Vince Staples has gifted his fans with an intimate at-home performance of his eponymous album in connection with NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) concert series.
In promotion of his 11-track Kenny Beats-produced Vince Staples project, the Long Beach MC’s pre-recorded set appeared on Tiny Desk Friday (July 23), and featured live band-backed performances of numerous album cuts such “Law Of Averages” and “The Shining.”
In addition to Kenny Beats cameo in the nearly 12-minute clip, Time Machine vocalist Fousheé joins Vince Staples for their “Take Me Home” set finale.
While several of the album’s deep cuts are afforded a new sense of depth by the performance, Vince Staples emceeing and lyrical prowess shines like none other throughout the virtual concert. Also, considering how the Ramona Park Legend destroyed his L.A. Leakers freestyle earlier this month, it seems as though he’s on a mission to reaffirm his lyrical position within Hip Hop’s hierarchy of MC’s this summer.
In celebration of his NPR look, Vince Staples dropped a timely merch capsule on his Instagram Friday also, featuring a pair of celebrity disparaging t-shirts and a special edition vinyl of the album.
Watch the full performance below.