Watch Vince Staples Perform 'Birds & Bees' At SXSW This depiction of desperation was as somber as Staples sounded all night.

SXSW Music Festival

Vince Staples, 'Birds & Bees' (Live At SXSW 2016)

"They found another dead body in the alleyway," goes the refrain of "Birds & Bees," a depiction of desperation and a document of its horrifying results. Vince Staples performed the song, from Summertime '06, on stage at Stubb's BBQ during SXSW 2016.

Watch the entire set here, or check out individual songs in the set list below.

Set List


Producers: Saidah Blount, Mito Habe-Evans, Otis Hart; Technical Director: Josh Rogosin; Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Videographers: Nickolai Hammar, Katie Hayes Luke, Cameron Robert, A.J. Wilhelm, Lizzie Chen; Editor: Cameron Robert; Audio: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile; Assistant Audio Engineer: Loretta Rae; Production Assistants: Erin Conlon, Nathan Gaar; Special Thanks: SXSW, Stubb's BBQ; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann.

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