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Hailing from Chi-town, Joey Purp is here to put on for the city that birthed him. Just a few months back, the “Elastic” rapper unleashed QUARTERTHING, his first project in two years. The highly-anticipated project features rare appearances from Wu-Tang members RZA and GZA. Now, he stops by Power 106 for an exclusive interview for our Now You Know series.
Joey states, “Being from Chicago is the single most important thing in my life, I guess. It determined who I knew, it determined my friends, it determined the mother of my daughter. It determined where I lived and the neighborhoods I come from. It’s a big deal.”
Speaking on his standout single “Elastic,” he explains, “The inspiration was really just the Chicago underground party scene. We’re historic Party City, we’re historic DJ City, as far as juke and house music. We wanted to reflect that house vibe, but we also wanted to put some contemporary feels to it, as far as the lyrics and cadences and stuff. Just have a cool party record.”
Watch above as he names his top 5 Chicago artists, balancing fatherhood with being a rapper, and his favorite Netflix shows!