Vince Staples Signs To Motown Records/Blacksmith Recordings

Noted journalist Jemele Hill was on hand at Capitol Congress 2019 for the announcement.

(AllHipHop News) Vince Staples has a new record company home. After being part of the Def Jam roster, the Long Beach emcee has signed to Motown Records via Blacksmith Recordings.

Blacksmith is the new label launched by veteran artist manager Corey Smyth in partnership with Capitol Music Group and Motown Records. Staples will still be under the Universal Music Group umbrella since both Def Jam and Motown are subsidiaries of UMG.

Amber Grimes, Corey Smyth, Vince Staples, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Jemele Hill, Lindsey Lanier (Motown A&R)

Over the past four years, Staples released three studio albums - 2015's Summertime '06, 2017's Big Fish Theory, and 2018's FM!. He has also released the Hell Can Wait and Prima Donna EPs.

The 26-year-old West Coaster's critically-acclaimed discography earned the rapper an 84/100 career rating on Metacritic. A new project titled The Vince Staples Show is expected to arrive soon.

Photo Credit: Lester Cohen