VINCE STAPLES IS ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF THE SUMMER!
Big Fish Theory
Staples stormed the hip-hop world with his masterful 2015 double LP Summertime ’06 — and on Big Fish Theory, which follows collaborations with James Blake and Damon Albarn, he shows no signs of letting up creatively. “We were trying to create a new soundscape,” he says of his second full-length. “We wanted to have something really concise that spoke to the mood we were trying to convey emotionally, because it’s not always what you say, it’s about how you say it.” Staples emphasizes, though, that Big Fish Theoryisn’t a political record. “I don’t pay attention to politics, to be completely honest,” he says. “People are people.” And as for whether the album’s runtime will approach Summertime‘s sprawling hour? “Ah, f— no.” —E.R.B.