Vince Staples: Ray J Is A Top 5 West Coast Hip Hop Artist, He Damaged Fabolous’ Career


(AllHipHop News) Who would have known California rapper Vince Staples is a Ray J fan. The Odd Future affiliate was joined by Tyler, The Creator for an interview at Hot 97. During the discussion, Staples expressed his opinion that Brandy’s brother is one of the all time greats.

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“Ray J is probably top 5 Hip Hop West Coast of all time,” said Vince. “Does Ray J not have hits? Ray J was the first Blood on a record that was certified… So without Ray J there is no Game.”

Besides suggesting Ray J has had a hand in almost everything related to Black culture (eg VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop, UPN sitcom Moesha, and Kanye West), Vince insists Ray also played a role in hurting the career of a certain Brooklyn emcee.

“Remember when Fabolous was real, real hot? But remember when he did that sh*t to Ray J?” Staples asked, referring to the highly publicized feud between the two artists. “The last time I seen Fabolous he had on a backwards jersey, being the man… Then the next time I seen him he was dressed like Marty McFly [from the Back To The Future movie].”

Is Vince just trolling? Or is he really a huge Ray J fan? Tweets from last year suggest the latter.

Either way, Staples’ appreciation for all things Ray J may have caused him to neglect some things. For example, DJ Quik has been associated with the Bloods gang before Ray J’s career took off.

The 2015 XXL Freshman also fails to acknowledge Fabolous’ latest album The Young OG Project was well received and that Fab just had one of the most talked about sets from this year’s Hot 97 Summer Jam concert.

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Watch Vince Staples’ interview below.