Joey Purp at the Metro

June 10, 2016
Joey Purp rapper, Leather Corduroys

Chicago native Joey Purp is ready to shake up the hip hop world. Hailing from the west side of the city, Purp has spent the last few years exploring his range of music as part of duo Leather Corduroys. The group’s project Season made major publications like Pitchfork, The Fader, and Complex Magazine take notice. Since its release, the album has gained over 1.5 million plays. Shortly after, Purp set out on his own and released the mixtape The Purple Tape in 2012. His recent releases “Morgan Freeman” and “Run It Up” have many calling him one of the hottest artists to watch of 2016. He’s currently working on his full length debut, but in the meantime he’s dropped another mixtape: iiiDrops, which features Vic Mensa and fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper.

Time: 6:00 pm

Tickets: Get ‘Em

Venue: Metro

Check out “Girls” featuring Chance the Rapper from his latest mixtape:

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Examiner, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, Kitty Whipp, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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