Vince Staples Gave An Insightful Lesson On Gang Life For ESPN's Highly Questionable

“The gang is a product of the community, not a product of the people.”

Vince Staples

Posted by Highly Questionable on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Vince Staples is a great interview. He can be hilarious or insightful, and his appearance on ESPN's Highly Questionable was definitely among the latter. The seven minute clip was spent mostly discussing the Long Beach rapper's life within a gang, and Vince was well-positioned to counteract the typical soundbites with his experiences losing friends and growing up in a community tradition of gangs:

“I don't think it's something that you extract yourself from, it's something that you move on from, for the simple fact that these things aren't based in crime or wrong, these things are based in being a part of a certain community. And the only way to get away form that community is to literally leave the community or better the community.”

Watch it all above, and revisit his “Norf Norf” video below.

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Vince Staples Gave An Insightful Lesson On Gang Life For ESPN's Highly Questionable