May 8, 2015
Vince Staples & Earl Sweatshirt Cover Viper Magazine
Los Angeles natives Vince Staples and Earl Sweatshirt are on the cover of the Spring/Summer issue of Viper Magazine. That cover comes along with a cover story. Vince and Earl spoke on their relationship, why they make music and more.
What drives you to create music, is there a message you offer that no one else does?
V: The fact that every single person I run into thinks that I smoke weed, I’ve been to jail or have tattoos based on the place that I come from; that’s the reason I make music because that shit is disgusting. It just shows that there’s no respect for humanity if it doesn’t come from a place that [you] come from. Even people from where I come from. If you aren’t the most ghetto motherfucker on the face of earth, if you step wrong, people in my area won’t fuck with you. And people that have never been to this place will question your validity based on things they’ve seen that you’ve probably never seen. I feel like that’s the problem with music and just life in general nobody gives people a chance to be themselves and I wanna eliminate people from the equation.
E: A lot of niggas are preoccupied with doing a whole bunch of shit that isn’t rapping. Like at the root of this shit, we rapping bro’. We know how to rap and I’m speaking for me and this nigga Vince, literally knowing how to rap is going out of style.
Check out the full cover story over at ViperMag.com.