Vince Staples solo rap album entitles Summertime ’06 is am impressive debut, with its own distinctive sound and a collection of some really fantastic tracks. The highlight for me is the stripped down sample heavy track entitled Summertime.
It’s a lot sparser than many of the other tracks on the Album with less lyrics and musical accompaniment. But it’s this minimalism that really allows the track to breathe. The Looping Nature of the samples with the monotone vocals manages to emote a collection of feelings that drift between happy and sad throughout its runtime, powerfully and with subtle purpose. A really fantastic piece of work: