Vince Staples is back with a new single, “Law of Averages.”
On the track, Staples delivers a statement against false friends, as he flexes over slow-burning production. “Cherry Ave, Downey Ave, ho, you average / Louis bag, Gucci bag, you got baggage / I will never give my money to a bad bitch,” he rhymes on the hook.
“Law of Averages” received a filmic music video directed by Kid. Studio. The visual alternates between carefree scenes of Staples in his neighborhood of Long Beach, and shots of people in mysterious, smiling masks.
“Law of Averages” will feature on the rapper’s upcoming fourth album, Vince Staples, which will drop on July 9. The self-titled record will be executive-produced by Kenny Beats, and follows his 2018 effort, FM!, which the producer also helmed.
“It really gives much more information about me that wasn’t out there before. That’s why I went with that title. I feel like I’ve been trying to tell the same story,” Staples commented on the album in a statement, according to NME. “As you go on in life, your point of view changes. This is another take on myself that I might not have had before.”
The track is Staples’ first single of the year, but it’s not the first song he’s been on in 2021. So far this year, he’s hopped on tracks from Emotional Oranges, Tiana Major9 and Pusha T. In between albums, he also dropped singles like his 2019 joints “Hell Bound” and “Sheet Music.”
In a recent GQ interview, Staples also revealed that a Netflix show “bearing his name” and another album, ostensibly titled Ramona Park Broke My Heart, are in the works.
Watch the “Law of Averages” video here: