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Top MP3s of the Week (9/27)

on September 27, 2013, 3:13pm
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9. Joey Purp – “Monologue”

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Joey Purp’s call to give “your face a facelift” is accomplished within the opening seconds of the uplifting and celebratory solution of soul and radio hiss produced by Thelonious Martin on “Monologue”.  As exclamatory trumpets hype his introduction, Purp lays down ecstatic energy behind his rise in the rap game, while still cracking a few lines of playful wordplay (“But she deserves a standing O/ Hit in the shower, in other words, a standing O). “Monologue” captures the energy and heart behind young Chicago rap with clear and confident vision, following in the footsteps of his fellow Save Money crew member, Chance the Rapper. –Sam Willett

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