Vince Staples is one of the most talked about rappers in the game right now- and for good reason too. With a great flow, bars, and beats to match, he has all the characteristics of a great rapper. This rise to fame arguably started with the release of his ‘Shyne Coldchain’ tapes, and his ‘Stolen Youth’ project with Mac Miller, however I think the moment where it became clear Vince would become a heavy hitter in the hip hop industry was here, with the release of his ep ‘Hell Can Wait.’ 7 songs, each soundly wildly different- Vince didn’t sound like someone releasing his first big project into the mainstream, he sounded like a seasoned veteran. The opener ‘Fire’ is a personal favourite of mine, with the menacing beat in the background, and Vince’s raw vocals in the track. The one letdown on this track is the hook. The next two tracks 65 Hunnid and Screen Door are perfect representations of the drug dealer and gangsta lifestyles that people in the hood live in. Hands Up is another great track, contrasting people dancing at a party or a concert to people putting their hands in the air for the police. Then there’s Blue Suede, clearly the standout track on the EP, it’s arguably the best song Vince has ever made, and of Norf Norf and Nate didn’t exist, it could very well be the best track in his entire discography. The booming bass in this track, coupled with the trap high hats perfectly match Vince’s imagery and descriptions of death and the gangsta lifestyle. Overall this was a memorable debut of sorts, that showed that whilst Vince had significant artistic growth to undertake, he clearly had bucketloads of potential as a rapper.