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Vince Staples is getting a second season of his Long Beach-centered show on Netflix

The rapper also announced a North American tour Monday, just after the release of new LP "Dark Days".

Vince Staples is getting a second season of his Long Beach-centered show on Netflix
Vince Staples performs at Boston Calling in 2016. Photo by Andy Moran.

From Sunrise Donuts to El Dorado Park — Netflix viewers got a tour of Long Beach earlier this year with the debut of “The Vince Staples Show,” which was just renewed for a second season.

The rapper announced the show’s renewal on Netflix during a live segment of his “Ramona Radio” show on Thursday, May 30.

“Go get a VPN, if you can’t afford it, steal it, just watch it, steal it, it’s OK,” Staples quipped during the show.

The comedic (and at times absurdist) series features a fictionalized version of Staples, played by himself as he navigates life in Long Beach.

The show has gotten high marks and warm reviews from media outlets nationally, but not without some criticism of what was billed as a five-episode “limited series.” Here in Long Beach, locals have praised the hometown showcase, with one Redditor commenting they felt “connected to the show” after recognizing some familiar spots and landmarks around the city.


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Staples created the show — which premiered in February — along with Kenya Burress, Ian Edelman and Maurice Williams.

“Get ready for hijinks that only a mother can love. Thank you, Netflix!” Staples said in a statement to the streaming giant’s blog, Tudum.

While the series focuses on the banal reality of Staples’ life as an alternative rapper in Long Beach, it is largely a satirical commentary on how fame (and the embattled music industry) doesn’t always pay.

“There are 365 days in a year, so we’re able to have 365 episodes of this thing because they’re all based on what it’s like to just exist day-to-day,” Staples continued in his statement to Tudum. “Next for Vince is literally anything because anything could happen at any moment, that’s just how life works.”

The news came a week after the release of Staples’ eighth studio album "Dark Times.” The moody 13-track LP sees Staples grapple with the scars of his upbringing, lost romance and the grim realities of inner-city life, as well as a nod to New Orleans in “Étouffée.” Listen to “Dark Days” here.

On the heels of that release, on Monday, he announced an 11-city North American Tour, “Black In America,” with supporting soul vocalist Baby Rose, who just released “Slow Burn,” an EP produced by alt-jazz outfit BADBADNOTGOOD.

Neither Staples nor Netflix has announced when the second season of “The Vince Staples Show” will drop, but follow the rapper on X (and the Watchdog right here) for updates.


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