Vince Staples - "BagBak"
When Vince Staples teased a mystery release called “BagBak” on Instagram earlier this week, fans weren’t sure what to expect. Some speculated the new material would simply be a track, while others predicted the Long Beach rapper was gearing up to drop a full-length project. Late last night, he put the debate to rest by unleashing a room-rattling new single.
Rapping over sharp, post-industrial drums and a menacing synth bass, Vince delivers politically charged lines with urgency and dexterity. Throughout the track, he touches on racism, violence, and political unrest. He uses the track to convey a message of empowerment: “Ain't no gentrifying us, we finna buy the whole town,” he raps defiantly. “BagBak” is Vince in his finest form, performing with the same passionate delivery and unwavering confidence that made Prima Donna such a compelling listen.—Charlotte Freitag