Recording artist Vince Staples has come a long way from his trying upbringing in Long Beach, California's Ramona Park neighborhood. With 'FM!', 'Big Fish Theory', 'Prima Donna' and 'Summertime '06' behind him, Staples has set the tone for what's yet to come. A standout rapper in today's hip hop world, he keeps his sound deeply tied to his west coast roots and his message one that knows no boundaries. In a world of full of painful departures, his art gives listeners reason to believe that, somehow, as he advances, the people who have left him and the people who he's left behind will still be waiting for him at the end.