Saturday, March 22, 2014
[Mixtape] VINCE STAPLES - "Shyne Coldchain II"
My main man Linkan (of Side Effectz fame) strongly recommended me to check out this new mixtape called "Shyne Coldchain II" from Vince Staples - the latest addition to the Def Jam roster. Representing Long Beach, California, Staples got a gripping flow and explores a wide array of topics that is sure to keep any hip-hop heads attention. Especially since he's backed up by a plethora of FAT ASS beats courtesy of No I.D. on this 10 track opus, save for two cuts produced by Dilated Peoples's Evidence & DJ Babu (#1, #6), and one each from Scoop Deville (#7) and Childish Major (#5). The young spitter has been signed to Talib Kweli's Blacksmith imprint for some time prior to his move to Def Jam, so expect an official full-length presented by the two labels hopefully sooner than later. With all original beats, nothing but full song and previously unreleased verses "Shyne Coldchain II" gives a great insight into what we can expect from a full LP from this cat and if that's the case it will without a doubt be one to keep your eyes and ears the fuck open for!
You can stream and/or download the digital project for free via DatPiff below, but if you want a quick taste of what to expect you can peep the official music video for "Nate" above; produced by Scoop Deville and featuring singer James Fauntleroy. TURN IT UP!!