Vince Staples : Misconceptions

In his music video for ‘Norf Norf‘ from his album entitled Summertime ’06 we watch Vince Staples get locked up.

I ain’t never ran from nothin’ but the police

I ain’t never ran from nothin’ but the police

I ain’t never ran from nothin’ but the police

He’s hand cuffed and taken to the station where he is questioned and in this black and white video, we see a lot of aggressiveness in the way the police treats Vince. He talks about issues black people face in the United States, especially where he’s from (Long Beach, CA) : drugs, gangs, police brutality, prostitution, teen pregnancies…etc

Last night, I came across an interview of him :

Entertainment is like a zoo,
You listen to the nice stuff (sheeps, birds…)
but you also go to see stuff that can actually harm you like the lions and the bears

He believes that the message should be as good as the sound and he tries to bring something new to rap.

It’s easier for someone to understand where you’re coming from if they can see it

Watch the interview here :

Make sure you also watch from 23:18 where he talks about how we perceive people and what rap music teaches today.

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