Vince Staples Tackles The Elephant In The Room With "Hands Up"

A month after the brutal slaying of unarmed teen Michael Brown,  Def Jam artist Vince Staples has penned his own response to the tension brewing between law enforcement and civilians with “Hands Up,” going in on issues like racial profiling, excessive force and more.

Coming up next for the Long Beach native is the release of his debut project Hell Can Wait, which is slated to drop late September.

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