Vince Staples released his sophomore album Summer ’06 a few weeks ago. This album is great; a lot of people are not giving him the attention he should be getting. This album pairs a two disc and about 85% of the album I love. The beats are on point, the lyrics are great, and his flow is great as well. My favorite songs off this album are “Norf Norf”, “Señorita”, and “Loca”. There are plenty of other songs that just as good, but these are my favorites.
“Norf Norf” starts off a bit ominous then the drum kit comes in. This song has your head nodding immediately; it shows off Vince’s flow off really nice. The chorus is simple and catchy; ” I aint never run from nothing but the police”. The beat stays consistent through the whole except on the chorus. This song is a song you got to turn up real loud, it is very much cruising music.
“Loca” The beat is really cool on this track, and at first I didn’t really like this song. But after a couple listens of this song I started to enjoy it a lot more. My favorite part of the song is the chorus, its just a little bit mellower among the craziness of the rest of the beat. It’s a nice balance between the two that compliment each other very nicely.
“Senorita” is a very ominous track with the piano in the background. Future accompanies on the chorus and adds very fast chorus that fits perfect alongside the beat. The video I highly suggest watching for this track, it is just so powerful when you watch it. The song is my absolute favorite on the album because it just feels different than most of the other songs on the album.
The album as a whole is great; I can’t believe that not to many people have heard about him. His flow and beats are all on point. Though there are some songs that aren’t that great, they are still better than 80% of the rappers that are out today that are mainstream and underground. I really look forward to seeing what else he has in store on his future albums.