I don't have a message. You already have all these people telling you how to live, who to be, what to wear, what to drive, what drugs to do - I just want people to see what I see.— Vince Staples
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We still wading in the water... Cocaine, blunts, marinating in the water. Lean and took a puff, and then she gave it to my father, Used to take the bullets out so I could play with the revolver. Satan serenading ever since I was a toddler, Tell 'em talk is cheap...niggas living for the dollar.
You have to be able to differentiate between the different areas of life.
It shows that we're all separate people, we're all different, but we're all the same.
The world sucks, man. But Tesla does have a mid-size sedan now, and that's very important to the future.
I'm getting old! My back hurts, I got asthma, I just been listening to Amy Winehouse, trying not to cry. Life's crazy.
Hip-hop culture is deeply rooted in the wrong things.
Hip-hop is about drugs right now. It's more so about drugs - about selling drugs, about using drugs - it's bad for kids.
The police are very mean people sometimes.
People been killing each other since forever and hurting each other since forever and taking advantage of each other since forever.
If you hit a kangaroo in the street and you have to pull out on the side of the road, it can get back up and murder you.
All the rhinos are dead, for the most part. I think that's really sad.
We live in an age where everyone is so opinionated about everything in general in life, especially their expertise or their personal knowledge of anything that they're commenting on.
People have an overbearing need to project their inward doubt and hatred and emotions onto the outside world.
I think I'm pretty regular. I try to keep it pretty regular; I go to sleep early. I don't know what distances me from other rap artists - I haven't met a lot of 'em.
Hopefully New Zealand let me stay, and they don't kick me out and ban me.
And I hope I don't get killed by a kangaroo, 'cuz I heard that happens out there.
I'm mad emotional. But my emotions are - I don't really get just like sad, I get hyper, and I be like mad, and I get hungry - that's like my main emotion.
I'm just saying what I think about at the time. I don't make a point to do anything, really.
It really hurts my feelings when people are mean to old people, or when people yell at their little kids. Just ask them what's wrong, bro. I think we all just need to be nicer.
I remember, once, my sister used to tell me that they found me in the trash-can when I was younger, so one time I pushed my sister into a trash-can - I put it over her head and pushed her down the street. And then after that, we been close ever since.
I hate when I lose my voice and then people try and talk to me and I seem like I'm being rude and then I hurt their feelings. That sucks.
A lot of music comes from a selfish place.
Every song with lyrics is lyrical.
Where I come from, there's no common enemy, there's no "why." There's no, "I hate white people."
Someone who only wants to play sold-out shows will find a tempo that works at the shows and then focus on making that kind of music, but maybe they'll miss out on other things because of it.
Drugs are horrible; I say no to drugs. I've never done drugs in my life.
If your children don't fight, they won't love each other when they get older! It's a common thing.
I've had a lot of people online say they're going to kill me at my shows.
A lot of people say they're going to punch me in the face - never happened. It's just people being sad because their life sucks.
I've heard a lot of crack stories. I heard a RZA crack story, up close and personal, over a platter of 100 chicken wings that only him and his friend ate. It was a good day.
My brothers used to beat me up, but I used to fight my sisters 'cuz I couldn't hit them back, so I had to find specific severe ways to punish them.
Things don't really go that well when people get back together.
I feel like that's the reason a lot of pop music doesn't have that grasp that other forms of music do, because it's more rooted in only the happier aspects of life - there's not really a connection.
I just make what I'm making, and then one day I won't want to make it anymore.
I think that's a luxury we should be able to have as people, especially as artists.
I love Louisiana fried fish, but it's all Martin Luther King, I can't go over there.
Creating music and just having someone's art directs the way you think about life subconsciously.
There's a price tag on everything including black people's lives and what they do with them.
We have bad things happen, but it's not like Syria, which we ignore and pretend doesn't happen. We've got it pretty good, no matter who the president is, to be honest.
I don't have any dreams or aspirations or goals I want to meet music-wise, so there's nothing to keep me from being level-headed.
One of my younger homies, he went to jail, and some people came to me and were like, "Bail him out," and I said no. Why would I bail him out? He's going to prison. Let him sit and get some time served. You want to be crazy, but you don't want to go to jail. You want to shoot people, but you don't want to kill people. That's such a misleading thing.
I say what I have to say at the moment and when I don't want to say it anymore, then I won't.
When I was a kid I used to want to be a Beethoven or something. That was my dream.
Just be comfortable. Sometimes, when open up for a bigger artist at a conventional concert, you can feel unwelcome. But when you're playing a festival, people come to see music in general - so don't be fearful. The people are there to enjoy and discover new music so approach the show with confidence and optimism.
Everybody deserves a right to be happy.
I wouldn't say I fear the future.
I think there's too much of the wrong type of influences that stem from hip-hop.
I think the opinion is worth less now than it ever has been.
I feel like finding the balance is the struggle with making music in general.
School doesn't really teach you how to interact with people properly, you learn that outside of school.
So many things come from people's parents lying to them about the truth about things. I feel like, once those ideas die with people, we'll be good in a couple of generations.
When you have this job [as an entertainer] you're suddenly not a person anymore.
School doesn't teach you much. School teaches you how to follow directions, that's what school is for.