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Smokepurpp knows his place in the rap game, and has no plans of stopping until he reaches to the top. Hailing from South Florida but born in Chicago, the 21-year-old blew up during the SoundCloud era, but it was his breakout single “Ski Mask” that pushed his name into the mainstream. Most recently, he just wrapped up his Lost Planet Tour in light of his most recent EP, shutting down stages all across the world. Now, he stops by Power 106 for an exclusive interview on our Now You Know series.
Speaking on his relationship with XXXTentacion, Purpp states, “We pretty much came together doing smalls hows in Florida. Throwing our own shows to blowing up to mainstream. It could happen to anybody, you can’t take life for granted. I don’t think anybody would have ever thought ‘damn, XXX just died.’ That shit’s crazy.”
In addition, he talks about how he got his start on SoundCloud and Youtube, but the reality is you can blow up anywhere. Most recently, Purpp had purchased a new Benz, only for his homie to crash it days later. In regards to the biggest bag he’s blown, he states, “It looks crazy, but I spend my money wisely. I invested my money too.”
Watch above as he describes what good music means to him, his secret guilty pleasure, and punk rock influences!