Joey Purp

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

New Music: oddCouple – Liberation

The next man up from Chicago's parade of burgeoning talent is Milwaukee-born producer oddCouple, whose work incorporates the Windy City's soul and jazz legacies. After…
Brian Josephs / November 10, 2016

Watch Joey Purp and Chance the Rapper Cruise Through “Girls @” Video

Although Chance the Rapper's guest turn (and "SpottieOttieDopaliscious" shoutout) makes "Girls @" a standout, the rest of Joey Purp's iiiDrops is also well worth a listen. But "Girls @" is getting…
Brian Josephs / September 21, 2016

Joey Purp and Towkio Soundtrack a Basketball Game in ‘Playin Fair’ Video

"Playin Fair," the Joey Purp-assisted highlight off Chicago rhymer Towkio's Community Service 2! EP, now has the video treatment. Young adults who've grown up in urban communities are…
Brian Josephs / August 9, 2016

Review: Chicago Wunderkind Joey Purp Is Clear-iii’d as Ever on ‘iiiDrops’

The importance of perspective in a hip-hop album can’t be understated. Kendrick Lamar’s records are informed by the civil rights struggle, Kurupt, and Lil Wayne, but…
Brian Josephs / June 7, 2016

Joey Purp Calls in a Chance the Rapper Verse for Flirtatious ‘Girls @’

Chance the Rapper's gospel and Kanye West's daytime talk show sermons have put Chicago at the center of the conversation again. So, now is a pretty…
Brian Josephs / May 19, 2016