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Joey Purp And Jamila Woods Show How Deep Chicago Rolls At Pitchfork Fest

"We still alive, Chicago?" Joey Purp came back to that refrain over and over again throughout his set Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival's Blue Stage.
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2017 - 12:35 pm

2016 In Review

The 25 Best Rap Verses Of 2016

Nas proclaimed Hip Hop Is Dead 10 years ago. He had to raise the stakes on the album with a grandiose title and statement to…
Collin Robinson | December 8, 2016 - 12:07 pm

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

More Joey Purp stories

Watch Whitney Perform With Joey Purp At Lollapalooza

Chicago rolls deep. Supremely chill Chicago rockers played Lollapalooza at Grant Park yesterday, and they brought a friend along. Joey Purp, one of the leading…
Peter Helman | August 5, 2017 - 5:05 pm

Phantogram – “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (A-Trak Remix)” (Feat. Joey Purp)

"You Don't Get Me High Anymore," the standout first single from Phantogram's Three, has got a lot of mileage on it. The duo broke down
Collin Robinson | January 12, 2017 - 1:21 pm

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

The larger societal events of the past year had an interesting effect on rap music. Even more than usual, black Americans had to insist, as…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2016 - 10:25 am

Joey Purp – “Girls @” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) Video

Chicago is absolutely exploding with restless young rap talent right now, and the hard-but-joyous Joey Purp is one of its leading lights. Earlier this year,…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2016 - 10:14 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I'm on vacation this week. And yet I'm still taking time away from throwing my kids into waves so that I can watch way too…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2016 - 12:04 pm

Towkio – “Playin Fair” (Feat. Joey Purp) Video (Feat. Vic Mensa)

Towkio dropped his most eclectic and expansive project yet with the Community Service 2 EP. One of the standout tracks was the Joey Purp-assisted "Playin
Collin Robinson | August 9, 2016 - 2:28 pm

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Can You Say Chi City? Chance The Rapper & Family Turning Chi-Raq Back Into Chicago

The first time anyone heard the term "Chiraq" was when Chicago drill rapper King L (then King Louie) dubbed his hometown Chiraq, Drillinois in 2009.
Collin Robinson | July 25, 2016 - 10:05 am

Status Ain't Hood

Meet Logic, Your New J. Cole

Last November, The Incredible True Story, the second official album from the Maryland rapper Logic, sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week and…
Tom Breihan | July 6, 2016 - 11:22 am

Towkio – “Tear Drop”

Savemoney is a versatile Chicago clique still steadily on the rise with the undeniable, jubilant ascension of Chance The Rapper, a maturing Vic Mensa, and…
Collin Robinson | June 30, 2016 - 2:01 pm

Thelonious Martin – “Bomaye” (Feat. Joey Purp)

This summer's edition of the Adult Swim Singles Series is really moving now, and this week's song might be the best one in the series…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2016 - 11:28 am

Status Ain't Hood

YG Made A Paranoid Street-Rap Masterpiece

Two years ago, YG made a better album than anyone thought possible. Before My Krazy Life, YG was a solid, unexceptional Compton street-rapper who was…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2016 - 10:31 am

Towkio – “Playin Fair” (Feat. Joey Purp)

Towkio and Joey Purp are two of the promising young rappers coming out of Chicago right now. They're both parts of the Savemoney crew, and…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Gucci Mane Is Back, And Rappers Should Be Afraid

"This world has not reformed." That was Bill Bratton, the commissioner of the New York Police Department, talking about rap music last week. He doesn't…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2016 - 10:51 am
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