When Vince Staples first released the tracklist of his forthcoming “Big Fish Theory” project, the image posted bore no features alongside the 12-song list.
After the releases of the “Rain Come Down” and “Big Fish” singles, of course, we were gifted with special visits from Ty Dolla Sign and Juicy J, respectively.
In case you missed it, the full writing credits for the new album were uploaded to its iTunes page in conjunction with a track listing update on the album’s Wikipedia page, and both reveal the additional artists who will be making an appearance on Staples’ sophomore studio album.
Notably, we see Kilo Kish, born Lakeisha Robinson appear on several tracks. As she is a frequent collaborator of Vince, a guest slot isn’t out of the ordinary.
On the eighth track, “Homage”, we see William Roberts, aka Rick Ross, given credit as a writer. Given The Boss’ recent tweet, this comes as a no-brainer.
— Yung Rénzél ? (@RickRoss) June 15, 2017
In the following track “SAMO”, Rakim Mayers (A$AP Rocky) is also credited as a writer. He previously lent a feature on Vince’s Prima Donna.
The most exciting snippet of all comes in the form of the credits on track seven, “Yeah Right,” as we see the name Kendrick Duckworth in glorious accessory. For those unfamiliar with the name, it’s Kendrick Lamar’s government.
Other notable names that pop out throughout the credits include production duo Christian Rich, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, and Atlanta rapper Gorilla Zoe.
Big Fish Theory arrives on June 23, 2017.