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Vince Staples performs on the Coachella stage during week 1, day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 13, 2018 in Indio, Calif.
Vince Staples kicked off the week (Oct. 29) announcing he had no music on the way. By Thursday (Nov. 1), the Long Beach rapper confirmed that his third LP was well on the way. Staples unleashes his Big Fish Theory follow-up on Friday (Nov. 2) with FM!, which is now available to stream on all major music marketplaces.
Staples stuck to his usual conciseness of his previous projects, as FM! clocks in at just 32 minutes spanning 11 tracks. The West Coast-themed album sees features from Jay Rock, Tyga, Earl Sweatshirt, E-40, Kamaiyah and more.
Futuristic production on the effort is handled by CuBeatz, Kenny Beats, KillaGraham, and Hagler. FM!‘s artwork features a hand-drawn illustration, depicting his own version of California’s Where’s Waldo, featuring a range of characters enjoying the Pacific Ocean.
“As artists we are nothing without the fans. I took time off from recording my next album to make a very special project dedicated to my biggest fan and supporter since day one. He said he needed something that represented him and where he comes from so here it is. Thank you for years of loyalty, I do this for people like you,” Staples sincerely wrote to his fans on Instagram Monday (Oct. 29).
Stream FM! below.