“When I die, no one’s going to play my single,” he said. “You feel me? The question is, ‘What did this person stand for?’ I feel like my songs are things I stand for.” This is just one of the many revealing statements made by the latest Long Beach MC to emerge from the West.
Vince Staples is the next subject of The Fader and Sprite’s Obey Your Thirst documentaries, and has some powerful things to say. He carries the heart of a gangbanger and the spirit of a revolutionary as he conquers new ground for his neighborhood.
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The 22-year-old spitter says that without the support of the people around him, he might not have realized hip-hop was his destined path. Now, he wants to encourage others: “I want to be an example to my homies and say you can do whatever you want to do. It’s up to me to push them and push this community.”
Roll his documentary here.