The ‘90’s was the era of booming hip-hop and R&B records, fashion reaching its highest peak, and some of the most memorable sitcoms that you’d rush home after school to watch nearly everyday. To this day, many consider the decade to be one of the greatest but Long Beach rapper, Vince Staples, thinks otherwise. “The ’90s get a lot of credit – I don’t really know why,” he expressed in a recent sit down with TIME.
“Whatever you were watching or listening to when you were young is always going to be your favorite thing because it made you what you are today,” Staples continued. “That’s always going to be something that you appreciate the most, so that’s everyone’s favorite era.” While the rapper tours with Harlem’s own, A$AP Rocky, he mentions that he doesn’t particularly have a favorite decade in mind for himself but if it all came down to it, he would definitely choose the early 2000’s.
The rapper’s debut album, Summertime ‘06, commemorates that point in time in the burgeoning artist’s life and takes us back to a period where he did most of his growing up which puts his nostalgia centered statement into total perspective.