SPIN: On the Excellent Big Fish Theory, Vince Staples Bleeds Onto the Dance Floor

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Review: On the Excellent Big Fish Theory, Vince Staples Bleeds Onto the Dance Floor

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Staples isn’t only distinguishable for the wit that has won him acclaim outside of even the context of rap, but how he doesn’t really bother with pretending that the above dynamic doesn’t exist. He unapologetically skirts the expectations one would have for a socially-minded rapper living in today’s political climate: He ought to have some soliloquy on the uniting power of music, he ought to have plenty of commiserative quotes about the police state, and he ought to readily have poignant introspection on his lyrics. He rarelyoffers either in conversation, and it appears he’s made the conscious decision to go abstract....

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