If you haven't been listening to Vince Staples' great new album Big Fish Theory over and over again since it came out Friday, you're fucking all the way up. To remind you of how you're wasting your life and fucking everything up by not enjoying his new album, Staples stopped by the Tonight Show Monday to perform "Love Can Be…" with a few special guests.
Staples was joined by Damon Albarn (Gorillaz, Blur), Kilo Kish, Ray J, and the Roots. Impressively, the performers made it through their masterful performance without abruptly halting it to run over to Jimmy Fallon's desk to immediately shave off his cringeworthy 'stache.
Speaking with Complex in April, Staples elaborated on the meaning behind his new album's title. "It encompasses things: Being larger than life in a smaller world, so to say," Staples told Touré. "How rappers are perceived and perceive themselves."
Asked what he learned about himself while making Big Fish Theory, Staples discussed music's ability to help people cope. "I don't think this album was a learning process itself as far as the creation of it," he said. "I just think it was a culmination of things I had been learning over the past few years, and coming to an understanding. Often times, music becomes a coping mechanism for people."
Next month, Staples will join Gorillaz on tour for a run of U.S. dates. Danny Brown will also appear on select dates. Both artists appeared on Gorillaz' most recent album Humanz.