From Long Beach to Soweto. That’s right; Norf Norf singer Vince Staples is making his way to the most iconic hood in the country! On Saturday, 24 November, you can catch Vince Staples at Zone 6, Soweto, headlining the second annual Capsule Fest. It’s gonna be something that’s worth seeing – a once in a lifetime opportunity, as this is probably the first and only time we’ll have Vince Staples in the country.
He first stepped onto the music scene featuring on various projects for Odd Future when he was introduced to collective member Syd the Kyd by a high school friend. When Vince was kicked out of his house by his mother, Syd let him sleep in her studio. He became close with the crew — everyone except Tyler, he says — and they asked him to contribute a verse to Earl’s album. The result was “epaR”. Soon thereafter, he dropped his first official mixtape, Shyne Goldchain vol. 1. In no time at all, the name “Vince Staples” took fire and was on everyone’s lips, especially after he made an even bigger statement by being one of the only artists out of a handful of artists to work with the immensely talented late Mac Miller. Together, they made the “Stolen Youth” mixtape for which Mac used his Larry Fisherman alter ego and featured other artists such as ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Joey Fatts. From there, the boy was gone! Signing to Def Jam Recordings, releasing Shyne Goldchain vol. 2, being part of both Mac Miller and ScHoolboy Q’s tours, XXL Freshman feature and dropping an EP – it was a one way road for him and it was only going in one direction – UP.
Vince Staples’ popularity came to global form when he dropped the “Summer ‘06” album in 2015. Fire turned to lava as he continued to take giant leaps in the game, topping the album with work like Prima Donna, Big Fish Theory and his latest offering, FM! Some of Vince’s most notable collaborations include the UEFA Champions League Anthem Remix with legendary composer Hans Zimmer and most recently, his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and South African artist Yugen Blakrok on the Black Panther soundtrack single “Opps”— the mystery song from the early 2018 trailer (Watch the video below!).
What to expect when Vince Staples hits the stage? No one really knows but what we do know is that it’s gonna be lit at The 6. Get your tickets before it’s too late and be there! Buy your tickets here and listen to our Capsule Fest playlist on Spotify to get ready for the jump.