As far as supremely talented Los Angeles rappers/producers go, Vince Staples and Michael Uzowuru have flown low over the past few years, opting to to their music speak for itself instead of relying on absurdist antics. Vaguely Odd Future affiliated, the duo makes struggle rap that belies their location in sunny CA. Staples is still not the most polished MC, still engaging in juvenile rape talk and the like, but his monotone flow and come up lyrics reflect contemporary Los Angeles to a T. That Uzowuru’s production sounds distinctly un-LA makes Staples that much more effective. Winter In Prague is a bare bones approach to hip hop that puts the listener in a small room with Staples and Uzowuru. The tape doesn’t feel personal in the sense that Staples is speaking to you (like say Main Attrakionz), more than his raps are so eminently relatable. If you’re willing to take a step back from the hype and overblown production, indulge in Winters In Prague for the next 25 minutes. Stream below and head here to download the whole tape (and here to grab the instrumentals).