Vince Staples Explains His Plan To Retire From Music By 2017


(AllHipHop News) Plenty of rappers have announced their early retirement, but it is rare for an entertainer to make that proclamation at the age of 22. That is the case for Vince Staples. The Long Beach rhymer discussed his interest to stop making music with The California Sunday Magazine.

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

If the Def Jam recording artist does call it quits by next June, it would be almost exactly one year from the release of his critically acclaimed debut studio album Summertime ’06. With his music career just taking off, Vince’s manager is not too sure about the young spitter stepping away so soon.

“Two years seems like it would be short-lived,” added Corey Smyth. “But if it’s ten years from now and he’s still fighting some of the same battles, then we didn’t do our job.”

Going by some of Staples’ comments in the article, he does not seem to be that pressed about continuing to be part of the rap game. Besides announcing he is not a fan of rap culture, he also expressed that the genre needs to evolve.

“[Rap] doesn’t progress with the times,” Vince stated. “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.”

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