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Vince Staples, 'Hang N' Bang' (Live At SXSW 2016)

The songs on Vince Staple's album Summertime '06all feel "true" in the way great songwriters can distill emotional truth into a handful of phrases. But this song, an ode to summer days where nothing to do means potential for plenty of trouble, goes heavy on details and includes the words "that's true" after every line, lending it a feeling of autobiography. On stage at SXSW, as on the album, it crashed right into "C.N.B."

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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