Vince Staples

Episode 298: Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples

Episode 298: Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples

With a string of mixtapes, EP's, and one LP behind him, hip-hop's Vince Staples has been making a mark on the new-rap landscape for years now. On his new album Big Fish Theory, he's taking the art form into the future and bringing us all along for the ride.

Kevin, Marcus Dowling (Decades/Capital Wrestling), and Joe Lapan (Songbyrd Music House) dig into this landmark effort from the young MC, and consider what this means for the future of hip-hop, where Staples is going to land once he comes down from the stratosphere, and much, much more. 

PLUS! Get to know the superfly jams of R&B/jazz/hip-hop supergroup The Pollyseeds before their album Sounds of Crenshaw, Vol 1 drops on 7/14. (This Friday!)


"Big Fish" - Vince Staples

"Big Fish" - Vince Staples

Sounds Like:

If Calvin Harris met Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre in the early ‘90s.

Why You Should Care:

Vince Staples’ new album Big Fish Theory is here and his latest single “Big Fish,” is a somewhat-pop-take on the tribulations of growing up in Long Beach, CA. In true Vince fashion, the song plays on the themes of water and fish through its video and lyrics:

“Swimming upstream while I'm tryna keep my bread
From the sharks make me wanna put the hammer to my head.”


Episode 280: Humanz - Gorillaz

Episode 280: Humanz - Gorillaz

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's virtual super-group Gorillaz are back for another round on their latest LP Humanz. Never ones to shy away from collaboration, this time their bringing along the likes of Vince Staples, Popcaan, D.R.A.M., Grace Jones, Anthony Hamilton, De La Soul, Danny Brown, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Pusha T, Benjamin Clementine. and more to bring their often dark vision of a barely distant future to life once again. In the age of Trump, is Humanz the right album at exactly the right time, or are we still left waiting for a hero to arrive? Marcus Dowling joins Kevin in the basement to suss it out. 

PLUS! Jason A. Mullinax's Time Being is here, and we've got your ticket to a trip through some avante-pop goodness.