Your guide to summer ‘16, courtesy of PNL, Sampha, Vince Staples, and Rae Sremmurd.
In the latest issue of The FADER, four artists take the temperature of what’s happening in culture right now, around the world. In Paris, Mysterious rap duo PNL sing in French but speak to everyone who feels they’ve had to survive on their own. In London, Sampha opens up about the painful personal experiences behind his upcoming album, and his journey to find his identity. In LA, infectious brothers Rae Sremmurd prove why they should be taken as seriously as they’ve always taken themselves. And, at his apartment across town, Vince Staples explains what it was like to grow up in Long Beach, but turns any questions about gang life back on his listeners.
01 Vince Staples: Vince Explains Vince (Video)
02 Sampha: Plastic 100 C Live Performance (Video)
03 The FADER Issue 104 (PDF)