SaveMoney has been firing on all cylinders recently, with solid music from Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Towkio, and Saba helping to propel each rapper’s career forward. Now, Joey Purp is trying to get in on the action with his new single “CORNERSTORE.” The track, which features Saba and theMIND, is produced by Thelonius Martin, and includes work by SaveMoney mainstays like Donnie Trumpet and Peter Cottontale.
Underscored by rich trumpets, Purp lays down intelligent bars about growing up poor, confronting institutional racism, and dealing with incarcerated family members. “Talking to my brother every week from off that prison phone/He may never come home/A black son gone hood rich from a broke home/Judge us by our skin tone/No fighting when there’s guns drawn/I remember finding that revolver/I was looking through my closet trying to find my remote control car charger,” he spits. Saba and theMIND add their own spin on the song, and soon the track becomes a powerful treatise on the condition of black kids in America.
“CORNERSTORE” is the first single from Purp’s upcoming mixtape iiiDrops, which is set to drop next month. You can stream Joey Purp’s “CORNERSTORE” featuring Saba and theMIND below via SoundCloud.