Mark our words – Vince Staples is about to drop a monster project on September 23rd. Tonight he dropped off the second single from Hell Can Wait – “Hands Up” – and it might be even better than the first single.
Produced by No I.D., it’s no longer the anthem to drive-bys that you might have once expected from Vince. Instead, it’s an intricate statement on the relationship between police and black youth – “I guess the pigs spill wigs for the greater good, cuz I ain’t seen them lock up a swine up yet.” Between this and “Blue Suede,” Vince’s album is stacking up to reflect his hard-hitting rhyme schemes – simple but profound. And to think….an artist on Def Jam dropping banging singles about police brutality in 2014.
Buy the “Hands Up” single on iTunes right now, and below check out a quick freestyle he dropped for the L.A. Leakers mixtape #LeaksOfTheIndustry2014 called “Made Black In America.” Dude can straight up annihilate beats.
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