KAMI: Home Movies

After a wildly successful summer for Joey Purp, it’s only fair that KAMI, the other half of SAVEMONEY duo Leather Corduroys, has his time in the spotlight.

The 80’s synth-pop vibes are strong with this one–the video’s diner setting looks like it’s straight out of a John Hughes movie, which fits in perfectly with Knox Fortune’s bouncy instrumental.  With an upcoming solo project in the works, it looks like KAMI has big things on the way.

Vic Mensa & Joey Purp – 773 Freestyle

Even though they’re currently on tour together, that doesn’t stop Vic Mensa and Joey Purp from dropping a brand new freestyle for their fans. The song was first premiered at Vic Mensa’s closing set on Saturday July 28th at the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza. The song shows love to their city, the 773 312 aka Chicago. Listen to the freestyle.

Towkio – PLAYIN FAIR feat. Joey Purp [Prod. Smoko Ono]

It’s been a Savemoney 2016 thus far and it’s far from over. Yesterday, Towkio delivered a one off with Savemoney affiliates Joey Purp and Smoko Ono entitled “PLAYIN FAIR” that’s as high powered as it is heavy hitting. Make sure you’ve got Twokio on your watch list for the remainder of the year. Word from the top of the Savemoney Army hints he’s been working with some heavy hitters.

Joey Purp – GIRLS @ (feat. Chance The Rapper)

I’ve personally heard this track about a hundred times (courtesy of Knox Fortune) and I couldn’t be more pleased that it is finally out for the world to enjoy.

Joey Purp returns for the third single from his iiiDrops project with one of the bounciest songs I’ve heard in years in “GIRLS @”. Featuring hometown hero Chance The Rapper, fresh off the release of his highly praised Coloring Book, the track plays fun at looking for all the girls who have the all finer things. The SaveMoney duo lace hot bars over the infectious beat produced by Knox Fortune, with additional production from Peter Cottontale. I’m making this claim right now: This is THE Chicago rap song for Summer ’16.

If you aren’t excited for iiiDrops after these 3 singles…WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU???

Joey Purp – Photobooth

Chicago’s Joey Purp is back with the second single from his highly anticipated, solo debut iiiDrops with “Photobooth”. An beat I couldn’t classify any other way besides “bonkers” pumps through speakers as Purp laces together bars challenging his superiors, his rise to greatness, and enjoying the perks of newfound success. The track was produced by West Coast producer GARREN, with additional production courtesy of Chicago’s Knox Fortune (you’ll see him all over the iiiDrops credits.)

Make sure you’re at the iiiDrops release show at Metro on May 27th, and keep your eyes peeled as Purp is still announcing special guest openers.

Dally Auston – These Days (Prod.by Jack Vegas)

“Get your mind right boy
Get your timing right boy
Ain’t no handouts where I’m from
They tie your hands up, boy”

Dally Auston returns with “These Days,” he kills it as always with his distinctive voice and smooth flow. Featuring rhythmically fascinating production by Jack Vegas, the song takes Dally to a darker place. I know Dally best as the Savemoney rep who gave us the West Side anthem “West Side Get The Money” or “W$GTM,” and with a recent hiatus, (aside from his dope feature, “Dally’s Break,” on the World of Mojek EP) it’s very good to hear some new music from him. Listen to “These Days” while we anticipate his soon to be released project, Roses.

Brain Fresco – Sosa/Sprite (prod. by Brall Beats)

I guess the moral of this story is that you shouldn’t let Brian Fresco give your girlfriend drugs because she will inevitably fall in love. The SAVEMONEY emcee weaves and races his way all over his latest single, Sosa/Sprite, with production back up from Brall Beats. I’m not sure if this is apart of his upcoming Casanova project, or a single to hold fans over until its release – but it is a dope record nonetheless.

Stream Brian Fresco‘s Sosa/Sprite produced by Brall Beats above.

Leather Corduroys – We Don’t Know How To Stop

In anticipation of their upcoming North Coast Music Festival performance, Leather Corduroys drops off a loose-single, We Don’t Know How To Stop. The Two Fresh production features Joey and Kami boastfully trading verses back and forth as they exclaim that no one can really keep up with them – at anything. If you’re heading to North Coast this weekend, be sure to catch Joey & Kami on Friday at 4:15 at Stage 847.

Vic Mensa – D.O.M.L. (esta remix ft. Jarreau Vandal, Mr. Carmack, & Sam Gellaitry)

Not to keep bringing up Esta.. but sheeesh this man has been dropping so many fire remixes lately ever since he’s been back from tour. (Seriously, this is his 5th remix he’s dropped in the last 8 days.. OKAYEEEE!)

This round, he went with one of Chicago’s greatest – Vic Mensa. On his classic “Down On My Luck” single, Esta, Jarreau Vandal, Mr. Carmack, and Sam Gellaitry came together to remix this hit – adding on some funky synth layering, and a bouncy groove feel to it.

Take a listen and enjoy a free download with it as well 🙂


Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Sunday Candy

At a time when the entire country needs a bit of a pick-up, The Social Experiment does an excellent job of raising our spirits.  The single, entitled “Sunday Candy” is the first single off of trumpet player Nico Segal’s (a.k.a. Donnie Trumpet) project entitled Surf.  With Nico’s musical ability, the witty raps of Chance, and the musicianship of the rest of SoX (The Social Experiment), this track shines brighter than anything I’ve heard in a long time.  Get ready for Surf, but more importantly, take this track as a moment to bask in how beautiful music can be – because it’s truly a testament to that.