LISTEN: Vince Staples and Flume Blind You with “Smoke & Retribution”

"You ain't got no money, I ain't got no time."

You wouldn’t necessarily expect rapper Vince Staples, whose gritty 2015 album Summertime ’06 dealt with the dirt of coming of age in Long Beach, to pop up on a glossy, club-closing track from Australian producer Flume, but here we are. The pair recently put together a track called “Smoke & Retribution” (which, Flume says in an interview with Zane Lowe, was not the first beat he made for Staples).

“Smoke & Retribution” is the second single from Flume’s forthcoming Smoke. You can hear it and lead single “Never Be Like You” below.

Flume featuring Vince Staples, “Smoke & Retribution”

Flume featuring Kai, “Never Be Like You”

(via OkayPlayer)


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