During Memorial Day weekend, HipHopDX spoke with Vince Staples at the 2015 Soundset Festival in Minnesota.
Staples shared details about his forthcoming Def Jam debut album, Summertime ’06, the follow-up to last year’s .
The Long Beach, California rapper explains to HipHopDX’s Justin Hunte that he’s approaching this album similar to how he dealt with his EP but, that “the idea behind every record is different.”
“The idea behind every sound is different,” he says. “You look at David Bowie, Michael Jackson. There’s not two ‘Billie Jeans’ theres not two ‘Thrillers.’ Summertime ’06 definitely has a different feel, different approach to it.”
Though the album is scheduled to be released June 30, Staples doesn’t seem settled on a date.
“We’re trying to correlate some special things in that album,” he says. “There’s no such thing as a single, no such thing as a release date. We’re letting the people pick…Everything means something. We’re not making music just for the fuck of it. We definitely got a lot of visuals coming.”
Watch the full interview below: