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Vince Staples, “Big Fish”
In the video for “Big Fish” Vince Staples sits alone on a sailboat that is slowly sinking. When he looks over the side he sees sharks, and looks a little bit worried, but mostly just despondent. It’s a brilliant move because it captures one of Staples’s best attributes as an artist: he’s an insightful observer primarily because he’s exhausted by what he sees, but that exhaustion doesn’t ever really translate to abject cynicism — instead, it just feels honest. These days, I’m not so interested in engaging with the harsh realities of the world, but Vince Staples makes me want to at least try. —Sam Hockley-Smith (@shockleysmith)