Joey Purp

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Joey Purp
Birth name Joey Davis
Born (1993-08-03) August 3, 1993 (age 25)[1]
Chicago, Illinois
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2012–present
Associated acts Leather Corduroys, Savemoney
Website purp.international

Joey Davis[2] (born August 3, 1993[1]), better known by his stage name Joey Purp, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois.[3] He is one half of Leather Corduroys.[4] He is one of the founding members of Savemoney.[5]

Early life[edit]

Joey Purp grew up bouncing between various neighborhoods of Chicago, ranging from Wrigleyville to Humboldt Park.[6] His father ran a restaurant and his mother managed thrift stores.[7] He attended Whitney Young High School, where he realized that he had a talent for freestyle rapping.[7] In his senior year, he dropped out of high school.[8] He worked and interned at LDRS 1354, a streetwear store at Wicker Park.[9]

Career[edit]

In 2012, Joey Purp released his first mixtape, The Purple Tape.[7] In 2016, he released a mixtape, iiiDrops.[10] Tentatively titled Eyedrops,[11] it featured contributions from Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa, among others.[12] It was listed by Pitchfork as the "Best New Music".[13]

In 2018, Joey Purp released his debut studio album, Quarterthing.[14] It included guest appearances from GZA and RZA, among others.[15]

Style and influences[edit]

Joey Purp grew up listening to Wu-Tang Clan, Sex Pistols, The Casualties, The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Dipset, and Lil Wayne.[16] In a 2014 interview, he stated that his early recordings were heavily inspired by Currensy.[16]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Quarterthing (2018)

Mixtapes[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Don't Stop" (2014)
  • "Morgan Freeman" (2015)
  • "Run It Up" (2015)
  • "Performance Art Freestyle" (2016)
  • "Girls @" (2016)[17]

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joey Purp (August 3, 2014). "365 days ago I turned 20 in jail". Twitter. Retrieved September 8, 2018. 
  2. ^ Wilkins, Ernest (January 22, 2015). "Leather Corduroys keep it tight and loose all at once". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ Terry, Josh (May 27, 2016). "Joey Purp's great mixtape 'iiiDrops' is worth the 3-year wait". RedEye. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ Mench, Chris (June 2, 2016). "Get to Know Joey Purp, the Laid-Back Astrologist in Chicago's SaveMoney Crew". Complex. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ Hill, John (May 27, 2016). "Joey Purp Drops His Proud, Triumphant Mixtape 'iiiDrops'". Vice. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ Julious, Britt (June 3, 2016). "Joey Purp and the Responsible Party". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c Kot, Greg (June 2, 2016). "Joey Purp is a man of many musical neighborhoods". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ Kramer, Kyle (June 1, 2016). "This Feels Crazy, Yeah This Feels Different: Joey Purp's Moment of Clarity". Vice. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ Galil, Leor (May 25, 2016). "How Chicago made Joey Purp". Chicago Reader. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ Geslani, Michelle (May 28, 2016). "Stream: Joey Purp's new mixtape iiiDrops". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  11. ^ Coleman II, C. Vernon (May 30, 2016). "Joey Purp Releases 'iiiDrops' LP". XXL. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  12. ^ Johnson, Cherise (May 27, 2016). "Joey Purp Enlists Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa For "iiiDrops" Mixtape". HipHopDX. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  13. ^ Ex, Kris (June 3, 2016). "Joey Purp: iiiDrops". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  14. ^ Bowenbank, Starr (September 6, 2018). "Joey Purp Partners With Caroline for 'QUARTERTHING' Debut Album Release". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2018. 
  15. ^ Ivey, Justin (September 6, 2018). "Joey Purp Returns With "QUARTERTHING" Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved September 8, 2018. 
  16. ^ a b Diep, Eric (June 4, 2014). "The Break Presents: Joey Purp". XXL. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  17. ^ Gordan, Jeremy (May 19, 2016). "Listen to Chance the Rapper and Joey Purp's New Track "Girls @"". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  18. ^ Dharmic X (October 1, 2013). "Mixtape: Vic Mensa "Innanetape"". Complex. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  19. ^ Shussain (November 20, 2014). "Thelonious Martins Drops "Purp Interlude" and Tracklist for "Wünderkid"". The Source. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  20. ^ Elliott, James (May 29, 2015). "Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Release "Surf" Featuring Chance The Rapper". Complex. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  21. ^ Thompson, Paul (October 27, 2015). "Listen to Two Fresh Feat. Joey Purp and Vic Mensa, "Still Got It"". XXL. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  22. ^ Goldbaum, Zach (May 3, 2016). "Premiere: Sterling Hayes Begins the SaveMoney Summer Offensive with ' Antidepressant'". Noisey. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  23. ^ Breihan, Tom (June 29, 2016). "Thelonious Martin – "Bomaye" (Feat. Joey Purp)". Stereogum. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  24. ^ Mench, Chris (July 8, 2016). "Stream Towkio's New EP 'Community Service 2' f/ Vic Mensa and Joey Purp". Complex. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  25. ^ Madden, Sidney (November 2, 2016). "OddCouple's 'Liberation' Album Features Joey Purp, Kweku Collins and Mick Jenkins". XXL. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  26. ^ Robinson, Collin (January 12, 2017). "Phantogram – "You Don't Get Me High Anymore (A-Trak Remix)" (Feat. Joey Purp)". Stereogum. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  27. ^ Borders, Lindsey (March 7, 2017). "ZZ Ward shares new single, 'The Deep,' featuring Joey Purp". AXS. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  28. ^ Berry, Peter A. (May 2, 2017). "Stream Kami's 'Just Like the Movies' Album". XXL. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  29. ^ Preezy (August 1, 2017). "20 of the Best Lyrics From Vic Mensa's 'The Autobiography' Album". XXL. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
  30. ^ Kim, Michelle (September 9, 2017). "TOKiMONSTA, Isaiah Rashad, Joey Purp, and Ambré Team for New Song "No Way": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
  31. ^ Geslani, Michelle (September 22, 2017). "Knox Fortune releases debut album Paradise: Stream/download". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 7, 2017. 
  32. ^ Bein, Kat (March 8, 2018). "Louis the Child Shares Joey Purp Collab 'Shake Something,' Talks Debut Album: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 

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