Tag: Joey Purp

C-Sick f/ Joey Purp – Man Now

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

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C-Sick and Purple have both had a solid week online. Very productive. Critically acclaimed even. Well, the producer and emcee join forces yet again to craft “Man Now,” which shall appear on Columbia College’s AEMMP Records’ La Collection project which will drop later this year. C-Sick is producing the project in full, so you can expect amazing things.

It’s no secret that Purp and Sick are two of the Chi’s brightest minds, so listen to them illuminate below. These two need to work more often.

New EP: Leather Corduroys – Porno Music Vol. II: TSFR

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The highly anticipated EP from Kami de Chukwu and Joey Purple, collectively known as Leather Corduroys, has finally hit the e-streets. Apparently, the EP has been released a little earlier than expected thanks to none other than Chance The Rapper (or whoever operates his ChanceRaps account) via Reddit. Pretty interesting, but we’ll take it.

Glad this didn’t turn out to be an April Fools’ Day joke. Or did it? Either way, hit the jump to stream and download.

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Leather Corduroys Release Cover Art, Title & Track List For New EP

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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I’ll keep it 100% with you, I’ve been waiting on this project since Joey Purp and Kami De Chukwu first announced it like six months back. Six months? To be honest, it could be longer than that. Maybe they announced it last summer? Either way, it was a long ass time ago, I’m ready for it to officially drop.

Leather Chords. The group within the the group. The Rae and Ghost of the SaveMoney collective. Two emcees with bizarre and eccentric tastes, complete with next level rhyming capabilities, coming together to spread their seeds throughout the atmosphere. Both artists put their solo endeavors on the back burner to complete this project, so it’s destined to be one of the sharpest collections of the year.

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Saint Alfred Unveils “Windy City Tribe” Collab w/ Stussy

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

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With Joey Purp handling modeling duties, Chicago boutique extraordinaire, Saint Alfred, just unleashed pictures of their new “Windy City Tribe” collaboration with Stussy. The verdict? En fuego. Here are the details if you’re itching to purchase:

Saint Alfred and Stussy proudly present the “Windy City Tribe” collection. Releasing tomorrow Friday March 28th at 11:30am Central Time in-store and 12pm Central Time in our web store. It’ll also be available online at www.stussy.com, select Stussy chapter stores and at our brother store Kicks/Hi on Saturday March 29th.

Check out more pics of Joseph modeling the line below, and be sure to order the goods here. Now we’re waiting on that Treated x Stussy collab.

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Pics: FSD & RBSS Present: Ty Dolla $ign, Leather Corduroys, Mick Jenkins & Saba @ Reggie’s

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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.

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Leather Corduroys – Dat Strong

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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

Doors: 8pm

Age: 17+

Headliner: Ty Dolla $ign

Sound Select Roster:
Leather Corduroys [Joey Purp + Kami De Chukwu]
Mick Jenkins
Saba

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.

RSVP FOR TICKETS HERE

Video: Kami De Chukwu x Joey Purp – Still Alive

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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

Video: Joey Purp, Kami de Chukwu, Tokyo Shawn & Vic Mensa – SaveMoney Christmas

| December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

FSD Feature: Leather Corduroys: Kami de Chukwu & Joey Purp Get Ex-pants-ive

| December 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 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.”

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