Vince Staples on ESPN


Why the segment was on ESPN, whose idea it was to have Vince Staples on a sports network to talk about his past, and why Staples agreed to the spot—these are all questions we may never answer. But what we do know is that the resulting interview is great, and we’re glad it happened.

In the interview on ESPN’s Highly Questionable, Staples addresses the institutionalized violence that leads kids to gangbang in neighborhoods like his native Long Beach, and what it means to be a mindful artist. Watch the segment via Stereogum, and check out the video for Staples’ “Señorita” after the jump.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →