A digital native with a massive fanbase on SoundCloud, Smokepurpp always tries to please his fans. Stuck inside and with nothing to do but count his bands, Purpp shares “excuse me,” his new song. Released on SoundCloud with the title “F*CK U CORONA U AINT STOPPIN SH*T” (“just jokes yall,” clarifies Purpp), “excuse me” features an instrumental that would sound at home in 1950s detective film, with atmospheric, creeping piano and mournful saxophone emphasizing Purpp’s escalating flexes: “I ain’t check my mail/I got rich as hell/Ice cold baguettes on my teeth, I got rich as hell.” In the video, Purpp practices responsible social distancing, dancing at his house with a few homies as he shows off his tennis court, his closet, and his gold records. “excuse me” is Purpp’s first new single since the release of Deadstar 2, his recent project.
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”, and “Audi II,” the sequel to Purpp’s GOLD-selling hit from the original Deadstar album. Most recently, Purpp invaded the world of high art with Denzel Curry in the impish video for “What I Please” (1.9 million views). 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.
Deadstar 2 is available everywhere via Alamo Records/Interscope. Stay tuned for much more from Smokepurpp as 2020 moves along.