Vince Staples Explains Influence Of Snoop Dogg & Gang Culture On Long Beach

long beach Vince-StaplesBy Victoria Hernandez | HipHopDX
January 08th 2016

Vince Staples explains the systemic structure of gang culture in Long Beach, California.

Vince Staples appeared on ESPN’s “Highly Questionable” yesterday (January 7) and spoke about life growing up in Long Beach, California. He explained the influence of Snoop Dogg’s music on the youth of the city.

“That kind of directed our path,” Vince Staples says, “along with other things, just getting into the gang stuff, the trouble stuff, all the things that kids fall victim to just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The “Señorita” rapper says that Long Beach, which is often associated with gang culture, was defined by more than music, but was a result of a systematic structure. Staples says social activism, led by Bunchy Carter and others, helped create today’s climate in the city, which has lost some of its original intention.

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