Vince Staples: Summertime '06

Vince Staples: Summertime '06

By Colin Fitzgerald

The Long Beach rapper steps out with a coming-of-age story on his bold debut album full of stark beats and penetrating lyrics. 6 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

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