Chicago MC Joey Purp brings his muscular “Godbody Pt. 2” to “The Tonight Program” with a little aid from RZA.
Joey Purp’sQUARTERTHINGis one of the strongest hip-hop albums of the year, led by the 24-year-old Chicago MC’s penchant for hopping from design to style, never ever settling in for too long on one approach. This is clear right from the beginning, when Joey partner with RZA to break down your house on the album’s blistering second track, “Godbody Pt. 2.”
On Monday night (October 22), the set brought the pulse-pounding cut toThe Tonight Programfor a grand unveiling covered in big percussion and howling keyboards. “I remain in the structure, I’m on the structure, I own the building,” Joey raps near the end. And you believe him.
its simpleness. No integrated flames flash to the beat. Joey does not bound from one end of the phase to another. In truth, he remains stone still, reciting his rhymes like a vibrant preaching of self while a cloud of noise rises around him. It’s the very same dedication and decision that Joey held onto while making the album.
“I’m about to get in the studio at all times. Just working on whatever from the studio like an office,”he told Signboard about the recording of QUARTERTHING. “So anytime someone sends me a fire beat I don’t have to book studio time. I’m just gon na exist already. That’s how I’m gon na begin approaching it: structuring my schedule more like work.” One of his collaborators, Knox Fortune, told MTV News last month that Joey did precisely that.
“Joey will sit and play [NBA] 2K and listen to shit I’m making or simply playing in the room for three and a half of those hours, and then in 30 minutes write the finest verse you’ve ever heard.” Have a look at among them in the” Godbody Pt. 2″ efficiency above.