Vince Staples “Ramona Park Broke My Heart” Album Review

Ramona Park Broke My Heart

Vince Staples

  • Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Release Date: 2022-04-08
  • Explicitness: cleaned
  • Track Count: 16
  • Blacksmith Recordings/Motown Records; ℗ 2022 UMG Recordings, Inc.

American rapper Vince Staples is a man walking his own path and uninterested in much else – speaking of his Instagram life. In his music, though, especially his recently released “RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART” album, he shows that he’s amenable to influence. 

The album is one man’s show, drawing from personal experiences and the creative energy of others. But, as you’ll find out presently, the result is quite good and a reason to look further into the rapper’s creative orbit — beyond what was released. 

For now, of course, we’re taking a walk in the orbit of “RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART, ” and we urge you to tag along. 


Vince Staples opted for a complete project of 16 tracks. If that sound much to know, you may want to k ow that he delivered them all in under 41 minutes. So it wasn’t hurried, and this we consider a plus for an arris still on the way. 

The compilation begins on a wild note with a song dubbed “The Beach.” It plays for a little over one minute but sets the background for what follows — songs of orgasmic rap energy. 

Next are “Aye! (Free the Homies,” “DJ Quik,” “Magic with Mustard,” “Nameless,” “When Sparks Fly,” “East Point Prayer,” and “Slide,” ultimately leading to “The Blues.” It ends there. Forty-one minutes after. The pleasure doesn’t, however. You’ll most likely find yourself regurgitating the songs. Not bad. 

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Vince Staples might follow no one on Instagram (at the time of writing), but he sure has rappers he admires. So he picked some of them, creating a small army to deliver his message. 

He worked with Mustard, Lil Baby, and Ty Dolla $ign. The guests aren’t many, and that’s all good. Vince Staples wanted to be in charge, and he was throughout. The guests might be big names — probably more resonant than him — but Vince Staples leave no room for doubt that it’s his turf and those he worked with are merely his assistants. 

Key Songs

“RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART” album is a compilation of undeniable power, but some of the songs resonate with us more than the others. 

One such song sits somewhere in second place on the tracklist. “Aye! (Free the Homies)” is a song that rings eternal for believers in the letters of amity. Rock this song with your pals facing tribulations, and your relationships will not be the same. The song is powerful, the lyrics memorable — a splendid reason you might end up checking out the number multiple times. 

Another track that’s just hard to resist is “East Point Prayer.” Contrary to what the title might suggest, this is not some gospel shi, and you’re spared that soppy, proselytising twaddle that flies all over social media. 

Another song we’d happily add to our list is “Bang That” (track 13). This high-octane jam can get Kickstart your party in no time. So you may save it somewhere to begin your weekend with. 


NO Title Artist Time
1 THE BEACH Vince Staples 1:07
2 AYE! (FREE THE HOMIES) Vince Staples 3:05
3 DJ QUIK Vince Staples 2:20
4 MAGIC Vince Staples & Mustard 3:46
5 NAMELESS Vince Staples 0:48
6 WHEN SPARKS FLY Vince Staples 3:47
7 EAST POINT PRAYER Vince Staples & Lil Baby 3:37
8 SLIDE Vince Staples 2:18
9 PAPERCUTS Vince Staples 3:01
10 LEMONADE Vince Staples & Ty Dolla $ign 2:59
11 PLAYER WAYS Vince Staples 3:28
12 MAMA’S BOY Vince Staples 2:19
13 BANG THAT Vince Staples & Mustard 2:39
14 THE SPIRIT OF MONSTER KODY Vince Staples 0:45
15 ROSE STREET Vince Staples 2:33
16 THE BLUES Vince Staples 2:22


The message of this song is one man’s life and the many threads connecting it, some bright, some not. The past and the present are blended beautifully, creating a musical experience that just about anyone can relate to. 

Summing Up

Vince Staples is a rapper well worth the time. In his latest body of work, he deftly combines history and psychology, hope and faith into one luminous tapestry that’s as fascinating as can be.

Artists can and go. And even if Vince Staples should go right now, he wouldn’t have to worry about his legacy. His new album cannot break his heart. And that’s the fact. 


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Listeners Review

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By Jack loves it
Thank everyone I hope you have you have an awesome year old old friend thank love love ha

By Carl Crofton
fire as always.

By juanoboy
So good!

By alexandaaaaa
Loved his self titled album last year and to top that back to back with this masterpiece!? gonna be vibing to this album by the beach🔥🔥🔥

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