Joey Purp

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Watch Vic Mensa & Joey Purp’s Crazy Freestyle Session on Sway in the Morning

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Victor and Purple were recent guests on Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning, while in NYC on their tour stop. They dropped in for an in-depth interview, where they discuss a number of subjects, and Vic even brought a fan he’s helped through hard times on as a guest. Very dope.

Later in the interview, Joey and Vic went crazy in an epic back-and-forth freestyle, which left Sway stunned and impressed. They went brazy 2x. Watch the whole run down below.

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Towkio f/ Joey Purp – Playin’ Fair

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The summer of 2016 will forever be known as the summer of SaveMoney. Seriously. This collective is hitting harder as a unit than anyone else in the industry right now. The floodgates are open, and today Towkio throws his hat in the ring with “Playin’ Fair,” something brand new with his bredren Joey Purp on the feature.

They’re definitely not “Playin’ Fair,” and the proof is down bottom. It’s gonna be a hot summer — but you already knew that.

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Joey Purp Covers the Red Eye

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Mr. Purps is having a moment right now. Critics and fans alike are gushing about his recently released iiiDrops album, and his industry buzz and intrigue is at an all time high. He’s set to headline Metro on Friday night, and today he covered Chicago’s Red Eye. Covered in cake at that.

Read the full cover story right here, and be sure to tell your opps “Let them eat cake.”

Listening to “iiiDrops,” the great new mixtape from Joey Purp, it’s clear he can rap circles around just about anybody—even his Savemoney compatriots Vic Mensa, Towkio and Chance the Rapper. “I don’t want it to be lost that I rap better than a lot of people but I still also want to be known as an artist,” the 22-year-old Near West Side resident born Joseph Davis explainsduring his RedEye interview at the Billy Goat Tavern. With the project’s 11 fantastic tracks, it’s also totally obvious that this is also a wholly comprehensive artistic statement—his best work to date. “But, all that shit aside,” Purp laughs, “if you put us all in front of one microphone with a beat …”

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New Project: Joey Purp – iiiDrops

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August 4, 2012. That was the day Joey Purp’s last solo project, The Purple Tape dropped. It showed so much talent and potential, and I was immediately hooked. Enter iiiDrops, a solo shot that’s been four years in the making. Yeah, Joey took some time to record a few projects with Leather Cords, but he’s been carefully crafting iiiDrops along the way. Plotting. Perfecting. Planning.

Now is go time, and it’s been worth the wait. 13 brand new tracks featuring substance, punch, swagger and genius all rolled into one. Chance The Rapper, Mick Jenkins, Saba, theMIND, Vic Mensa all show up to feature, but it’s not even about the features on here — it’s about what Purple came to do — and that’s to prove he’s one of the iiillest in the game. The production is on point, and it’s one of the most unique sounding yet cohesive projects of 2016. He made it happen.

I’ll stop blabbing on that note. Get into iiiDrops below.

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