Prima Donna is the second extended play by American rapper Vince Staples. It was released on August 26, 2016, by ARTium Recordings and Def Jam Recordings. The extended play features guest appearances from Kilo Kish and ASAP Rocky, while the production was handled by DJ Dahi, James Blake, John Hill and No . On June 20, 2016, Vince Staples revealed on The Fader cover story interview that he would be releasing his six-song EP, called Prima Donna.
Released August 26, 2016. Prima Donna Tracklist. 1. Let It Shine Lyrics. Prima Donna is Vince Staple’s second EP. It follows up his debut album Summertime ‘06. The project was released on August 25, 2016. The conceptual project deals with the pitfalls that come with success – such as suicidal thoughts, loveless relationships, and too much money for your own good.
Vince Staples : Prima Donna. Label: Def Jam. Released: 2016. Often it is not, like the BLAM that punctuates that album’s intro track. Prima Donna, the Long Beach rapper’s latest release, opens in similarly arresting fashion. You hear Vince softly singing This Little Light in a voice sounding slurred by intoxication or deep depression-then the sharp thunderclap of a pistol. You don’t actually hear anything after that, but the moment drew me in so deep I imagined the successive sound of a body crumpling to the floor. On Prima Donna, Staples gets darker than ever before. As the intro indicates, he’s turned his lens toward the effects of gang- and police-perpetrated violence has on the inner lives of Long Beach residents. Many of the wounds these people bear are invisible, concealed by bravado-like the narrator on the Outkast-sampling War Ready -or other forms of mental armor.
As he declares on the second track, reality is so dire, one has to be "War Ready. Immediately following on "Smile," he repeats "sometimes I feel like giving up," the psychological toll of life pushing him to the point of "sometimes I wanna kill myself.
Vince Staples' new six-song EP, titled Prima Donna, is due out Aug. 2. Vince Staples is returning with a new six-song EP, Prima Donna, due out Aug. 26 via Def h. The release will serve as the official follow up to Staples' 20-song double-disc debut album, Summertime '06, which dropped last summer. Vince Staples: A Day in the Life at SXSW.
On Prima Donna he stares down his survivor’s guilt with black humor and black rage. The music is as bleep-y as it is banging (James Blake produces on two tracks) and touchstones include Andre 3000, James Joyce, Leonardo DiVinci and Jay Gatsby. I don’t need a shrink, I need a hit song, Staples says in Loco. That’s the last thing this reluctant hero needs. In This Article: Vince Staples.
|A1||Let It Shine (Intro)
Producer – Vince StaplesWritten-By – V. Staples*
Producer – James BlakeWritten-By – A. Benjamin*, A. Patton*, J. Blake*, V. Staples*
Guitar – Steve WyremanProducer – DJ Dahi, John Hill Written-By – D. Natche*, J. Hill*, V. Staples*
Featuring – Kilo KishProducer – DJ Dahi, John Hill Vocals – Olga AguilarWritten-By – D. Natche*, J. Hill*, L. Robinson*, V. Staples*
Featuring – ASAP RockyProducer – DJ DahiWritten-By – D. Natche*, R. Mayers*, V. Staples*
Producer – No ID*Written-By – E. Wilson*, V. Staples*
Producer – James BlakeWritten-By – J. Blake*, V. Staples*
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