Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory Review

This is an enjoyable release, but Vince Staples is not in the forefront as much as audiences might hope. The tracks can be beat heavy, making it harder to enjoy the rhymes within.

The production is great with a lot of dark energy running through the project. Each backing is strong and could easily stand on its own, which makes rapping over it very challenging. Something with less bass and with less overpowering noises could help show the artist in a better light.

The lyricism is good when it can be heard and does show that Staples has more than a little talent. His bars are well constructed and his wordplay has a great level of descriptive power. He needs to be a bit more powerful on his delivery to overpower the production to have more impact on the listener.

Overall, with no features to compete against or to pump up any songs, this is an entertaining release, but can seem lacking in depth. it was a good choice to keep it relatively short to keep a certain level of replay ability.

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