Over Actavis-drenched production disrupted by industrial sounds, Chicago-born and
Miami-based rapper and producer Smokepurpp urgently delivers each bar and hook like the
world might end in the next second—but he’s clearly not worried about it.
It’s that attitude which quietly elevated him to the forefront of modern hip-hop. At
15-years-old, he taught himself how to produce on FL Studio, because he “didn’t have a
microphone yet.” Introduced to Lil Pump, he eventually began recording his own raps, drawing
inspiration from the likes of Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Sonny Digital, Clams Casino, and more.
Established as an outlier in the burgeoning Florida scene, he leapt from the tripped-out,
automatic weapon-toting visuals of 2015’s “Ski Mask”—which clocked over 3 million YouTube
views—to landing in features by The New York Times , Rolling Stone , Pigeons & Planes , XXL ,
Mass Appeal , and many more. Between tours with Lil Peep, Fat Nick, and his Gucci Gang
brother Lil Pump, he inked a deal with Alamo Records. Following anthems like “Glock In My
Benz,” 2017 saw “Audi.” astonishingly generate 14.1 million-plus Spotify streams and 9.4
million YouTube views in under two months’ time. Impressively, he accomplished all of this
before the release of 2017’s debut project, Deadstar . The single “Streets Love Me” [feat. Juicy J]
illuminates his talents on the mic and behind-the-board and introduces the project with a big