In a recent interview on The Joe Budden Podcast, Vince Staples reflected on Drake‘s surprise album HONESTLY, NEVERMIND and compared it to the feedback he received for Big Fish Theory.
With HONESTLY, NEVERMIND receiving mixed reactions, Budden asked the Compton rapper if he believed Drake’s release of a dance album “gets us closer to the elimination of rap music as a whole.” Staples reminded Budden that he did the same thing in 2017 and “n*****s was on me.” He continued to mock the people who criticized his album in the day, “That Big Fish Theory, n****s was mad at that. ‘What’s up with this n***a?’”
Staples added that he personally thinks music is visual, using Michael Jackson’s moonwalk and Tupac’s aesthetics as examples. “So when you think about where music is heading, everything is Instagram. Everything looks the same, everything moves the same, everyone dresses the same, everyone talks the same,” he explained. “So the genre shit is gonna have to go out the window eventually. Like, it’s just too hard to separate culture because the internet is kinda pushing everything in the same little bubble.”
Big Fish Theory marked Staples’ second studio album and heard him move away from the hip-hop sound of Summertime ‘06. He worked with producers such as Christian Rich, Zack Sekoff, the late Sophie, Ray Brady, Jimmy Edgar, GTA, Justin Vernon and Flume to achieve his house/Detroit techno sound.
Watch the full interview above.
In related news, Drake set a new Apple Music record just an hour after the release of HONESTLY, NEVERMIND.
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