Joey Purp “Bag Talk” Video: Classic Cars and Fire Bars
Joey Purp is making moves. The Chicago rapper announced today (Aug. 20) that he has a Sept. 7 release date for his next full-length, Quarterthing, and in advance of the new project, he released "Bag Talk" and an accompanying music video.
The Nez and Rio-produced track finds the versatile SaveMoney spitter in trap mode, serving stunts over 808s and looped grand piano. It's an elegant canvas for slick talk about moving weight out of a backpack.
"Let the bag talk, got my passport stamped off/Hit the gas then I push the button like the big dogs/Only see the snakes when you got the grass cut/Ridin' sprinters, when the car stop, the rims don't," Joey raps on the hook.
The visual, co-directed by the rapper and Yakub Films, matches the gas wordplay with images of Purp ghostriding an old Chevrolet Chevelle and rap-squatting in front of a retro Chevy Impala. Fellow SaveMoney members Towkio and Kami, one-half of Purp's group Leather Corduroys, make cameos.
The track comes from Joey's forthcoming project, which is executive produced by Social Experiment members Nate Fox, Nico Segal and Petter Cottontale. It will be his first full-length since 2016's iiiDrops, which included "Girls @" featuring Chance The Rapper.
After that project dropped, Purp spoke to XXL about his goals. "I want to positively affect people," he said. "I want them to gain something. Whether it’s understanding or perspective, I want them to leave with more [than] what they started with."
More recently, Joey appeared with Isaiah Rashad on Tokimonsta's song "No Way" from her album Lune Rouge and with Chief Keef on Vic Mensa's song "Down 4 Some Ignorance" from his Roc Nation debut The Autobiography. He also shared a track titled "March 12" earlier this month.
Read XXL's full post-iiiDrops interview with Joey Purp here. Check out his "Bag Talk" video and the single's cover art below, where you can also bump "March 12."
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