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Vince Staples is celebrating the release of his fifth studio album ‘Romona Park Broke My Heart’ and the Cali native stopped through to the Power Mornings show co-hosts Letty and Teddy Mora to discuss his journey in music and how much of his LA upbringing inspired his take on life, the music industry, and much more.
While Staples admits that he only initially got into music as a way of earning $500 and had no clear goal for the craft, the rapper details that although his background in music isn’t strong, his creativity in music led to his maturity and gave him access to think about life differently.
No stranger to the iconic musical legends to come out of Los Angeles, Vince speaks on the legendary Snoop Dogg whom he believes has transcended rap music and has become more so known as an entity and not so much as a rap star. Comparing Snoop’s status to that of the late icon Marilyn Monroe, Staples discusses how Snoop’s name might not be brought up during G.O.A.T. conversations, but that is only because Snoop has become bigger than his music.
Speaking on his new album, the “When Sparks Fly” rapper admits that he doesn’t try to take things too seriously or for granted when hip-hop fixtures such as Jay-Z praise his work, as he believes he’s only doing the best he can do and that not everyone will always like his work.
Vince Staples goes on to speak about the rumors that recently went around about him starring in the next ‘Friday’ film, why he believes the Staples Center should have been renamed after the late Kobe Bryant, and much more.