It's been just over a year since Long Beach emcee Vince Staples burst onto hip-hop's collective radar with his debut album Summertime '06, and now as we reach the pinnacle of summertime '16 it looks like Staples is ready for round two.
On Monday (August 15), Staples, one of the most interesting artists in rap, announced the forthcoming release of Prima Donna, an EP set to drop on August 26.
The EP will feature production from James Blake, No I.D., and DJ Dahi, as well as features from A$AP Rocky and Kilo Kish.
Both the (cool as hell) artwork and the title of the project hint at Vince's internal struggle with success, which, knowing Vince, should make for some very compelling content.
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And with a production and guest feature list this stacked, you can officially mark this project as a highly-anticipated release:
- War Ready
- Loco feat. Kilo Kish
- Prima Donna feat. A$AP Rocky
- Pimp Hand
- Big Time
Staples will also be releasing 5,000 limited edition vinyl copies of the project on his website. Pre-order begins August 19. Mark those calendars.
By Brent Bradley. Follow him on Twitter.
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