Following the release of his new self-titled album, Vince Staples made a remote appearance on NPR for the latest edition of the Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series.
The eccentric rapper performed cuts off Vince Staples from a scenic Hollywood Hills studio: “You should see this view—I don’t live here,” he confesses. Throughout his 12-minute set, Staples gave stripped-back renditions of “LAW OF AVERAGES,” “SUNDOWN TOWN,” “THE SHINING,” and “TAKE ME HOME,” the latter including a live feature from rising New Jersey soul singer Fousheé. Kenny Beats, who produced Vince Staples, can be seen on bass guitar throughout the set. As always, Staples’ off-the-cuff ad-lib between songs adds a welcome dose of humor. Listen to the set below.
Staples’ self-titled record follows his 2018 album, FM! Just earlier this week, he appeared in a Tyler, the Creator-directed Converse commercial alongside Henry Rollins and Tim Meadows.