Vince Staples Said His New Album Is About “Being Larger Than Life In A Smaller World”

Staples opened up about the forthcoming Big Fish Theory.

Photographer Daniel Shea
April 18, 2017
Vince Staples Said His New Album Is About “Being Larger Than Life In A Smaller World”

Vince Staples's Big Fish Theory album doesn't yet have a release date but he has been talking about its themes and creation in a new interview. Speaking about the follow up to 2015's Summertime '06, Staples told Complex: "It encompasses things: Being larger than life in a smaller world, so to say. How rappers are perceived and perceive themselves."

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Asked what he learned while making the record, Staples suggested that wasn't the journey he took this time. "I don't think this album was a learning process itself as far as the creation of it," he said. "I just think it was a culmination of things I had been learning over the past few years, and coming to an understanding. Often times, music becomes a coping mechanism for people."

On the subject of what he's coping with, Staples offered the following: "I think everybody’s coping with the same shit. It’s just life. You live a long life, and then you die."

Check out Complex's full Vince Staples cover story here.

Vince Staples Said His New Album Is About “Being Larger Than Life In A Smaller World”