Vince Staples performs on the Sounds of the Near Future stage on day two of the Parklife Festival at Heaton Park on June 10, 2018 in Manchester, England.
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Greatest Hits: Multi-Talented Music Mogul Vince Staples's Five Best Songs Ranked

It's hard to choose but if we had to go off of of mainstream success alone, these are the five best Vince Staples songs ever made!


Nov. 7 2023, Published 3:58 p.m. ET

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It goes without saying that Vince Staples knows what he's doing. The Compton artist has found his way to the top of the music industry, gaining a massive fanbase along the way.

But to understand where Vince Staples is on his journey to icon status, we have to take a look down memory lane and unpack the tracks that got him to where he is today. Here are five of his most successful songs and why they will forever be certified bops.

5. "Home" is where Vince Staples' heart is.

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A part of the incredible soundtrack for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, "Home" was one of the first times Vince's music career and mainstream entertainment intersected.

After holding his own with "Home" as arguably one of the strongest tracks on the Marvel soundtrack, he went on to supply "Yo Love" for the Daniel Kaluuya-starred film Queen & Slim.

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4. "Lemme Know" when this song get's more recognition.

Rapper Vince Staples attends the premiere of Dope at The Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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Vince has a few songs that got worldwide attention but OG fans can agree that Vince's debut album, Summertime '06, was full of underrated hits. One bop that was overlooked was "Lemme Know."

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In Vince's collaboration with singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko, he and the songstress were able to perfectly match each other's energy and deliver a song that deserves more mainstream recognition.

3. "Hive" was a moment in hip-hop history that we want back.

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Speaking of collabs, Vince has been known to work alongside the members of Odd Future, including Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean, and Earl Sweatshirt.

One of the songs that put both Earl and Vince on the map is the 2013 release "Hive." The incredible song, highlighted by both of the artists and their songwriting skills, earned Earl one of his first RIAA Gold certifications. This track confirmed that whether he's working on his own music or lending his talent to another artist, Vince excels on and off the mic.

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2. "&burn" is a masterclass on how to get out of your comfort zone.

Vince Staples (R) performs with Billie Eilish at Outdoor Theatre during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 13, 2019 in Indio, California.
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Staying on the collaboration train, one of Vince's most successful releases thus far has to be "&burn," a single he created with Grammy-Award-winning music artist Billie Eilish.

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Even though it was released back in 2017, it remains one of Vince's best works not only because of his beautiful vocals but also the fact that he was able to stray away from his usual hip-hop vibe and try something new.

1. "Norf Norf" is what sets Vince Staples a part from the rest.

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This one is a no-brainer. Gaining him his first ever RIAA Gold certification — not just as a featured artist Earl Sweatshirt's song — "Norf Norf" is hands-down his most successful release to date.

Sure, there was a woman who went viral for criticizing the song, but Vince held true to his work and defended it. How he handled the controversy is a blueprint for artists to stick to their truth no matter what.

So there you go, there are five of Vince Staples' most successful songs. But, that's just scratching the surface of his insane discography. What is your all-time favorite song of his?

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