by Lisa Mrock
Chicago’s Savemoney crew is young, vibrant and changing the game by the day. One of its most essential next-in-line game-changers is Joey Purp, who is blessing Pitchfork with a Sunday set at a festival he could be headlining in a few years. He released his album iiiDrops last year, featuring a who’s-who of local rap stars — Chance, Vic, Mick, Saba — and featuring production work from Thelonious Martin, Nico Segal, and Knox Fortune. It’s safe to say that when he turns it out, the crowd at Pitchfork will be dancing like they’re at the East Room, especially when “Girls @” starts up. It’s a simple beat with verses from Purp and Chance about, you guessed it, all the different kinds of girls up in the club that “fuck you right and do you wrong.” Meanwhile, “Kids” is a distorted look at the partying youth who numb themselves with drugs and drink without really knowing why.