Vince Staples Discusses Favorite 2015 Albums, Favorite OutKast Album & Old School West Coast Hip Hop


(AllHipHop News) Vince Staples became the latest rapper to participate in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session. The Long Beach, California native answered questions from users of the social networking website.

Vince addressed several topics including his favorite albums of 2015 so far, his number one OutKast project, his thoughts about old school Hip Hop from the West Coast, and more. The creator of the recently released Summertime ’06 album also continued showing his appreciation for R&B singer Ray J.

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Check out some of the highlights from Vince Staples’ AMA below.

Eon2323What’s your favorite album of 2015 so far (excluding your own)?

Vince Staples (vstaples06): [Young Thug’s] Barter 6 and [Kendrick Lamar’s] To Pimp A Butterfly

VirtuallyaliveWhat were some of your favorite albums when you were younger?

VS: I honestly wasn’t into albums a lot when I was younger. The first one I really remember caring about was College Dropout.

ajcc: ATLiens or Aquemini?

VS: Stankonia

zatchattackWhat album of Ray J’s should I listen to first?

VS: Listen to the song “Centerview.”

cstar84Whatdya think of ScHoolBoy Q?

VS: He fat and ugly. That’s my n*gga though. He helped me with a lot and still does.

bearf*ckers420: You often say that you don’t really f*ck with rappers that are with the extras and sh*t, so how do you feel about the old school west coast music like Snoop, Tupac, Dre, etc? It seems like they set some of the blueprints for your style, and you can tell really easily on Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1 especially on the production.

VS: I’m 21 years old. Tupac had passed and those dudes weren’t making music by the time I was old enough to be influenced by them. I’m a product of my environment and so were they. The problem is that the environments have not changed.

GuyBelowMeDoesntLiftTo someone who hasn’t listened to Summertime 06 yet, how would you describe it? Also, favorite Wu-Tang member?

VS: I think its something you have to listen to for yourself. It’s such a specific and unique experience for each person. I think the best thing to do is actually listen and come up with your own description. Also I’m pretty young, so I have no Wu experience outside of Ghostface and Method Man.

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