Smokepurpp Announces Debut Album Deadstar 2, Executive Produced by Mike Dean, Coming Later in 2019
The South Florida Rapper Spends a Wild Night at a Gentlemen’s Club in the “Stevie” Video, directed by Smokepurpp and Apex Martin
XXL Class of 2018 Freshman
“Purpp has caught the ears of everyone from The Weeknd and D.R.A.M. to Chief Keef and Travis Scott, and the 19-year-old rapper is in position for a rapid ascent” – Pigeons & Planes
“If you’ve not been following along, the rise of young Miami rapper SmokePurrp – alongside that of his longtime pal and collaborator Lil Pump – has been one of the more exciting rides in rap’s underground this year” – Noisey
“Out of all the SoundCloud and Florida rappers that have gained floods of attention and acclaim in recent years, Smokepurpp has stood as one of the movement’s strongest proponents and artists.” – HYPEBEAST
The Announcement + Video:
Packing blunt-force punchlines into bite-sized bangers, Smokepurpp is one of his generation’s most reliable sources of turn-up. Preparing his most ambitious album yet, Purpp announces Deadstar 2, his long-awaited debut album, arriving later this year. Executive-produced by Mike Dean, Deadstar 2 expands and refines Smokepurpp’s winning formula, bursting with sonic detail, but with enough space for Purpp to spin his witty bars into hard-hitting cadences. Featuring production from Murda Beatz, Ronny J, and Apex Martin, among others, and an impressive, yet-to-be-revealed array of guest stars, Deadstar 2 is the ultimate showcase yet for Purpp’s intergalactic appeal, equally suited to headphone listening and festival moshing. Deadstar 2 hits the Internet during Q4 2019 via Alamo Records.
To accompany the announcement of the album, Purpp shares “Stevie,” the project’s lead single and first video. Produced by Go Grizzly, “Stevie” is an entrancing and bass-heavy banger, complete with mournful flute and a haunting horn section. Purpp starts flexing straight off the rip, bragging about his huge collection of Cartiers and diamonds that’ll make you go blind (like Stevie Wonder). In the video, which was directed by Smokepurpp and Apex Martin, Purpp rides in style, roasting a blunt in his Rolls Royce SUV on his way to a seductively-lit strip club. After a long night of partying, Purpp returns to his RR for a trip to his private plane, where he takes a well-deserved nap.
One of the defining rappers of this decade’s South Florida rap explosion, Smokepurpp expanded from SoundCloud notoriety to IRL fame. Signed to Alamo/Interscope, in a partnership with Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records, Smokepurpp drew mainstream recognition with the release of “Audi,” which earned hundreds of millions of streams on all platforms and earned a Gold certification from the RIAA. Smokepurpp recently performed at Coachella as a member of Gucci Gang along with fellow Floridian Lil Pump and Trap God Gucci Mane, Gucci Gang dazzled festival performers during a prime slot at Coachella, performing highlights from the three rappers’ careers. This Summer, Purpp eased his fans’ wait for Deadstar 2 with the Lost Planet EP, which featured appearances from Gunna, Lil Pump, and NLE Choppa on the EP’s popular single “Double.” Stay tuned in the coming weeks for much more info about Deadstar 2, before Purpp takes the stage in December at Rolling Loud Los Angeles.
Watch “Stevie”: https://youtu.be/XucF4r4nn6U
Listen to “Stevie”: https://smarturl.it/SmokepurppStevie
The Chicago-born, Miami-raised rapper and producer Smokepurpp has been one of the cornerstones of Florida’s burgeoning rap scene since the release of his “Ski Mask” video in 2015. The buzz from the video and other singles with close friend Lil Pump culminated in a record deal with Alamo/Interscope Recordsand Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records. The 21-year old Purpp quickly went to work, collaborating with Scott, Yo Gotti, Pump, and more. His debut release, Deadstar, spawned the gold-certified single “Audi” and generated features from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pigeons & Planes, XXL, Mass Appeal, and many more. The follow up release, Bless Yo Trap, was a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Murda Beatz, boasted the standout single “123” and collaborations with Lil Yachty, Offset, and A$AP Ferg. 2018 has been a banner year for Purpp so far, thanks to his selection on the 2018 XXL Freshman list, the release of “Nephew,” his Gold-certified collaboration with Lil Pump, which has over 100M streams across all platforms, and “I Love It,” the Kanye West and Pump collaboration which Purpp co-wrote and debuted at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. After delighting his fans with the Lost Planet EP in April, Purpp set to close the year out with the highly-anticipated Deadstar 2.
Lost Planet 2.0 EP: http://smarturl.it/LostPlanet2.0
“Nephew” ft. Lil Pump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuusAVJCyOA