Vince Staples Big Fish Theory

Big Fish Theory

Vince Staples

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Released on June 23, 2017 by Def Jam Recordings

Main artist: Vince Staples

Genre: Rap

Distinctions: Pitchfork: Best New Music (June 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 12 tracks Total length : 00:36:09

  1. 1 Crabs In A Bucket

    Amerie Mi Marie Rogers, Composer, Author - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Stanley Walden, Composer, Author - Justin Vernon, Composer, Author, Co-Producer, Programmer - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer - Lakisha Robinson, Composer, Author - EMI Blackwood Music Inc., MusicPublisher - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Universal Music Corp., MusicPublisher - EMI U Catalog Inc., MusicPublisher - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Kilo Kish, Additional Vocals - Zack Sekoff, Composer, Author, Producer, Programmer - Richard C. Harrison, Composer, Author - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - William Francis Delaney VI, Recording Engineer - Kilo Kish LLC, MusicPublisher - Sea Cough, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  2. 2 Big Fish

    Jordan Houston, Composer, Author - Juicy J, Additional Vocals - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Christian Rich, Producer, Programmer - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - Taiwo Hassan, Composer, Author - Kehinde Hassan, Composer, Author - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - BMG Platinum Songs, MusicPublisher - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - William Francis Delaney VI, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  3. 3 Alyssa Interlude

    Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Barrett Strong, Composer, Author - Norman Whitfield, Composer, Author - Rodger Penzabene, Composer, Author - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Zack Sekoff, Composer, Author, Producer, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Programmer - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  4. 4 Love Can Be...

    Alonzo Mathis, Composer, Author - Ray J, Composer, Author, Additional Vocals - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Damon Albarn, Composer, Author, Keyboards, Additional Vocals - Dana Ramey, Composer, Author - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer - Lakisha Robinson, Composer, Author - GTA, Producer - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - WB Music Corp., MusicPublisher - Ultra Empire Music, MusicPublisher - EMI April Music Inc., MusicPublisher - Julio Mejia, Composer, Author - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Kilo Kish, Additional Vocals - Matthew Toth, Composer, Author - Ray J Music, MusicPublisher - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer - Kilo Kish LLC, MusicPublisher - Chris Ussery, Composer, Author - Chaz R. Sexton, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  5. 5 745

    Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer - Jimmy Edgar, Composer, Author, Producer, Programmer - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  6. 6 Ramona Park Is Yankee Stadium

    Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer - Ray Brady, Producer, Recording Engineer - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Kilo Kish, Additional Vocals - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - Raymond Brady, Composer, Author - Chaz R. Sexton, Asst. Recording Engineer - Raymond Brady Publishing Designee, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  7. 7 Yeah Right

    Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Sophie, Producer - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer - Flume, Additional Producer - Kendrick Lamar, Additional Vocals - Harley Streten, Composer, Author - Kendrick Duckworth, Composer, Author - Laura Jane Lowther, Composer, Author - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Samuel Long, Composer, Author - Kučka, Additional Vocals - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer - Chaz R. Sexton, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  8. 8 Homage

    J. Murphy, Composer, Author - W. Roberts, Composer, Author - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer - Lakisha Robinson, Composer, Author - Roynet Music, MusicPublisher - EMI Blackwood Music Inc., MusicPublisher - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Kilo Kish, Additional Vocals - Zack Sekoff, Composer, Author, Producer, Bass Guitar, Programmer - Songs Of Kobalt Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer - Kilo Kish LLC, MusicPublisher - Julius Preston, Composer, Author - Sea Cough, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  9. 9 SAMO

    Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Sophie, Producer - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer - R. Mayers, Composer, Author - A$AP Rocky, Additional Vocals - Sony/ATV Songs LLC, MusicPublisher - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, MusicPublisher - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Kilo Kish, Additional Vocals - Samuel Long, Composer, Author - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer - Chaz R. Sexton, Asst. Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  10. 10 Party People

    Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Zack Sekoff, Composer, Author, Producer, Programmer - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  11. 11 BagBak

    Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - Ray Brady, Producer, Recording Engineer - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - William Francis Delaney VI, Asst. Recording Engineer - Ken Rogers, Voice - Raymond Brady, Composer, Author - Raymond Brady Publishing Designee, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

  12. 12 Rain Come Down

    Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer - EMI Blackwood Music Inc., MusicPublisher - Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., MusicPublisher - Ty Dolla $ign, Additional Vocals - Vince Staples, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Zack Sekoff, Composer, Author, Producer - Tyrone Griffin Jr, Composer, Author - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer - William Francis Delaney VI, Asst. Recording Engineer - Sea Cough, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

About

With his 2014 powerful and greasy seven-song Hell Can Wait EP of exclusively live from the street dark hip hop, Vince Staples showed from the get-go that he was to be counted on as a future star by perfectly narrating the daily lives of outlaws. Eight months later, his first album Summertime '06 confirmed this first impression and was considered as one of the best rap albums of 2015. The following summer, Staples took it one step further with his Prima Donna EP made up of seven new ultra-dark snapshots of his City of Angels (but not only…), in which his flow and lyrics shine at every turn. Most importantly, this EP showed that the rapper knew how to reinvent himself, to the extent of collaborating with British artist James Blake on two titles… In the last few years, gangsta-rap California and its derivatives have provided a wonderfully renewed cast (from Kendrick Lamar to Schoolboy Q, YG or even DJ Mustard, the stylistic range is particularly broad), even though the main ingredients remain the same (dope, guns, sex, alcohol and unemployment). In his own distinctive way, Vince Staples reinterprets all of these rehashed conventions and gives them a unique modern feel. The street may remain the same, but its actors know how to reinvent themselves. With Big Fish Theory, which splashes down on Summer 2017, the MC from Long Beach gives us anything but a Summertime ‘06 rehash. It’s rather a natural extension or even an evolution of Prima Donna. This second album, with out-of-this-world sounds, sails through fully assumed electro seas. Minimalist sounds, sometimes edging towards Detroit’s original techno. Supported by very unique tinkers (Zack Sekoff, SOPHIE, Jimmy Edgar, GTA and even Flume!), Vince Staples and his unique story telling dive into the meanders of unprecedented sound architecture. In Alyssa Interlude, he throws in an interview of Amy Winehouse, his idol, with a sample of the Temptations’ I Wish It Would Rain. Further on, Damon Albarn lays his voice on Love Can Be… and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon lends his lyrics to Crabs In A Bucket. Big Fish Theory is filled with these more or less unexpected moments. In Homage for instance, Staples goes full on into clubbing. Obviously, the album features other prestigious albeit less surprising guests: A$AP Rocky in SAMO, Ray J, Ty Dolla Sign, Kučka, Juicy J in Big Fish, Kilo Kish, and of course the inevitable Kendrick Lamar in Yeah Right. This album leaves you stunned of an orgy of ideas that Staples was somewhat able to channel and give order to. In this regard, Big Fish Theory isn’t a child’s toy, but rather the brilliant manifest of an artist who cares little about genre conventions and makes his own rules. © MZ/Qobuz

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