Vince Staples has released a new single, “So What?”, to coincide with the premiere of a new series in which he stars. Having released a teaser for The Vince Staples Showearlier on in the week, the rapper has also dropped the track that features in the season opener.
The Vince Staples Show shares a similar tone to Donald Glover’s Atlanta, with Staples drawing from everyday mundanity in order to create a stylistically satisfying watch. The first episode sees the 26-year-old go to get a haircut, bumping into the over-enthusiastic barber that we’ve all had to deal with at one time or another.
Though only four minutes long, the entertaining vignette also manages to fit in Staples getting into a melee akin to an unrealistic action movie.
Staples is known for his dry wit and tell-it-like-it-is attitude, and the first episode of his show is as absurd and hilarious as expected. It should also come as no surprise that Staples is a hit in front of the camera having got a glimpse of his acting prowess in the music video for Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”.
Listen to “So What?” above, and watch the first episode of The Vince Staples Show below.