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Hey everyone. RobBarracuda here, and it’s time to talk about the newest release from the 2016 Adult Swim Singles Program.
This week’s single comes as a bit of a nice surprise. Rapper Vince Staples has been making quite a name for himself in the past few years thanks to some choice collaborations with a multitude of other rappers (perhaps most notably Earl Sweatshirt), and he broke out in a big way with the release of his first solo album, Summertime ’06, which went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2015. On the heels of his new EP Prima Donna dropping on August 26th, Staples has decided to revisit his hit album from last year for this week’s free single release. Summertime ’06 ended with the track “’06”, which notably ended rather abruptly since it was only about 50 seconds long and faded to static at about the 45 second mark. Adult Swim and Vince Staples have decided to grace us with the full version of the track this week, and it’s undoubtedly a more satisfying version of the song than what we originally got. The beat remains the same throughout with its buzzing static and watery echoing effects, and the song reveals an extra verse and a half beyond the first “’06”, and it helps the song flow so much better, with Vince’s flow and lyrics being as cool as ever of course. As of this article’s writing, there’s no Soundcloud stream or YouTube upload of the song from the network, so the only place to hear the song is on the 2016 Singles download page right here. In the meantime, here’s the original version of “’06” down below for comparison.
Update (8/31): Some time after this article was originally posted, the soundcloud link to “’06” finally went up. Stream it down below.