The Purist, hailing from across the pond, has stormed onto our radars this year as one of the hottest producers to watch. Last month, he hooked up with Chicago's Mick Jenkins, and already in his young career, he's worked with Danny Brown, Action Bronson, and Roc Marciano. As you can see, he chooses his rappers very carefully--and, this time, it's more quality with Freddie Gibbs.
Gangsta Gibbs is fresh off a cold-as-ice three-track EP, Pronto, and he's showing no signs of slowing down. We can't tell what's more intoxicating here--Gibbs's relentless flow or The Purist's dizzyingly glamorous production. The title is no joke; this is classic pimp shit.
The Purist's latest album, Pyrex Scholar, is out today via Bandcamp. The album also features Roc Marciano, Tree, Westside Gunn, and Your Old Droog.
Who would you like to see The Purist work with next?
AK-47 pointed at y'all, motherfucker
I ain't gonna be shy about it at all, my brotha
Bust the heat shit, duck the precinct
Ya trust your freak bitch, we all gon' fuck her, god damn