Joey Purp is undoubtedly one of the most talented members of Chicago's vaunted Savemoney crew, but he hasn't enjoyed the shine of his crewmates Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa, probably because he hadn't released a project in over three years...
First there was Chance The Rapper, who was followed up by Vic Mensa in the Save Money camp, but now it's Towkio's time. The Chicago rapper has been building a steady buzz for himself ever since he dropped off last year’s Wav.
Joey Purp killed shit with his last track, "Run It Up," and the Chicago emcee is now back with a "Performance Art Freestyle," which will seemingly also end up on his upcoming album, iiiDrops.
Little-known VA producer The Ologist just came up with a big-time remix, chopping up Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's jazzy smoov "Rememory" feat. Erykah Badu and making it somehow even jazzy smoovier than the original.
So after fans spamming Chance The Rapper and Donnie Trumpet's twitter, and the Chance himself giving FakeShoreDrive an exclusive album listen, the masses were finally blessed with SURF late last night.
Chance The Rapper first met Kanye West at Jay Z's Made In America festival last September, and wasn't shy in letting the world know that he finally got to meet one of his idols, calling himself Ye's "#1 fan."
Young NYC singer Jordan Bratton started buzzing with his Grey Area mixtape, before getting Fabolous on the remix to one of his hot tracks, "Danger." That was last October, and now he's back with a new single, "Prisoner," with another big rap feature: Chan
Vic Mensa got his biggest break to date by singing on Kanye West's "Wolves", which will appear on So Help Me God. The collaboration doesn't stop there, though, as Kanye will also lend a verse to Vic's upcoming album.
Chance the Rapper is a busy man these days. As we await the release of Surf, his upcoming album with his band The Social Experiment, Chance has just notified us that he's releasing a short film, "Mr. Happy", tomorrow (March 20).
Save Money crew's Towkio teamed up with labelmate Donnie Trumpet for "Free Your Mind" at the end of February, and after hitting us with the '80s and horn-laced audio, Towkio follows up with that '80s influence all over the official music video.
Although Chance included the title in his rap name, and asked you to "please say" it in one of his best-loved tracks, "The Rapper" hasn't been the only occupation that the 21 year old MC has taken on since rising to fame with acclaimed mixtapes.
On September 25th, SAVEMONEY's Brian Fresco will release a joint EP with "soul trap" artist Tree, who's also from Chicago, entitled SoulMoney. We've already heard one cut, "Rose," from the upcoming release, and now the Windy City duo have shared a second.