Video: Smokepurpp – “What I Please” ft. Denzel Curry
The South Florida Natives Upend a Gallery Opening With Their Antics in the Latest Video from Deadstar 2
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
Bringing a raucous energy with him wherever he goes, Smokepurpp specializes in anarchic party rap. Injecting chaos into the buttoned-up world of high art, Smokepurpp shares “What I Please,” his new single. With a beat from Quadwoofer, OJ Finessey, Mike Hector & KBeaZy and a motor-mouthed guest verse from Denzel Curry, “What I Please” is a no-frills slapper with a declarative hook–an ode to doing and taking whatever you want without regard for consequences. In the video, Purpp and Curry crash an art gallery, delivering a dose of South Florida energy into the staid atmosphere, tearing art off the walls and spray-painting their own in the process. Directed by Unkle Luc (Future, Young Thug), the Complex-premiered video is the latest from Deadstar 2, Purpp’s December 2019 project.
“I met Denzel Curry at an underground show in Florida back in the day,” says Smokepurpp to Complex. “Pump, Ski, Yop [Yoppa Bam] were also there, and Denzel was there with X[xxtentacion]. The video was important to shoot because it’s one of my favorite songs on the album as well as us both being from the same part of Miami. It was also streaming well and the vision Unkle Luc had for the video really made it come to life. I also wanted to connect with Denzel aside from music.”
Executive produced by Mike Dean, who mixed the album and added his unique creative footprint to the project, Deadstar 2 is packed with sonic detail, but leaves enough space for Purpp to spin his witty bars into hard-hitting cadences. The new album features a series of buzzing singles, including the Lil Skies-featuring “Dirty Dirty,” chaotic lead single “Stevie” (1.5 million views), and “Audi II,” the sequel to Purpp’s GOLD-selling hit from the original Deadstar album. With additional guest appearances from Trippie Redd, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Pump, and Moneybagg Yo, and production from the likes of Murda Beatz, Ronny J, Go Grizzly, Apex Martin, and more, Deadstar 2 is the ultimate showcase yet for Purpp’s intergalactic appeal, equally suited to headphone listening and festival moshing.
Adds Smokepurpp, “”Upcoming in 2020, I’m looking forward to a Deadstar 2 tour I will announce soon, along with major festivals in the spring. I’m gonna release a project called Florida Jit soon and another album with some more amazing features that people might be surprised about. And I’m just staying busy.”
Deadstar 2 is available everywhere via Alamo Records/Interscope.
Watch “What I Please” ft. Denzel Curry: https://youtu.be/5uUVd16EKKw
Buy/Stream Deadstar 2: https://smarturl.it/Deadstar2
Check out the Complex premiere: https://www.complex.com/music/2020/01/smokepurpp-denzel-curry-what-i-please-video
The Chicago-born, Miami-raised rapper and producer Smokepurpp has been one of the cornerstones of Florida’s burgeoning rap scene since the release of his “Ski Mask” video in 2015. The buzz from the video and other singles with close friend Lil Pump culminated in a record deal with Alamo/Interscope Records and Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records. The 21-year old Purpp quickly went to work, collaborating with Scott, Yo Gotti, Pump, and more. His debut release, Deadstar, spawned the gold-certified single “Audi” and generated features from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pigeons & Planes, XXL, Mass Appeal, and many more. The follow up release, Bless Yo Trap, was a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Murda Beatz, boasted the standout single “123” and collaborations with Lil Yachty, Offset, and A$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.
Deadstar 2: https://smarturl.it/Deadstar2
Flattpurpp Contest Details: https://deadstar2.com/flattpurpp
Lost Planet 2.0 EP: http://smarturl.it/LostPlanet2.0
“Nephew” ft. Lil Pump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuusAVJCyOA