Summertime '06 (CD) [Explicit]


Vince Staples

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Amoeba Review

06/29/2015

On his gutsy, double-disc debut studio album, Long Beach rapper Vince Staples introduces the world at large to a tough, world-weary persona who at only 22 has seemingly been through enough drama to fill a book. “My pain is never over, pills ‘n’ potions pick me up” he declares on the gnarled beats of “Pick Me Up.” Atonal sound wails in the background of “Norf Norf” as Staples offers slice-of-life tales of growing up in gritty North Long Beach (“I ain’t never run from nothin’ but the police,” he says tellingly). There’s a nihilistic slant to everything Staples puts to tape, which extends even to more decadent party jams like “Loca” and “Dopeman” and love songs like “Lemme Know,” pairing lyrics like “I’ll be fightin’ for you” with “I love to see you cry.” Everything in Summertime ’06 sounds strangely disembodied and cynical, yet it’s not lacking in energy, as with single “Senorita,” on which No I.D.’s creeping production offers the ideal space for Staples’ grim verses and Future’s motoring chorus before morphing into an ’80s horror film-style breakdown. The album’s second disc is mellower, reveling in No I.D. and Clams Casino’s immersive production work; “Get Paid” and “Hang N’ Bang” are lively highlights. Though it’s a double-disc, Summertime ’06 doesn’t feel the slightest bit overstuffed, and we never lose sight of the man behind the rhymes. Staples ends the album saying “I gotta be the one to do it like nobody has ever done.” Once you catch your breath, you’ll agree that Staples has done just that.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Ramona Park Legend Pt. 1
Vince Staples 00:36
2.
Lift Me Up
Vince Staples 04:31
3.
Norf Norf
Vince Staples 03:03
4.
Birds & Bees
Vince Staples 02:41
5.
Loca
Vince Staples 02:41
6.
Lemme Know
Vince Staples 03:41
7.
Dopeman
Vince Staples 01:53
8.
Jump Off The Roof
Vince Staples 03:44
9.
Señorita
Vince Staples 03:07
10.
Summertime
Vince Staples 04:19


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Ramona Park Legend pt. 2
Vince Staples 01:27
2.
3230
Vince Staples 02:52
3.
Surf
Vince Staples 02:31
4.
Might Be Wrong
Vince Staples 03:59
5.
Get Paid
Vince Staples 03:12
6.
Street Punks
Vince Staples 03:06
7.
Hang N Bang
Vince Staples 02:06
8.
C.N.B.
Vince Staples 04:13
9.
Like It Is
Vince Staples 04:36
10.
06
Vince Staples 00:47

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