Vince Staples hasn’t offered much musically for quite a while now, but he isn’t exactly elusive either. Its last album, conceptually titled FM! from 2018, contained 11 short cuts with contributors as varied as E-40, Kamaiyah, Kehlani, Jay Rock, Buddy, Earl Sweatshirt, and Tyga. There is an internet series called “The Vince Staples Show,” which spawned singles like “So What? Ultimately, many thought that a new project was in the works when they heard songs such as “Hell Bound (Ad 01)”. Staples actually was heard supplying verses for Lil Yachty’s Lil Boat 3.5 and Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III.
After interviewing Staples in April for GQ, it was revealed that the longtime actor/musician was set to release two new albums in the near future – a self-titled disc and Ramona Park Broke My Heart, as well as a Netflix special. Earlier this week, one of the tracks slated for release was “Law of Averages,” with more to come today.
Staples began making an impression on the music scene nearly a decade ago with the Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1, and a sequel was released in 2014, following collaborations with Michael Uzowuru and Mac Miller. Summertime ’06, his first official LP, became available a year later, featuring twenty tracks and guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Daley, Kilo Kish, Joey Fatts, A$ton , Snoh Aalegra, Matthews, and more. Big Fish Theory, a hugely successful single which landed in the Billboard 200 top 20, was released in 2017.