What is The Vince Staples Show about? Netflix series explained

Gabriela Silva
Andrea Ellsworth as Deja and Vince Staples as Vince Staples.

A new series has hit Netflix with rapper, actor, and producer Vince Staples starring in The Vince Staples Show – here’s what it’s all about.

Staples has made a name for himself in the music realm. The rapper and singer from California is known for his alternative hip-hop style, with his first project hitting the Billboard 200. Outside of music, Staples has appeared in some well-known works.

He played roles in Dope and White Men Can’t Jump. In Abbott Elementary, he played the role of Gregory Eddie’s best friend Maurice. He’s also been a voice actor in shows like American Dad!

For Netflix’s The Vince Staples Show, Staples is the leading star in the spotlight with a storyline that was years in the making. Here’s everything to know about the series.

What’s The Vince Staples show about?

A somewhat famous, rich, and kinda criminal rapper navigates the various challenges and levels of his life in his hometown in California.

The Vince Staples Show’s logline reads, “In the limited comedic series, Vince Staples navigates life as a kind of famous, kind of rich, kind of criminal (but not really) rapper. He’s constantly thrust into adventures while also figuring out how to appease his mother, girlfriend, and all those haters from his past who want a piece of him.”

The series takes viewers through five satircal tales. All inspired by Staples’s real life as an artist, writer, and director. Staples told Netflix the conept and storylines for the series come from “life.”

“Usually people pick, ‘this is a comedy or this is a drama’ [or] ‘this is serious, you can’t make it a joke.’ We lived in-between those moments, because that’s what life is. Sometimes things aren’t supposed to be funny but end up being hilarious. I just wanted to make sure I was showing the light sides of darkness and the dark sides of lightness,” Staples told Netflix Tudum.

Alongside Staples, the series stars Andrea Ellsworth as Deja, and Bell Calloway. Other cast members include Naté Jones, Arturo Castro, Scott MacArthur, Bryan Greenberg, and Myles Bullockas.

The official trailer for the series shows Vincent in the various conundrums of his life. Everything from being a part of a bank robbery to illegal drugs, trying to get bailed out of jail, and his relationship. You can also spot rapper Rick Ross with a lemon pepper wing.

The Vince Staples Show is now streaming on Netflix.

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Gabriela is a Senior TV and Movies Writer for Dexerto covering Netflix, Disney+, K-Dramas and everything in between. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Fordham, and was previously a TV Writer for Showbiz Cheatsheet and List Witer for Screenrant. You can contact Gabriela at gabriela.silva@dexerto.com