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Released: March 13

Following his standout appearance on Earl Sweatshirt's Doris, Vince Staples had fans  waiting on his next project with bated breath. For this year's Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, Vince enlisted the aid of No I.D. If anyone could help bring the Long Beach native's music to the next level, it would be Kanye's one-time mentor. Producing over half of the project, No I.D. supplied his new signee at Def Jam with a hard, aggressive soundscape that isn't rooted in nostalgia of any sort. But what impresses most here is Vince's lyrical maturity. He proves to be an adept storyteller on songs like "Nate," which describes his dad's drug addiction, and "Earth Science," where he talks about a high-school romance that left an empty place in his heart.Dharmic X