How much is Vince Staples worth?
|Net Worth:||$5 Million
|Date of Birth:||July 2, 1993|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Vince Staples
Vince Staples is a rapper who became massively respected by critics after his break out release, the Hell Can Wait EP. Rising to universal acclaim thanks to his disdain of glorifying gang culture combined with working with some of the greatest producers in alternative music, Staples has three beloved full length albums under his belt and a whole host of Eps and mixtapes.
American rapper Vince Staples has a net worth of $5 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Vince Staples Get So Rich?
It is without a doubt that Vince Staples has tried very hard to get rich. The rapper even created a Gofundme page to raise two million dollars so that he could retire early. Though that was merely in jest and a joke at the rapper’s haters’ expense, Staples is now worth well more than that figure thanks to his high performing records. The rapper also charges between $75,000 and $150,000 per show, and he regularly features on other rappers’ tracks, most successfully on “Hive” by Earl Sweatshirt, which reached number seven on the US R&B chart.
Staples is also somewhat of an influencer, as the rapper has done endorsements for the fizzy drink Sprite, posting ads on his Instagram and Twitter account. Though it isn’t clear how much Staples would have made from endorsement deals, it’s sure to be a hell of a lot as influencers with a similar amount of followers to Staples charge around $75,000 for just one post.
Why Is He So Famous?
Staples first caught the attention of industry titans when he released Stolen Youth, a mixtape that was completely produced by the rapper himself with the help from Larry Fisherman. So early on in his career, the rapper managed to wrangle Mac Miller, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul together to creat one of the best mixtapes of the 21st century, which is quite a feat considering the music was conceived when Staples was just 19 years old.
The Rapper is signed to Def Jam and since the Hell Can Wait EP, Staples has released three full length albums all to critical acclaim. His debut album, Summertime ’06, was released as a double album with 20 tracks and featured production from No I.D. and Clams Casino, who had become successful in creating his own sound and arguably founding the sub-genre of cloud-rap. This made the Staples’ debut a massively critically acclaimed success.
Following his debut album, Staples released Big Fish Theory, yet another high concept record released to huge acclaim. The record had no major features and featured only Staples over avant-grade electronic heavy beats, this time being produced by SOPHIE and Flume. It is the highest performing record the rapper has put out to date, reaching 16 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and featured heavily on dozens of year-end lists. The record did have several backing vocal features only from high profile artists such as Ty Dolla Sign, A$AP Rocky, and Damon Albarn of Gorillaz and Blur fame. Staples’ delivery is so potent and present that these huge artists are relegated to just backing vocals.
What Makes Him So Successful?
A lot of Staples’ success can be attributed to the fact that he works with producers of the moment, so much as to branch out of the hip hop genre, working with producers such as Sophie, Flume, and Clams Casino. Staples surrounds himself with the people who are best at their craft whether it’s in Hip Hop or Indie, and it doesn’t end with producers. The rapper often works with artists that range from A$AP Rocky to Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame.
Unlike many of his peers, Staples talks negatively of gang lifestyle. He hates that the media glamorizes gang culture in rap. As many rappers similar to his age, such as Chief Keef, DaBaby, and others, rap about gang culture with conviction and pride, Staples discusses his relationships with gangs he has had since childhood in a bad light, especially in his music, and he tries to keep his fans from becoming involved in such lifestyles.
Though it has very little to do with the rapper’s Gofundme page, it is thanks to his wise beyond his years lyricism and avant-garde beats that has gotten Vince Staples and estimated net worth of four million dollars. Maybe it would be more if the rapper was open to collaborating with more commercial producers, however it’s his dedication to the craft and the art of making music that makes him so appealing in the first place. At the young age of 27, Staples is still experimenting and we likely haven’t heard the best from him yet. As the rapper has been quiet for the past couple of years, we’ll surely hear something fresh from him in the coming months.