Vince Staples’ latest effort is produced by Larry Fisherman AKA Mac Miller. Read a mini-review below…


Stolen Youth was always going to be a tasty collaboration, and the whole album is a pertinent snapshot of Staples’ life soundtracked by none other than Larry Fisherman, the producer pseudonym of Mac Miller.

The ten-track project is cinematic in sound and fits together like a jigsaw puzzle with one common thread running throughout: youth. Vince is joined by fellow Long Beach rapper Joey Fatts on Fantoms, featuring eerie synths that set the tone for the album which communicates that it’s a tough world out there.

Top Dawg Entertainment is represented well with ScHoolboy Q on the skittish Back Sellin’ Crack and Ab-Soul putting his stamp on Killin’ Y’all. And of course Mac couldn’t help but spit a few verses on the odd track here and there.

Overall Stolen Youth is a solid little album from a promising young MC, with the help of a talented producer and forthcoming work from both parties will be something to savour.

Words by Patrick Swift.

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