For anyone that has been following rap music in 2017, chances are you have heard of Smokepurpp (AKA Lil Purpp, AKA Lil Water). The first time I listened to his music was when the ‘Ski Mask’ video came out on Youtube and it blew up so fast. At the time, I wasn’t sure if he was just going to be a one hit wonder or much more than that. I have to say I was definitely proven wrong.
2017 has been an amazing year for Smokepurpp, as his following keeps getting bigger and bigger by the day. It’s kind of easy to see how his work ethic has changed over the past couple months, coming out with more content now than ever before, and linking with some big artists in the game right now.
Towards the end of 2016, he released a track called ‘Fuck a Swisher’ featuring Xavier Wulf. At the time of this song’s release is when I really saw his following grow the fastest. This came along with the rise of his best friend Lil Pump, who you guys should listen to as well. When I say that I’m really not kidding. The ‘Fuck a Swisher’ music video that was released 3 weeks ago already has almost 200k views, and his new track ‘Houdini’ featuring Madeintyo already has 130k plays on Soundcloud in a day! Trust me when I tell you guys, this song is one that all of you rap fans really should listen to. I posted the audio at the bottom of this post.
On top of his new music, I would keep your eyes peeled for more of Smokepurpp this year. With the progression that I have seen so far, and all of the hype that hes been receiving already in 2017, I can assure you that you will be seeing much more of his name in the future, just wait…
Smokepurpp – Houdini ft. MADEINTYO [Prod. Gnealz & BigHead]
For any of you that have been listening to Chris Travis over the years, it’s pretty easy to see the amount of progression in his lyrics and songs in general. This mixtape is even more proof of that.
Above is a picture of Chris and Xavier wulf a few years ago when they first started popping off. Even when he was younger he was killin’ it just how he describes in his songs.
The best part is he is much better now, which says a lot. His flows and lyrics are impeccable to say the least, and listening to this mixtape is definitely a must for any of you lyricists out there. I posted all of the tracks below. Enjoy!
Not gonna lie, I’ve been waiting for this album to come out and I am nothing short of impressed. When I thought they couldn’t really get much better, they did. Click on the first track of the album and you will see why. Every track is straight GOLD!!!
I definitely recommend listening to the entire album from top to bottom. I honestly can’t say which track I like the most. If you guys wanna listen to the album I posted the full album below.
Album Cover Art:
As far as the tour goes, Pouya and Fat Nick announced that they will be doing the “Drop Out of School” tour all across the nation! If you guys are fans of either of them I would buy your tickets fast, some venues are already sold out!
Caution drops 3 new tracks for his 22nd birthday! All of them are straight fire and are definitely worth a listen. He has proven how well he can write and the featuring rappers on “22” are amazing lyricists as well.
“22” features Joey Badass, Dyemond Lewis, and Denzel Curry, all heavy hitters. If you’re into anything from NY then I would recommend all three. Check them out below!
Nyck Caution – 22
Nyck Caution ft. Joey Bada$$ – “What’s Understood” (Prod. by Metro Boomin)
Nyck Caution ft. Dyemond Lewis & Denzel Curry – “Nyctophilia” (Prod. by Soulstruck)
Nyck Caution – “Light Through The Cracks” [Oh My Freestyle]
I have been seeing this track re-posted all over social media now, so I had to give it a listen. Rich The Kid absolutely kills it in this track and the features that he chose definitely live up to his standards.
Kodak Black and Playboi Carti are some less known rappers in the game right now but that won’t last for long. The verses these two have been putting together are worthy of being some of the best in rap right now.
Plug – Rich The Kid ft. Kodak Black & Playboi Carti