Experimentation in hip-hop has become somewhat of a norm within the last decade, while majority of the times it’s either hit or miss, when done right, it’s totally unexpected and interesting.
Departing from the soundscape of hip-hop on ‘Big Fish Theory’, Vince Staples sculpted a body of work with arrange of talents from across the spectrum. Most notably on album highlight “Yeah Right”, Vince enlisted the most unexpected group of collaborators for an insane, fiery, banger.
A Vince Staples and Kendrick Lamar collaboration was already expected to be on the highest caliber of standards, and while they exceeded the expectations, contributions from Sophie, Flume, and Kučka allowed the song to live up to its momentum.
Though a majority of the hip-hop community may not be familiarized with Sophie, the sound design visionary paired with frequent Staples collaborator Flume, to match electronica-avant-garde with abrasive, aggressive, and a total bass heavy production.
Providing gritty bars, alongside Kučka’s sensual vocals, and one of Kendrick’s best featured verses, the song is near perfection, as it showcased an unmatched display of versatility.