Vince Staples is one of the brightest young rappers in the game. In addition to making potential Oscar-worthy songs, Vince is also one of the most intelligent young artists in music. In an interview with CNN, Vince talks about the long-term effects of getting disciplined in school and the changing culture of drugs in rap music.
“Drugs have always been a part of music, and it went from the drug dealer to the drug user now. There’s more music being made about the drug use than it was, you know, the distribution of the drugs.”
And he’s right. Today, a song about blowing cocaine until your whole face is numb can hit #1 on the charts. Meanwhile, Future continues to transform into one of the biggest stars on the planet, and much of his success comes from detailing hazy, lean-soaked nights and personal experiences with dependency.
Vince’s observation is an interesting one, and we’ll see what effects it has in the coming years.