Australian Tour October 2019
While being a new name on a global scale, Joey Purp is no stranger to his home city of Chicago. The versatile lyricist earned local fame by way of two releases as part of rap duo, Leather Corduroys, within the SaveMoney collective alongside fellow members Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, and Kami, whose projects also featured Joey. This notoriety yielded a 2015 performance on Comedy Central’s Why? with Hannibal Burress.
However, it was his 2016 project iiiDrops that skyrocketed him into the spotlight. With singles “Cornerstore”, “Photobooth” and “Girls @” providing the momentum for a highly anticipated release, iiiDrops was received as one of the year’s best endeavours in hip-hop by critics and fans alike, accumulating rave reviews, including an 8.2 from Pitchfork, earning Best New Album, a 3.5/5 from Rolling Stone, as well as landing on Esquire‘s and Complex’s Best Albums of 2016 lists and more.
Purp’s latest project, QUARTERTHING released on Sept 7th features Rayvn Lenae, The RZA, The GZA among others with production from longtime collaborator Knox Fortune, Smoko Ono, Thelonious Martin, Nez & Rio, DJ Khalil and more. Executive produced by Nate Fox, Nico Segal and Peter Cottontale, QUARTERTHING once again put Young Purple within the upper echelon of Chicago and the US’s hip hop scene. Pitchfork named QUARTERTHING best new album with a 8.3 rating, along with receiving stellar reviews from High Snobiety, New York Magazine, and DJ Booth.
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