Vincent Staples, better known by his stage name Vince Staples, is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He was formerly part of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz, alongside fellow Californian rappers A$ton Matthews and Joey Fatts. Staples was once a close associate of Odd Future, in particular Mike G and Earl Sweatshirt. He is currently signed to Blacksmith Records, ARTium Recordings and Def Jam Recordings.
Staples rose to prominence with appearances on albums by Odd Future members and his collaborative mixtape titled “Stolen Youth” with Mac Miller, who produced the project. In October 2014, he released his debut “EP Hell Can Wait”, which included the singles “Hands Up” and “Blue Suede”. His debut album, “Summertime ’06” was released on June 30, 2015, to critical acclaim. He was also featured as a part of XXL Magazine 2015 Freshman Class.