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Hear Vince Staples' New Song, 'BagBak'

Vince Staples headlining NPR Music's 2016 SXSW showcase at Stubb's BBQ.
Vince Staples headlining NPR Music's 2016 SXSW showcase at Stubb's BBQ.

Ahead of a long string of dates with Kilo Kish — dubbed The Life Aquatic Tour — the Long Beach rapper Vince Staples has released a new track. "BagBak" is punchy piece of Detroit club music with gritty beats that sound like DJ Assault mining Kraftwerk for dirt. It's a stylistic about-face from the wooze of " Norf Norf," highlighting the hard-hitting noise undercurrent in Staples' delivery.

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