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Debuting with Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1 in 2011, Vince Staples took the blogsphere by storm with his compelling music — a blend of California’s laid-back rap style and introverted lyrics. Now on his fourth mixtape, the Long Beach rapper continues to marvel his audience, most recently with 2014′s Shyne Coldchain Vol.2. As part of Los Angeles’s growing collective of young rappers, Staples has collaborated with close friends Odd Future — most prominently with Earl Sweatshirt on “Hive” — while reputable producers such as Evidence, DJ Babu and No ID have also shown support in the mixtape sequel. In the latest episode of HYPETRAK TV, the humble rapper speaks on his relationship with Def Jam, his favorite line from Shyne Coldchain Vol.2 and working with James Fauntleroy on “Nate,” in addition to how his childhood plays a big part in his rhyming content. For more music news head to HYPETRAK.