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Vince Staples, '3230' (Live At SXSW 2016)

A gimlet-eyed take on bracing for the worst and hoping for better (the song title is a reference to an address where Staples lived) over the bounciest Vince Staples beat imaginable, courtesy of No I.D. This is Staples, though, so on stage at Stubb's, chants of "hands up" and the funereal horn that slides through the back end of each verse added an unshakable weight to the song.

Watch the entire set here, or check out individual songs in the set list below.

Set List

  • "Lift Me Up"
  • "65 Hunnid"
  • "Fire"
  • "Birds & Bees"
  • "Dopeman"
  • "Hang N' Bang"
  • "C.N.B."
  • "3230"
  • "Hands Up"
  • "Jump Off The Roof"
  • "Norf Norf"
  • "Señorita"
  • "Blue Suede"
  • Credits

    Producers: Saidah Blount, Mito Habe-Evans, Otis Hart; Technical Director: Josh Rogosin; Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Videographers: Nickolai Hammar, Katie Hayes Luke, Cameron Robert, A.J. Wilhelm, Lizzie Chen; Editor: Cameron Robert; Audio: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile; Assistant Audio Engineer: Loretta Rae; Production Assistants: Erin Conlon, Nathan Gaar; Special Thanks: SXSW, Stubb's BBQ; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann.

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