Monday, April 17, 2017
Vince Staples Covers Complex
Vince Staples graces Complex’s latest digital cover and sits down with Toure for a question and answer session that briefly covers his new album Big Fish Theory and is otherwise all over the place in true Staples fashion. Read the full interview here or watch it below.
On Big Fish Theory:
The new album is called Big Fish Theory. Why? What’s that mean?
It encompasses things: Being larger than life in a smaller world, so to say. How rappers are perceived and perceive themselves.
That they represent their community? That they are bigger than their community, but part of it at the same time?
No, it’s just that, influence aside, [being a rapper is] a very unique perspective because a lot of people have these larger-than-life personalities and these overbearing senses of wealth and things like that, but they aren’t necessarily the majority. We’re still large in our own right, even though we’re kind of in a smaller facilitative space. They’re still not even showing all the hip-hop awards on the Grammys, and things like that, but you still find these great personalities and these great success stories within the small pond that is our music.