Born in Long Beach, California on July 2, 1993, Vince Staples grew up with divorced parents. He was the youngest of the children his mother had, while he had a brother through his father. With parents who couldn’t take care of him, one in jail often and the other away at work no matter the circumstances, he was often with his grandparents. When his grandmother and a good friend died, he began to get involved in heavy gang activity. He moved to Atlanta to try and get away from it, but was only there for eight months.