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Big Fish Theory

Vince Staples

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For the third consecutive year, Long Beach rapper Vince Staples issued a standout effort that continued to push creative boundaries while deepening his lyrical prowess. Big Fish Theory followed 2016's excellent Prima Donna EP. Continuing along the path of that set's "Big Time," Theory is a skittish thought piece wrapped around the nucleus of the Chicago footwork sound. Like a collision between the creative energies of DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn, and even the brightness of mainstream house from the likes of Disclosure, Theory finds Staples taking steps away from the ominous anxiety of the Clams Casino/Flying Lotus drone of his breakthrough Summertime '06 (produced primarily by No I.D. and DJ Dahi), without sacrificing any intensity or heft. Here, Staples assembled a studio team comprised of L.A. beat music producer Zack Sekoff, electronic duos GTA and Christian Rich, Detroit glitch artist Jimmy Edgar, SOPHIE, Flume, and more. The guest list is equally impressive. Longtime collaborator and tourmate Kilo Kish joins Bon Iver on the standout "Crabs in a Bucket," while Juicy J joins Staples on the most traditionally big bass rap burst of the title track. A pair of collaborative team efforts boasts the highest-profile names on Theory, but one sticks the landing better than the other. "Love Can Be…" features Damon Albarn, Kish, and Gorilla Zoe on the GTA-produced track that pops and jitters without ever evolving. Meanwhile, "Yeah Right" is a potent double-team effort that recruits Kendrick Lamar on a booming echo chamber of a number courtesy of SOPHIE and Flume. The latter half of the album is equally unrelenting. "Homage" rides an anxiety-ridden, Radiohead-esque landscape with the help of Kish and Rick Ross, while the twisted "Samo" returns SOPHIE to the fold with A$AP Rocky. "Party People" is a propulsive standout, but it's lead single "BagBak" that remains king on Theory. A "Humble"-sized beast that condenses Prima Donna's ethos into a single song, "BagBak" is a lyrically dense powerhouse that aims a fist directly at the intolerant and troubled state of America in 2017. On an album of thrilling highlights, it's worth the price of admission alone. Big Fish Theory cements Staples' status as one of the most talented and forward-thinking voices in rap in the late 2010s.
© Neil Z. Yeung /TiVo

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1
Crabs In A Bucket
00:03:18

Amerie Mi Marie Rogers, ComposerLyricist - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Stanley Walden, ComposerLyricist - Justin Vernon, Producer, Co-Producer, Programmer, ComposerLyricist - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Lakisha Robinson, ComposerLyricist - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Kilo Kish, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Zack Sekoff, Producer, Programmer, ComposerLyricist - Richard C. Harrison, ComposerLyricist - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - William Francis Delaney VI, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Big Fish
00:03:18

Jordan Houston, ComposerLyricist - Juicy J, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Christian Rich, Producer, Programmer - Taiwo Hassan, ComposerLyricist - Kehinde Hassan, ComposerLyricist - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - William Francis Delaney VI, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Alyssa Interlude
00:02:38

Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Barrett Strong, ComposerLyricist - Norman Whitfield, ComposerLyricist - Rodger Penzabene, ComposerLyricist - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Zack Sekoff, Producer, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Love Can Be...
00:02:59

Alonzo Mathis, ComposerLyricist - Ray J, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Damon Albarn, Keyboards, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dana Ramey, ComposerLyricist - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Lakisha Robinson, ComposerLyricist - GTA, Producer - Julio Mejia, ComposerLyricist - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Kilo Kish, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Matthew Toth, ComposerLyricist - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Ussery, ComposerLyricist - Chaz R. Sexton, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
745
00:03:48

Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jimmy Edgar, Producer, Programmer, ComposerLyricist - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Ramona Park Is Yankee Stadium
00:00:51

Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Brady, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Kilo Kish, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Raymond Brady, ComposerLyricist - Chaz R. Sexton, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Yeah Right
00:03:09

Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sophie, Producer - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Flume, Producer, Additional Producer - Kendrick Lamar, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harley Streten, ComposerLyricist - Laura Jane Lowther, ComposerLyricist - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Samuel Long, ComposerLyricist - Kučka, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chaz R. Sexton, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Homage
00:02:53

J. Murphy, ComposerLyricist - W. Roberts, ComposerLyricist - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Lakisha Robinson, ComposerLyricist - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Kilo Kish, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Zack Sekoff, Producer, Bass Guitar, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Julius Preston, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
SAMO
00:02:54

Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sophie, Producer - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - R. Mayers, ComposerLyricist - A$AP Rocky, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Kilo Kish, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Samuel Long, ComposerLyricist - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chaz R. Sexton, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Party People
00:02:59

Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Freeman, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Zack Sekoff, Producer, Programmer, ComposerLyricist - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - William Francis Delaney VI, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
BagBak
00:02:41

Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Brady, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - William Francis Delaney VI, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ken Rogers, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Raymond Brady, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Rain Come Down
00:04:41

Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ty Dolla $ign, Additional Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Vince Staples, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Zack Sekoff, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Michael Law Thomas, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - William Francis Delaney VI, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone William Griffin, Jr, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2017 Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

For the third consecutive year, Long Beach rapper Vince Staples issued a standout effort that continued to push creative boundaries while deepening his lyrical prowess. Big Fish Theory followed 2016's excellent Prima Donna EP. Continuing along the path of that set's "Big Time," Theory is a skittish thought piece wrapped around the nucleus of the Chicago footwork sound. Like a collision between the creative energies of DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn, and even the brightness of mainstream house from the likes of Disclosure, Theory finds Staples taking steps away from the ominous anxiety of the Clams Casino/Flying Lotus drone of his breakthrough Summertime '06 (produced primarily by No I.D. and DJ Dahi), without sacrificing any intensity or heft. Here, Staples assembled a studio team comprised of L.A. beat music producer Zack Sekoff, electronic duos GTA and Christian Rich, Detroit glitch artist Jimmy Edgar, SOPHIE, Flume, and more. The guest list is equally impressive. Longtime collaborator and tourmate Kilo Kish joins Bon Iver on the standout "Crabs in a Bucket," while Juicy J joins Staples on the most traditionally big bass rap burst of the title track. A pair of collaborative team efforts boasts the highest-profile names on Theory, but one sticks the landing better than the other. "Love Can Be…" features Damon Albarn, Kish, and Gorilla Zoe on the GTA-produced track that pops and jitters without ever evolving. Meanwhile, "Yeah Right" is a potent double-team effort that recruits Kendrick Lamar on a booming echo chamber of a number courtesy of SOPHIE and Flume. The latter half of the album is equally unrelenting. "Homage" rides an anxiety-ridden, Radiohead-esque landscape with the help of Kish and Rick Ross, while the twisted "Samo" returns SOPHIE to the fold with A$AP Rocky. "Party People" is a propulsive standout, but it's lead single "BagBak" that remains king on Theory. A "Humble"-sized beast that condenses Prima Donna's ethos into a single song, "BagBak" is a lyrically dense powerhouse that aims a fist directly at the intolerant and troubled state of America in 2017. On an album of thrilling highlights, it's worth the price of admission alone. Big Fish Theory cements Staples' status as one of the most talented and forward-thinking voices in rap in the late 2010s.
© Neil Z. Yeung /TiVo

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