Vince Staples Hints That He May Quit Hip-Hop In Two Years

Long Beach Representative Vince Staples Returns With The Official Video For "Norf Norf" From His 'Summertime '06' LP Directed By Spike Jordan.

Vince Staples Is Hitting The Road This Winter

Witnessing the rise of Long Beach MC Vince Staples has been one of the greatest pleasures in hip-hop throughout 2015. The 22-year-old has built up a massive following thanks to intense live shows and the searing power of his Summertime 06 double LP debut. Nothing but great things seem to be waiting in his future, but now, in a new interview with The California Sunday Magazine, Staples has suggested that he may be finished rapping by the start of 2018.

“You’re out of your goddamn mind if you think I’m going to be doing this music sh*t for more than two more years,” Staples said. “And let me really get some money? If I get some in the next six months, you’ll never see me again.

He went on to express a few frustrations with the medium of hip-hop, stressing that it ” doesn’t progress with the times…I think that’s unfortunate, because rap culture is an extension of black culture, no matter what anybody says. That shows we have to get better.”

Whether or not Staples really does intend to walk away from music in the next couple years may be difficult to determine, but with such a great body of work under his belt, and a very serious, self-reflective tone running throughout his music, it seems as if we do have some cause for alarm, and so best to enjoy the moment. Pick up Summertime 06 on iTunes today and check out his current tour schedule, which kicks off tonight in Philadelphia and runs throughout the spring of next year. Read the full text of his new interview over in California Sunday Magazine.

Vince Staples “Circa ’06” Tour Dates:

12-02 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12-03 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
12-04 Toronto, Ontario – Tattoo
12-05 Montreal, Québec – Le Belmont
12-06 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
12-09 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
12-11 Madison, WI – The Sett @ University of Wisconsin
12-12 Iowa City, IA – IMU Ballroom @ University of Iowa
12-13 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
12-15 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
12-18 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
12-19 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
02-26 San Francisco, CA – Social Hall
02-28 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03-01 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theatre
03-02 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater
03-04 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03-05 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
03-07 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
03-08 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
03-09 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
03-11 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
03-12 Louisville, KY – Headliners

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