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Status Ain't Hood

Noname Is Spoken Word’s Last, Best Hope

Fatimah Warner wasn't a music person as a kid. In a recent FADER profile, we learn that she grew up with her grandparents and that…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2018 - 12:09 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Eminem Is So Mad That You Don’t Like Him Anymore

Picture it. You're getting into your late twenties, and you haven't done shit. You've been abused, knocked around, ignored. You've tried releasing music, but it…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2018 - 1:09 pm

Sounding Board

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

More Joey Purp stories

Joey Purp – “Aw Shit!” Video

A few months ago, the hungry young Chicago rapper Joey Purp released his QUARTERTHING album. That's an exciting record for a lot of reasons, and…
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2018 - 10:37 am

Chance The Rapper – “The Man Who Has Everything” & “My Own Thing” (Feat. Joey Purp)

Over the summer, there was a rumor that young Chicago royal Chance The Rapper was about to come out with a new album. That didn't…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2018 - 8:51 am

Watch Joey Purp & RZA Perform “Godbody Pt. 2″ On The Tonight Show

The young Chicago rapper Joey Purp is a human energy-bomb, an urgent and galvanizing live performer. Last night, he got a chance to show it.
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2018 - 9:38 am

Stream Joey Purp’s New Album QUARTERTHING

Joey Purp has long been the hardest, hungriest rapper to come out of Chicago's SaveMoney crew -- the loose collective that seems to encompass all…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2018 - 12:37 pm

Joey Purp – “Elastic”

We're about to witness the glorious return of the Chicago rap livewire Joey Purp, a product of the same SaveMoney crew that's also given us…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2018 - 11:19 am

KAMI & Smoko Ono – “Reboot” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Joey Purp)

The Chicago rap scene is heating up again! Earlier this decade, the group of kids who'd come up together, rapping on Chicago's after-school freestyle circuit,…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2018 - 8:57 am

Joey Purp – “Bag Talk” Video

Chicago rapper Joey Purp has announced a new project, QUARTERTHING, that'll be out in a couple weeks. The project was executive produced by Nate Fox,…
James Rettig | August 20, 2018 - 12:07 pm

Joey Purp – “March 12th”

Chicago rapper Joey Purp might be the hardest rapper ever to come out of that after-school freestyle-rap scene that also produced stars like Chance The…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2018 - 10:03 am

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 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