Hell Can Wait (studio album) by Vince Staples

Hell Can Wait by Vince Staples
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-10-07
Overall rank: 10,272nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 2014 (229th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (2,133rd)
Award Best albums of all time (10,272nd)
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Vince Staples bestography

Hell Can Wait is ranked 5th best out of 9 albums by Vince Staples on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Vince Staples is Summertime '06 which is ranked number 1218 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,464.

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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.6/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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While this is just a short EP, it packs a whole lot. Where Kendrick Lamar was the “good kid” in that “mad city” he lived in, the kid who tried to be good, who tried to be above the gangs and the violence, Vince Staples makes no apologies for who he is. This album is riddled with realism and even cynicism. Staples is just telling you, “This is what my life was like, this is what I saw, and this is how it is”. It just is what it is.

You have songs like “Screen Door”, which details Staples’ father’s drug dealing and what Staples, as a young kid, had to deal with because of it. “Mom up off of work asking me if anybody came/To kick it with my dad or was he chilling in the alleyway/He was in the alleyway, that’s what he always had me say/Slangin’ for them bills he had to pay somebody at the door”, Staples was put in a difficult position, he had to either rat out his father or lie to his mother, eventually choosing the latter. If people weren’t coming to him to buy drugs, they were coming to collect debt money.

You also have a song like “65 Hunnid”, which details Staples’ own gangbanging, going into detail about a hit that he and a few others had to carry out. He talks about how you have to shoot to kill, there is no mercy on the streets, if you shoot at the sky or shoot at the feet and show any mercy, any weakness, that person is going to come back for you, “Don’t stop til he drop”, Staples says.

There’s also “Hands Up” which details the problem Staples witnesses of white-on-black cop violence. Staples talks about the hypocrisy he sees in the cops conduct, “I guess the pigs split wigs for the greater good/Cause I ain’t seen them lock up a swine yet/At the most they reassign ‘em to prevent protest”. Staples believes that the ease that cops get off with killing black kids in the ghetto promotes brutality and violence as “for the greater good”.

This album may be short, but it’s not light on subject matter, it’s a heavy album and Staples isn’t pulling any punches, he isn’t having any of that, he’s just here to tell it like it is.
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