward new tomorrows, picking others up along the way. To go with the news, Vince Staples has shared a video for the first single Law of Averages. In the lyrics, he references films such as Raging Bull and Paid in Full, while name-dropping Lil Wayneand Muhammad Ali. Fuck a bitch, I dont trust no bitch with my government, he raps. Fuck a friend, I dont want no friends with no open hands/Count my bands, all alone at home, dont you call my phone/Everyone that Ive ever known asked me for a loan. Speaking on the new album, Vince Staples said, It really gives much more information about me that wasnt out there before. Thats why I went with that title. I feel like Ive been trying to tell the same story. As you go on in life, your point of view changes. This is another take on myself that I might not have had before. Im a mind more than I am an entertainer to a lot of people. I appreciate that my fanbase is willing to go on this ride with me. Im ready to diversify what were doing and see how we affect the world.