Producer/DJ TOKiMONSTA is gearing up to release a new album called Lune Rouge, and “No Way” is a great way to pique interest for what’s to come. Joey Purp, Ambré, and Isaiah Rashad provide some solid guest contributions. Lune Rouge releases on October 6th. Stream “No Way” below, and pre-order Lune Rounge via iTunes.
Electro-pop duo Phantogram already has strong ties to hip hop royalty. Today A-Trak grabs Chicago-based spitter Joey Purp to remix “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” The electronic vibe is heavy, allowing Joey to flex his versatility and ability to rhyme over any beat. Have an afternoon pick me up. Stream the “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” . . .
Joey Purp‘s video for “Girls @” is as fun, nonchalant and generally cool as the song itself. Featuring Joey rapping from the backseat, and Chance The Rapper delivering his verse on the hood of a car, the video is unsurprisingly full of beautiful women. Joey, Chance, and company get plenty of camera time, but the . . .
“Murder rate higher than Dr. J’s socks” Vic Mensa and Joey Purp both have plenty of charisma and intensity on tap whenever they step into the booth, so it should come as no surprise that they both come hard on “773 Freestyle.” The two Chicagoan emcees are on point for the duration of the newly . . .
Fellow Chicagoan spitters Vic Mensa and Joey Purp traded rhymes during the freestyle segment of the most recent Sway In The Morning freestyle session. Both Vic and Joey let loose some impressive verses. Watch Vic Mensa and Joey Purp’s Sway In The Morning freestyle below. Skip to 35:35 to watch the freestyle.
Fellow Chicagoans Thelonious Martin and Joey Purp team up for “Bomaye,” a brand new Adult Swim single featuring a prominent soul sample and a triumphant vibe. The song has two parts, the latter of which takes on a darker, more aggressive tone. If you haven’t heard Joey’s iiiDrops project, definitely check that out. Stream “Bomaye” . . .
We ain’t playin fair. Towkio and Joey Purp have been linked together for quite some time now as members of SAVEMONEY, so it should come as no surprise that they’re linking up again for a new summertime anthem called “Playin Fair.” With an absolutely chant-ready chorus and dynamic verses over frenetic, percussion-centered production, this joint . . .
Evidence of Chance The Rapper beef aside, Vic Mensa stands poised to make a big impact following the release of his revealing There’s A Lot Going On project. Vic will be hitting the road starting on July 21st in Atlanta, and concluding on August 5th in San Francisco. The Roc Nation signee will also be . . .
The “up and coming” lane in Chicago hip-hop is a crowded one, but Joey Purp has paved his own way with his campaign as of late, which culminates with today’s release, his iiiDrops mixtape. Spearheaded by the success of “Girls,” which features a guest verse from Chance The Rapper, this project showcases Joey’s versatility as an . . .
Joey Purp and Chance The Rapper might have a hit on their hands. On “Girls @,” the two profess their love for women of all types, backed by catchy percussion-driven instrumentation from Knox Fortune. I can hear this getting heavy play all summer. Stream “Girls @” below.
“They say we different. They say we different. They say we changed. They say a lot, when they see us they never say a thing.” Joey Purp dominates “Photobooth.” The instrumental, which centers around a saxophone loop, is grating and forceful to the point that it might overwhelm a less assertive emcee, but the Chicago . . .
Joey Purp has been rapping like his life depended on it for years, and soulful Thelonious Martin only adds to the weight of his words on “Cornerstore.” Fellow Chicago native Saba is equally charged up on his guest verse. Look for more information about his forthcoming iiiDrops project in the near future, and stream “Cornerstore” below. Cornerstore . . .
Joey Purp snaps again on his latest release, “Run It Up.” He starts off slow and quickly ratchets the intensity up over steady, pulsating production. The Chicago native confidently asserts himself and never looks back. Stream “Run It Up” below.
Chicagoans Sterling Hayes and Joey Purp play no games on “Father’s Son.” This dark, menacing track is filled to the brim with palpable aggression. Look for Sterling’s BIGshorty EP to drop some time this year. Stream “Father’s Son” below. (FakeShoreDrive)
It’s well known that Chicago is a borderline war zone in certain areas. The violence doesn’t seem close to being over. Chitown spitter Joey Purp paints vivid pictures of his experiences in his hometown with “Don’t Stop.” The song’s aggressive, graphic content and foreboding ambience contrast with the video, which features footage of Joey on . . .