Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

Sounds like?

Electro rap


Vince Staples best? Rap that incorporates the interesting parts of electro


I admire hybrids where artists take sounds from a genre's fringes and incorporate them into a popular format. Kanye gets a lot of credit for that with Yeezus but I like this better. Production is what makes Big Fish such a worthwhile record with Staples leveraging a variety of electro producers to create a quilt that is intense, booming and always engaging. His rhymes are direct in delivery, creating a steady presence and interesting juxtaposition against the variety.

The result is a great modern Rap record with a youthful but wise energy. It's uneven but one that's bursting with provoking ideas on what makes effective music. I prefer that to the world of over polished pop without soul and have rewarded it with reslistens.

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Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

Description: Album Review of Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

Rating: 4 out of 5