Vince Staples Releases “Magic” From Album Ramona Park Broke My Heart
Vince took the time to pen a nostalgic track dedicated to his beloved Ramona Park from his neighborhood in Long Beach, CA.
It’s symbolic of home,” Staples says of the album’s title. “And everyone has a home. Even though it’s very personal to me, everyone can relate to it. That’s why I thought it would work for this chapter.”
Released today on Valentine’s Day, “Magic” is meant to invoke warm feelings but more so of triumph. The track feels broader and more complex than it’s charming beat suggests. It’s more of a celebration of how he was able to escape the streets and succeed doing exactly what he loves.
“It’s handshakes and hugs when I come around,” he raps just before acknowledging that there are foes around who don’t enjoy seeing him win. “I think it’ll put the listener in a good state of mind,” Staples says. “The mood of it defines the project.”
“Magic” is available to stream or download HERE
RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART is produced entirely by Kenny Beats, who received rave reviews by Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. Catch Vince at Coachella April 17th and 24th.