(AllHipHop News) Vince Staples may have gotten more press this year for some of his public statements than his critically acclaimed Summertime '06 album. And the Long Beach representative is ending 2015 by continuing his tendency to speak his mind, even if some diehard Hip Hop heads strongly disagree with his opinion.
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Staples spoke with Pitchfork as part of the publication's "Guest List: Best of 2015" feature. In the article, the "Norf Norf" rhymer offered praise to another often criticized young rapper - Young Thug.
"Everybody in the Hip Hop community is so upset at him for being who he is and dressing like he does, but for the kind of music he makes, he is one of the best," said Staples.
Thug has been one of the most talked about performers of the year. From his feuds with Lil Wayne, The Game, Metro Boomin and others, to his baby mama drama, to the constant gay rumors, Thugger remained in the headlines over the last 12 months.
In addition, the Atlanta native kept his fans fed with new music. Thug dropped the mixtapes Barter 6, Slime Season, and Slime Season 2 throughout the year. He also appeared on songs by Yo Gotti, T.I., and Tinashe.
"Thug is definitely refreshing because you can’t get the type of music that he makes from anyone but him," Staples added. "Music is a full package now, and he’s someone who embodies what a full package should be."