I had high hopes for Vince Staples’ upcoming mixtape Shyne Goldchain Vol. 1, but holy bajeezus; if he keeps coming through with these consistently amazing verses and beats this mixtape might be even better than I had hoped. On this track, Vince makes the wise decision of once again hooking up with Michael Uzowuru for the beat, and Uzowuru pulled through. The beat for “Gold Chain Ricky” is cinematic, dramatic, gritty, and unique all at the same time. For anyone who thought that Vince was a nobody who was just lucky enough to have recorded a track with Earl before Odd Future blew up; listen to this because I’ve had it on repeat since my first listen.