Video: Smokepurpp – “Sauce Like This”

The Chicago-Born, Miami-Based Rapper Drips in an NYC Bodega in this Complex-Premiered Video


Critical Praise:

XXL Class of 2018 Freshman

“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”Pigeons & Planes

“If you’ve not been following along, the rise of young Miami rapper SmokePurrp – alongside that of his longtime pal and collaborator Lil Pump – has been one of the more exciting rides in rap’s underground this year” – Noisey

“Out of all the SoundCloud and Florida rappers that have gained floods of attention and acclaim in recent years, Smokepurpp has stood as one of the movement’s strongest proponents and artists.HYPEBEAST

The Video:

Treating his ever-growing legion of fans to a nonstop array of bangers, Smokepurpp is rap’s new Titan of Turn-Up. Taking over a bodega in the Big Apple, Smokepurpp shares Sauce Like This,” a braggadocious, bite-sized banger. Applying a blunt-force cadence to apprehensive keys and buzzing bass, Purpp manages to squeeze an infectious hook, a quotable story into 97 seconds of high-energy trap: “When I used to go to school/Bitch, I never had a pencil/So I said ‘fuck school!’/Gave myself early dismissal.” In the video, premiered by Complex, Purpp and his homies buss down in the beverage aisle, amidst the 21-year-old rapper’s signature purple smoke. “Sauce Like This” is the latest release on the path to Deadstar 2Purpp’s upcoming project, following “But I Still Respect Women,” which has over 1 million SoundCloud plays in less than two weeks.

One of the most popular rappers in South Florida’s cresting wave, Smokepurpp made his name on SoundCloud, building up a loyal following and earning millions of plays on each track. Signed to Alamo/Interscope, in a partnership with Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records, Smokepurpp drew mainstream recognition with the release of “Audi,” which earned hundreds of millions of streams on all platforms, including 111 million on Spotify, and earned a Gold certification from the RIAA, and his debut mixtape Deadstar, which peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200. Earlier this year, Smokepurpp made another splash with “Nephew,” featuring fellow Floridian Lil Pump, which has over 54 million Spotify streams, shared Bless Yo Trapa full-length collaboration with producer Murda Beatz, and earned a spot on XXL’s 2018 Freshman List.

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The Background:

The Chicago-born, Miami-raised rapper and producer Smokepurpp has been one of the cornerstones of Florida’s burgeoning rap scene since the release of his “Ski Mask” video in 2015. The buzz from the video and other singles with close friend Lil Pump culminated in a record deal with Alamo/Interscope Recordsand Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records. The 21-year old Purpp quickly went to work, collaborating with Scott, Yo Gotti, Pump, and more. His debut release, Deadstar, spawned the gold-certified single “Audi” and generated features from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pigeons & Planes, XXL, Mass Appeal, and many more. The follow up release, Bless Yo Trap, was a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Murda Beatz, boasted the standout single “123” and collaborations with Lil YachtyOffset, and A$AP Ferg. 2018 has been a banner year for Purpp so far, thanks to his selection on the 2018 XXL Freshman list, the release of “Nephew,” his collaboration with Lil Pump, which has over 100M streams across all platforms, and “I Like It,” the Kanye West and Pump collaboration which Purpp co-wrote and debuted at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. He’s set to close the year out with the highly-anticipated Deadstar 2.


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“Sauce Like This”:

“Nephew” ft. Lil Pump: