Tag: Joey Purp
Photos courtesy of Hank Pearl of Black Pearl Photo
First off, a major thank you to all of the fans, friends, readers and supporters who came out to the show last Thursday night at Reggie’s. On behalf of FSD and the good folks at Red Bull Sound Select, we truly appreciate your support. We strive to bring you the freshest and most innovative events, and to give you an experience that’s more than just a “concert.” We support local talent, and this event absolutely proved that.
We apologize to the 100 or so people who couldn’t get in, and to anyone who had to spend a lot of time waiting in line in the cold. Be sure to get there early next go round.
The show was a huge success, as Sound Select artists Mick Jenkins, Saba and Leather Corduroys (Joey Purp & Kami De Chukwu) all brought their A-game and definitely caught some new ears if concertgoers weren’t already aware. The energy was on 10 throughout the evening and each set, so by the time Ty took the stage the place was about to erupt. Ty came through and brought out some big guns including Lupe Fiasco, Spenzo and Fredo Santana. Ty invited more than a few ladies to the stage, dousing them in rose pedals, and even tossing some big bills in the audience. It truly was a sight to see.
If you happened to miss the show, or just want a refresher course, you can hit the jump to check out the flicks. Thanks again everyone.
Produced by iLLeeT.
They say good things come to those who wait and we’ve been waiting on new music from Leather Cords for a while now. Before hitting the stage at Reggie’s tomorrow for our latest show with Red Bull Sound Select, Kami de Chukwu and Joey Purp serve up “Dat Strong”. This joint’s strong, indeed.
Joey and Kami will be performing live alongside Saba, Mick Jenkins and Ty Dolla $ign at Reggie’s tomorrow night, powered by FSD and RBSS. Do yourself a favor and RSVP for $3 tickets right here — it definitely won’t be a show to miss.
FSD & Red Bull Sound Select Present: Ty Dolla $ign, Leather Corduroys, Mick Jenkins & Saba @ Reggie’s March 6th
Artwork by Hebru Brantley
The last time you saw us was all of the way back in September 2013, and a full six months later we can finally say: “Hi haters, we’re back off hiatus.” Red Bull Sound Select and Fake Shore Drive return for the 2014. New year, new artists, new headliners. I don’t need to spend too much time going through the FSD & RBSS resume, so let’s keep it simple by running down a few of the acts we brought you last year: Master P, Gunplay, Mannie Fresh, Freddie Gibbs, Chance The Rapper, Lucki Eck$, The SaveMoney Army, Lil Herb & Lil Bibby, Spenzo, Tree, Tink, Sasha Go Hard, ZMoney, ShowYouSuck, The Cool Kids, Giftz and L.E.P Bogus Boys.
We’re kicking off 2014 with some fresh faces who happen to be a few of the hottest new acts in the city. The duo of Leather Corduroys consists of Joey Purp and Kami De Chukwu, who are poised to have a massive 2014 with their highly-anticipated collaborative debut. This will be their first ever full set as a duo.
Mick Jenkins is rapidly rising as one of Chicago’s most buzzed about artists, with his thought-provoking and sometimes revolutionary message, Mick’s Sound Select debut is sure to be an exciting one. His imagery is vivid, so be prepared to watch him bring it to life on 3/6.
Rounding out the lineup is Saba, who broke through in 2013 as a solo artist and as a member of the Pivot Gang collective. His status is quickly rising as not only an emcee, but also as a sought after producer, and he’s already making a name for himself thanks to his energetic live sets.
For the headlining spot, we’ve secured red hot Californian, Ty Dolla $ign, for his first-ever solo set in the City of Wind. Fresh off the release of his Atlantic Records-backed, Beach House EP (which features Twista, Fredo Santana and Young Chop), Ty will bring his unique brand of West Coast soul to Reggie’s. His current smash, “Paranoid,” is burning down the charts and the clubs, so expect him to do the same on March 6th in front of a live audience.
As always, Dave Jeff will be handling hosting duties, while DBM brothers, Vic Lloyd and Joe Freshgoods handle the turntables And like we always do about this time, the first 100 people through the door will receive a poster-size print of the Hebru Brantley artwork you see above.
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Location: Reggie’s Rock Club
2105 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Headliner: Ty Dolla $ign
Sound Select Roster:
Leather Corduroys [Joey Purp + Kami De Chukwu]
Host: Dave Jeff
DJ: Vic Lloyd & Joe Freshgoods
Tickets are only $3 right now if you RSVP at the Red Bull Sound Select site. Tickets will be $3 at the door the night of the show until 9:30pm. After 9:30p the ticket prices will jump to $10, so be sure to get there early. We highly suggest you grab your tickets now because our last show sold out by 10pm, and trust this is one you won’t want to miss. Don’t procrastinate, just RSVP and make that purchase.
Directed by Verluxe. Produced by Stix & Thelonious Martin.
Kami & Joey, better known as the duo of Leather Chords, finally give us the video for “Still Alive,” the superb collaboration from Kami’s 2012 album, Light. Purp and De Chukwu are currently hard at work on their collabo album, Leather Chords, which will hopefully touch down at some point in first quarter 2014, so keep an open eye on that. Oh yeah, the last minute of this song? >>>
Today, they premiere the “Still Alive” video with Noisey, and give them some background on the clip to boot:
Savemoney, the crew at the forefront of Chicago hip hop for 2014, delivers their video STILL ALIVE, an anthem featuring members Joey Purp and Kami de Chukwu (Leather Corduroys) along with appearances by Vic Mensa, Chance The Rapper, Tokyo Shawn, Caleb James, Dally Auston, Brian Fresco and producers Thelonius Martin and Stix (Greg Landfair Jr). Originally set for release in 2013, the video directed by Chicago’s own Verluxe was forced to shut down production after members were robbed at gun point during the shoot. As their schedules became increasingly difficult to coordinate due tour plans and recording sessions, the video was put on hold. Recently, the crew got together in Chicago to finish the video and prove that they’re STILL ALIVE
Shot and chopped by Verluxe. Produced by Vic Mensa and Cam Osteen.
SaveMoney celebrates the holiday with some Christmas raps courtesy of Joey Purp, Kami de Chukwu, Tokyo Shawn and Vic Mensa. Nothing wrong with a few gift wrapped bars to go along with your eggnog and holiday dinner. We need that SaveMoney Christmas album next year, though.
Words by Elyssa Czynski (@czynskers)
A “left hook” from SaveMoney rappers, Kami de Chukwu and Joey Purp, leaves us intrigued. Their collaborative project, Leather Corduroys, is highly anticipated, but they don’t want to tell anyone about it.
Chukwu and Purp used Leather Cords to do whatever they wanted, riding on their talents to create something unpredictable. “The whole project, figuratively, is us sitting next to somebody and elbowing them a little bit,” explained Purp.
When asked if he could describe what the Leather Corduroys sounds like, Joey Purp responded with a smile, “No, I’m sorry.”
Video by Pursuit of Dopeness
Last night, the ever-popular Vic Mensa played for a sold out crowd at Chicago’s Reggie’s Rock Club. Some of the highlights of the evening included Vic bringing out Rockie Fresh for “Time Is Money,” and Joey Purp for “Fear & Doubt.” Later in the evening, Vic even covered one of Lupe Fiasco’s biggest records, “Daydreamin,” Looked like a dope show.
Hit the jump to see Vic and Joey Purp do “Fear & Doubt,” and Vic’s Lu cover.
Producers THEMPeople recruit Via Rosa, Tokyo Shawn and Leather Cords for the first drop from their forthcoming project, Smokebreaks 4. The end result? This dope joint you can check out below.
Nico even shows up to play a trumpet. A true SaveMoney tsunami. Smokebreaks 4 coming soon.
Directed by Verluxe. Produced by Caleb James.
One of my absolute favorite records of the year finally gets the visual it has long needed. Tokyo Shawn and Joey Purp’s damn near perfect “World Turning,” which was produced by Caleb James, is a record that you should stop what you’re doing and listen to immediately if you haven’t already.
The Erykah Badu-sampled work of art needed a vivid video to bring the record to life, and the Verluxe ladies more than delivered here. You’re gonna need to step up your wardrobe budget after pressing play. Tokyo Shawn’s Wave Theory is due out some time in the near future. SaveMoney, y’all.
Related: The Best of Joey Purp [Mixtape]
Artwork by Ty Kidd
You’ve heard the ‘FSD Presents…Best Of’ tapes we’ve put together for Lil Herb & Lil Bibby, SaveMoney and King Louie, and today we return with our latest installment, chronicling the career of Joey Purp. To quote Beanie Sigel: “I got the best of out and y’all ain’t heard shit yet.” Okay, so you’ve heard from Joey, as he does have one official project under his belt, 2012′s The Purple Tape. The tape was stellar, but Joey was relatively unknown at the time, so you’re forgiven if it flew under your radar.
Over the course of the past year, Joey’s profile has risen significantly. His songs have gotten sharper. His rhymes more complex. Solo efforts like “Don’t Stop,” and “World Turning” were a smack in the face and a pound of smelling salt for anyone napping on Young Purple. He stole the show on his guest appearances on Vic Mensa and Caleb James’ projects, more specifically the high powered 16 on “Fear & Doubt.” All evidence that Purp is one of the best contenders in the city of Chicago.
Joey drops loose joints sporadically, but we felt it was our civic duty to package these records together for your listening pleasure. We handle the heavy lifting for you. Joey’s next project is sure to be his breakthrough to the masses, but until we get that you get this: The Best Of Joey Purp.
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