Joey Purp

Chicago

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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Joey Purp f/ Chance The Rapper – Girls

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Produced by Knox Fortune

A few weeks back, I caught an early listen of Purp’s LONG AWAITED AND LONG DELAYED (you see how I screamed that?) iiiDrops project. The result? It’s really great. Better than I expected, and I expected a lot. That said, my early favorite was without a doubt “Girls.” It’s the second song, and I couldn’t get past it. I listened, then I listened again. Then listened a third time. You know where I’m going with this. In fact, I even tweeted about it a few weeks back. Check the timeline, I’ve got receipts.

But it appears the version I heard wasn’t the final one, as Chance The Rapper appears on the official version that JUST surfaced. The results? Even mo fire. Knox Fortune, who is absolutely popping after his Coloring Book appearance handled the beat. It’s nothing short of amazing. It took me to a place I hadn’t been in a while, and that’s saying a lot.

Listen to it below AND check out the official track listing and production credits for iiiDrops. A true double header today. Where the girls at?

iiiDrops finally drops May 27th

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Joey Purp f/ Saba & theMIND – Cornerstore

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Produced by Thelonious Martin. Additional production by Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, J.P Floyd, and Knox Fortune.

The wait for Joey Purp’s iiiDrops project is almost over. Today, Purple gives everyone the first official single from the long-awaited project — “Cornerstore” featuring Saba and theMIND.

Purp snapped with this one. Excited for iiiDrops yet? We certainly are. No word on when exactly we’ll be able to hear iiiDrops, but our guess would be sometime before or after iiiDrops Live at Metro on May 27th. In the mean time, hit the “Cornerstore” with Purp, Saba and theMIND below.

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