Summerfest returned for a huge 4th of July celebration after the Milwaukee festival took off a day to recharge on Monday. Getting right back into things, fans at Summerfest yesterday saw some big name performances, from moments after the gates opened until Alessia Cara closed things out at night.
Check out our Summerfest Day 6 photos below of Alessia Cara, Third Eye Blind, PVRIS, WebsterX, Saba, Joey Purp and many more.
Recruiting fellow Chicago artists Vic Mensa, Joey Purp and Knox Fortune, KAMI has released his new music video for his record ‘Home Movies’, the first track from his forthcoming debut album, which is currently set for an early 2017 release. KAMI, who is in the SAVEMONEY rap duo Leather Corduroys with Purp, definitely is debuting a brand new sound on his solo project, and the Andre Muir directed visuals match the quality of the rest of the record.
With a talented crew around him and the skills of his own for an exciting solo career, get ready to hear a lot more from the emerging Chicago artist.
After debuting the record live during Vic Mensa’s headlining set at Lollapalooza, SAVEMONEY’s Vic Mensa and Joey Purp have teamed up again, this time for their ‘773 Freestyle’. Trading bars throughout the record, titled after Chicago’s area code, Mensa and Purp work together perfectly on the new track and sound better than ever. With references to everything from Killa Cam, the police, Future’s classic “Gucci flip flops” lyric and even Chance The Rapper’s Nate Fox produced record ‘Pusha Man’, this one is truly a freestyle at its core, but it’s fire none the less.
“And the murder rate higher than Dr. Jay’s socks, Purp be the Pusha Man, word to Nate Fox.” – Vic Mensa
Of the Adult Swim Singles Program, Chicago’s Joey Purp and SaveMoney producer Thelonious Martin have released their new record, ‘Bomaye’. The track features a unique blend of deep bass and a classic sound that go more than well with Purp’s flow, making for a great SaveMoney collaboration. If you like what you hear, definitely catch Purp on tour with Vic Mensa this summer and stay tuned as Thelonious Martin is releasing his project Late Night Programming later this year.
Half of the Chicago rap duo, Leather Corduroys, who released one of our favorite mixtapes in Season last year, Joey Purp has released his new solo project. Titled, iiiDrops, the SAVEMONEY artist’s tape has features from Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Mick Jenkins, Saba and more. Don’t look past the solo tracks on iiiDrops though, as Purp delivers with stand out tracks like ‘Morning Sex’ and ‘Say You Do’. Upon first listen, everything from the production, features, and of course Purp’s verses are fire.
Chicago’s SAVEMONEY is killing it right now! Chance The Rapper will be the first independent artist to perform on Saturday Night Live. Vic Mensa is preparing for his album release, while still performing all over the country. And now, not long after his Leather Corduroys album Season, the Chicago collective’s, rapper Joey Purp, has released a new solo record. Titled ‘Run It Up’, this is one of Joey’s first solo tracks since his 2012 project, The Purple Tape . Although it’s been years since The Purple Tape, his rapping definitely isn’t rusty. Whether he is rapping as 1/2 of Leather Corduroys or by himself, Purp is one of Chicago’s most talented young MCs right now.
Today marked the first day of Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival in 2015. Today Coasties saw some awesome performances from a number of different genres. Rap fans saw sets from MMG’s Wale, SAVEMONEY’s Leather Corduroys (Joey Purp and Kami de Chukwu) and the talented Skizzy Mars. Bassheads danced their asses off to performances from The Glitch Mob and Knife Party. And the old school fans even left happy, as they saw a great set from the legendary Widespread Panic. Day one had something for everyone, and we made sure to catch it all!
Check out our photos below, of what Day 1 of the North Coast Music Festival had to offer in 2015, and make sure not to miss tomorrow’s artists (Steve Aoki, D’Angelo and more).
The wait is finally over as Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment have released the highly anticipated album, Surf, for free on iTunes. The Donnie Trumpet led project comes in at 16-tracks and has an all-star cast (no exaggeration). As expected, Chance The Rapper is featured on most of the album’s tracks, however Surf also has appearances from Big Sean, J. Cole, Raury, B.O.B., BJ The Chicago Kid, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, Noname Gypsy, Jeremih, Quavo (Migos), Kyle, King Louie, Saba, Erykah Badu, Jesse Boykins III, Saba, D.R.A.M. and Joey Purp. Wow!
SAVEMONEY has combined forces once again, this time on the Leather Corduroy’s (Joey Purp and Kami de Chukwu) Ikaz Boi and Myth Syzer produced record ‘Have U Eva’. Recruiting Vic Mensa on top of a fire instrumental, you definitely won’t want to sleep on this track. Have U Eva heard a SAVEMONEY track this hot in 2015??
Stream the new project from SAVEMONEY‘s Leather Corduroys (the side-project of Joey Purp and Kami de Chukwu), titled Season. The 14-track Season contains features from Chance the Rapper and Knox Fortune, and has production from Odd Future’s The Internet (among others).