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Vince Staples, 'Hands Up' (Live At SXSW 2016)

This track, off the Hell Can Wait EP, pits black youth in southern California against local police. "Hands Up" name checks Black Panthers founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale as well as young black men Deangelo Lopez and Tyler Woods, who were shot by police in 2013.

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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