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Joey Purp - Cornerstore ft. Saba & theMIND

Joey Purp – Cornerstore ft. Saba & theMIND

To say I’ve been itching to hear Joey Purp‘s upcoming project, iiiDrops, would be a complete understatement. Today, we received a taste – a new single called “Cornerstone.” Purp came correct with “Cornerstone” by enlisting Saba and theMIND for guest features, along with production from Thelonious Martin, Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale and Knox Fortune. Check out the track below, and keep an eye out for iiiDrops!
Joey Purp - Morgan Freeman

Joey Purp – Morgan Freeman

SAVEMONEY’s own Joey Purp dropped a new track last week, titled “Morgan Freeman.” After hearing it a couple of times in a row, it’s a certified banger with the hook that is not going to leave your head. Check out the track below!
Leather Corduroys - Season (Album)

Leather Corduroys – Season (Album)

After giving fans an EP early last year, the Leather Corduroys duo made up of Savemoney’s Joey Purp and Kami de Chukwu start 2015 strong and deliver a full length project with Season. The 14-track tape includes features from Chance the Rapper, Knox Fortune, as well as production from The Internet, Thelonious Martin, and even...
Thelonious Martin - Wünderkid (Album)

Thelonious Martin – Wünderkid (Album)

One of the brightest stars on Chicago’s producer scene is, without question, Thelonious Martin. Previous credits for Thelo include collaborations with everyone from Savemoney and Vic Mensa to Action Bronson, but today, we get his masterpiece Wünderkid. Featuring huge names like Ab-Soul, Mac Miller, and Curren$y, along with unsung heroes like Michael Christmas and Joey Purp, you can expect pretty much...
Thelonious Martin - Purp Interlude ft. Joey Purp

Thelonious Martin – Purp Interlude ft. Joey Purp

Chicago producer Thelonious Martin has been around for a while. Whether it be producing loosies for Chance, Vic, and the rest of Savemoney, or curating and producing his own album, Thelonious is a master at his craft. Today, he has announced the much-awaited release date for his debut, entitled Wünderkid. This new album will feature the likes...
Leather Corduroys - Porno Music Vol. II EP

Leather Corduroys – Porno Music Vol. II EP

Save Money emcees Joey Purp and Kami de Chukwu are terrific on their own, but whenever they link up to form the Leather Corduroys, they cook up some truly special music together. The Chicago natives brought in the month of April by sharing their new EP Porno Music Vol. II. The cover art boldly claims that...
Kami de Chukwu & Joey Purp - Still Alive (Video)

Kami de Chukwu & Joey Purp – Still Alive (Video)

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Chicago Savemoney-affiliated rap-smiths Kami de Chukwu and Joey Purp. I was beginning to wonder whether anything was even coming next from the two young talents, and while it would be nice to get some specific details on an upcoming project, I’ll settle for a new video...
Tokyo Shawn - World Turning ft. Joey Purp (Video)

Tokyo Shawn – World Turning ft. Joey Purp (Video)

Yes, the ascent of Savemoney has been marked by the monumental explosion of Chance The Rapper and the subsequent (less emphatic) explosion of Vic Mensa. Though these two are without question the most exposed and publicized of the clique, Joey Purp and Tokyo Shawn (and fellow Savemoney emcees Kami de Chukwu and Caleb James) are...
Savemoney - Red Kool-Aid

Savemoney – Red Kool-Aid

Chicago’s young Savemoney clique should be a household name to those throughout the city by this point. Brian Fresco, Joey Purp, Sterling Haze, and Kami de Chukwu come together on “Red Kool-Aid” to show us exactly why Savemoney is garnering as much attention as it is.  In a city whose rap scene is polarizing rapidly,...
Joey Purp - Don't Stop

Joey Purp – Don’t Stop

Chicago’s Savemoney affiliate Joey Purp has been back on the scene as of late after an extremely exciting SXSW, and decided to grace us with a new track. The joint, called “Don’t Stop” is a good old fashioned flex over a chill beat. Purp spits fire over some winds, horns, and keys and does it...
Joey Purp - Marvin

Joey Purp – Marvin

I remember when I was backstage at a show and talking to Savemoney affiliate Kami de Chukwu, he was trying to convince the entire room that Joey Purp‘s The Purple Tape was the “best tape that never came out.”  The tape really did come out (and I downloaded it), but Chukwu was referring to the fact...