[Listen] Check Out “Yeah Right” by Vince Staples
This past Friday, 23-year-old rapper Vince Staples released his sophomore album, Big Fish Theory. The Long Beach native’s sophomore album contains futuristic themes and sounds, largely influenced by those of grime, garage, and acid house. On the album’s seventh track “Yeah Right,” Staples enlists the help of Flume and SOPHIE. “Yeah Right” also contains additional vocals from Kučka and Kendrick Lamar.
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Check Out Yeah Right by Vincent Staples
Staples and Flume previously collaborated on “Smoke and Retribution,” which was featured on Flume’s last album, Skin. “Smoke and Retribution” also contained vocals from Kučka.
This marks the first collaboration between Lamar and Staples. Staples had previously praised Lamar, naming him “the best rapper alive,” and noting that “it’s not even close right now.”
Vince Staples originally came to fame after being featured on Odd Future collaborations, so his experimentation with grimy EDM sounds is not unusual.
On “Yeah Right,” Staples opens the track with a repetitive, yet catchy and infectious hook. He then leads the song with a quick verse containing lyrics with themes of opulence and materialism. He questions the authenticity of the message other rappers put in their songs. On many occasions, Staples has noted that he does not consume alcohol, nor does he partake in recreational drug use.
Australian singer/producer Kučka then joins in, delivering a seductive, beautifully sung bridge, which then transitions into a 24-bar verse delivered by Kendrick Lamar. As usual, Kendrick Lamar destroys his guest spot.
Hip-Hop/EDM crossovers can either be a hit or a miss, but in the case of “Yeah Right,” this one is definitely a hit. It is the perfect track to bump to while cruising down PCH, or for non-west coasters, laying out by the pool in the middle of summer.
Be sure to check out “Yeah Right” below and tell us what you think in the comments!
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