FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 |
Posted by: Mandi Dudek
As promised, Vince Staples has released his Summer '06 follow-up, Prima Donna and it's everything we hoped for.
The definition of "prima donna" is a chief female singer in an opera or opera company. But Vince Staples has twists the definition by making the prima donnas all the rappers who rose to fame too quickly causing overinflated egos. The album features vocal appearances from Kilo Kush, A$AP Rocky, and British singer-songwriter and producer, James Blake.
Prima Donna starts with a short intro song, "Let It Shine," where Staples sings the classic gospel children's song "This Little Light Of Mine" a cappella in a depressed, lonely tone. "War Ready" samples Andre 3000's verse from OutKast's "ATLiens" and the rest of the tracks are full of fire verses, synth goodness and the "fakeness" in not only the music industry, but in society as well.