By Casey Tomchek

Hip-hop artist Vince Staples stopped by Washington D.C. on Friday, February 22 for his first of two nights at the 9:30 Club. (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)


The Compton-born rapper is touring the U.S. to support his third studio album “FM!” which was released last November. (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)


The stage design for Staples’s “Smile, You’re on Camera” tour featured a screen playing a live video feed of the rapper and crowd throughout the show. (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)


Vince Staples performs to a sold out crowd at the 9:30 Club. (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)


The setlist included crowd favorites like “Norf Norf,” “Big Fish,” and “Yeah Right.” (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)


In lieu of an encore, Staples closed the show with footage from the late Mac Miller’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert performance. (Casey Tomchek/The Writer’s Bloc)



















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Casey Tomchek is a senior journalism and English double major and can be reached at 

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