Vince Staples Explains How “Yo Love” Single Was Inspired By ‘Queen & Slim’ Movie

The outspoken Long Beach native collaborated with 6lack and Mereba for the record.

(AllHipHop News) The star-studded Queen & Slim soundtrack will feature tunes by Ms. Lauryn Hill, Lil Baby, Syd, Mike Jones, The-Dream, Burna Boy, and other acts. EarthGang and Megan Thee Stallion already let loose tracks off the album.

West Coaster Vince Staples also contributed a song to Queen & Slim. The single arrived on Monday, and Staples was a guest on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music to discuss the new collaboration with Atlanta’s 6lack and Philadelphia’s Mereba.

“They were like, ‘Hey, we’re doing this movie. You got a song for it?’ I was like, ‘Yeah man, let’s watch it.’ Then we watched the movie,” recalled Staples. 

The FM! creator continued, “I seen the movie and I was like, ‘Aw man, they shot the police. That’s crazy… I can get with this because it’s not real, it’s a movie, it’s a figment of imagination. We would never encourage anyone to uprise like that in real life because we don’t need that at this point in the world, right?'”

There was a hint of sarcasm in Vince’s voice as he shared his thoughts on the Queen & Slim plot which follows Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) as they go on the run after a police officer is killed in self-defense. The film was directed by Grammy winner Melina Matsoukas and written by Emmy winner Lena Waithe.

“I was like, ‘Man, this is crazy. This is inspiring. I should call 6lack, and that’s what happened. That’s how we got this song,” said Staples about the creation of the “Yo Love” single.

This is not the first time the Motown recording artist worked on a motion picture soundtrack. Previously, Vince Staples appeared on “Opps” with Yugen Blakrok off Black Panther: The Album.

Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack is scheduled to be released this Friday, November 15. The world premiere of Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim will take place at the AFI Fest on November 14. Queen & Slim will be released in nationwide theaters on November 27.