Smokepurpp signed a deal with Alamo Records earlier this year and his life has not been the same since. He's come up in this wave of South Florida acts but what separates him from the others is that Purpp looks past teenage angst and focuses more on making polished hits and transitioning into a mainstream star. Tracks like "Glock Inside My Benz" and "Different Color Molly" are some of the catchiest of 2017 and Purpp has been in the studio with heavy hitters like Sonny Digital, TM88, and Murda Beatz, so it's a safe bet there is more to come.
Purpp has caught the ears of everyone from The Weeknd and D.R.A.M. to Chief Keef and Travis Scott, and the 19-year-old rapper is in position for a rapid ascent. His upcoming album DEADSTAR could be his breakthrough moment.—Eric Isom