Song Review: Vince Staples "Señorita"
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:19:05
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Long Beach MC emerges as Los Angeles' new rap god with latest single.
All eyes are on Vince Staples this summer. He drops his super anticipated double album, Summertime '06 on June 30 through Def Jam Recordings, and all signs point to it being the classic that hip-hop has been waiting for. There's no greater indication than the recent release of "Señorita." The track illuminates everything that Vince does so well. He paints a picture of city decay like no other, transforming the sidewalks into a battlefield where his words hit harder than bullets.
On "Señorita," a haunting piano melody quickly gives way to the fast and fiery Future hook before Vince begins spitting flawlessly wasting no time announcing, "F*** ya dead homies, run ya bread homie."
His words paint pictures of the place around him as he spits about locations in his world, collapsing under darkness no horror movie could match. At the same time, he makes it sinisterly catchy. That's the real majesty of Vince. He can take this decay and make it beautiful. Such a moment burns into memories when Snoh Aalegra's undeniable croon bubbles up during the outro. She's got one of the most powerful and elegantly entrancing voices out there and it offsets Vince's raw rapping with just the right balance.
Hell Can Wait showed he could make a classic. However, "Señorita" illuminates we've got his biggest and best statement yet looming just right around the corner when Summertime '06 drops. It's his year. This is L.A. and hip-hop like you've never heard it.
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