Hell Can Wait

Vince Staples - Hell Can Wait
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
User Score
Based on 488 ratings
2014 Ratings: #90
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
HipHopDX

Hell Can Wait is Vince Staples’ best short release to date and his true-to-form introduction as a Def Jam artist. It’s proof that he can improve for a new audience without compromising to reach them.

85
Pitchfork

Hell Can Wait is a debut for rapper Vince Staples, but it’s really a refinement, the end result of a years long search for the right producer. His jump to Def Jam is a case study in the enduring merit of good old-fashioned artist development.

85
Paste

In the end, despite its brevity—seven songs, 24 minutes—Hell Can Wait is a dense and rewarding EP from a rapper who is refreshingly serious about his craft.

80
XXL
Compared to his former body of works, Staples' progression shows in his growth of his songwriting, with every new song serving as another dark chapter into his life.
80
Exclaim!

Hell Can Wait succeeds as a reintroduction of sorts, showing Staples as a more focused and forward-moving artist who will surely outlive "them red roses."

70
AllMusic
Coming in at 24 minutes and with seven cuts on the track list, this is EP-sized and not long enough for the full artist picture, but that said, there's no filler, either.
70
The Needle Drop

West Coast rapper Vince Staples draws up some of his best singles yet on the Hell Can Wait EP.

theRoids
85
Very impressive EP, my personal introduction to Vince and suffice to say I was blown away.

Best Songs: Fire, Hands Up, Blue Suede, Limos, Feelin' The Love

Worst Songs: 65 Hunnid
ASAPbroccoli
80
Short and sweet, with awesome beats that complement Vince's flows. This EP was my first introduction to Vince, and his later projects would solidify him as one of my favorite artists.
PNGLIFT
83
Vince be one of the few rappers that makes club-themed bangers about police suppression so damn stankface inducing, especially with this EP. Vince's dark insight & slick flow & bars alike serves as a superb compliment to the experimental, yet reasonably accessible production. This EP overall brings Vince's capabilities to top form.

I'm still perplexed that those synths on Blue Suede makes up for such insane production.

FAVORITES: Hands Up - Blue Suede - Fire - Limos
FritoRio
65
It’s alright
MinatoArisato
60
A short burst of energy, Vince is incredibly raw here especially on that opening track which lives up to its name. Still, there isn't much of substance here and some of the very few tracks this EP has are just forgettable

Best Track: Fire
Worst Track: Limos
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Added on: October 7, 2014