If you are into rap music, then you sure know Vince Staples!
The rapper and actor is known as a member of the trio Cutthroat Boyz.
These are some facts about him!
- He was born on July 2, 1993.
- He was born in Compton, California.
- His mother decided to move out of Compton, so they went to North Long Beach, because she was afraid of the high crime rates.
- Vince is the youngest of five siblings.
- He attended Optimal Christian Academy from 4th to 8th grade, which he said was an influential and positive experience.
- He was discovered by Dijon “LaVish” Samo, and Chuck Wun, alongside with his cousin Campbell Emerson.
- LaVish took Staples on a trip to Los Angeles, California, where he befriended the Odd Future collective’s members Syd tha Kyd, Mike G, and Earl Sweatshirt.
- He never thought he was going to be a rapper but after some tracks he decided to pursue a career in music.
- He released his official debut mixtape, called Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1 on December 30, 2011.
- On February 23, 2016, Staples was announced as part of the line up for the 2016 Osheaga Music Festival.
- On March 23, 2017, he was featured on the Gorillaz track, called “Ascension” from their album, Humanz.
- Since 2015, Staples has appeared in advertising campaigns for Sprite and promoted the brand through his Twitter feed.
- On June 14, 2016, he announced his assistance in a YMCA program that will benefit young people in North Long Beach. The Youth Institute would teach graphic design, 3D printing, product design, music production and filmmaking to 20 eighth and ninth graders at Hamilton Middle School
- He lives in Southern California.
- He has said that he has never used illicit drugs or drank alcohol, and that he follows a straight edge lifestyle.