Vince Staples

March 5
6 p.m.

Vince Staples is a unique case all around: a young West Coast rapper with an increasingly futuristic ear for beats who excels in both gangster and conscious modes. Since signing with Def Jam, he’s released two incisive EPs (Hell Can Wait and Prima Donna) and proved his ambition and scope with two full-lengths: 2015’s double album Summertime ’06 and 2017’s Big Fish Theory, the latter so filled with avant-electronic production that Staples called it the “electronic album of the year.” All ages.