Relationship With Odd Future and Features on "Doris"
Vince Staples: "Earl was just a funny nigga, so me and him got along. He was a fan of my music. I didn't record in front of anybody and I didn't play anybody my songs. He went out of his way. He saw it, he starting listening to it, and then he was like, 'We should do a song.' We made a little song and that's what it was. We did a lot more after that but that's just how we met.
I didn't know Odd Future when I was a kid, we didn't grow up in the same area or have the same life. I think there's a big misconception with their music, ni**as don't really take the time to listen to it because people always want you to be what they see you as.
"I've always been on my own, I didn't feel the need to join Odd Future. I'm not a big fan of a lot of people being in one group, because then people are trying to figure who's the leader. I'm not saying that's what happens within their situation because I don't know what happens. I'm just speaking from personal experience. Everybody wants to be the leader, starts disagreeing, and I have no reason to have disagreements with my homies. It just wasn't what I was looking for at the time and they were more serious about music than I was.
"I would say their reality is based off what they've gone through and where they're at. I didn't know them when I was a kid. We didn't grow up in the same area or have the same life. I think there's a big misconception with their music because niggas don't really take the time to listen to it. People always want you to be what they see you as. It's hard for a lot of people to pay attention and listen but I don't really give people the choice. I just rap, there isn't anything else to it."