Published on April 14th, 2019 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
Smokepurpp – Remember Me
Specializing in extravagant, yet concise bangers, Smokepurpp is quickly becoming one of the SoundCloud era’s biggest stars. Exploring a mysterious sector of his Deadstar solar system, Purpp announces Lost Planet, his upcoming EP. The midway point between 2017’s Deadstar and the upcoming Deadstar 2, Lost Planet is Purpp’s most self-assured and versatile release yet, delivering the bangers his fans expect, but also showcasing a facility with atmosphere and melody. Featuring production from Kenny Beats, Ronny J, and others, Lost Planet EP arrives on April 19th, sandwiched between Smokepurpp’s Coachella performances with Gucci Gang, comprised of Purpp, his idol Gucci Mane, and fellow Floridian Lil Pump.
Flashing a facility with delicate songwriting, Purpp shares “Remember Me,” the beating heart of the upcoming EP. Inhabiting a rich sonic world comprised of bass-heavy electric keyboards, dynamic 808s, and eerie vocal samples, a heavily-reverbed Smokepurpp contemplates his legacy on the new single, hoping that his words will connect deeply with his fans. Produced by TM-88 and Rex Kudo, “Remember Me” finds Purpp showing off his smooth singing voice–no need for auto-tune. In the video, Purpp is kidnapped and forced into becoming the subject of a science experiment. Before long, Purpp realizes that his kidnapper is a very familiar face. The subdued “Remember Me” follows a series of loose singles from the 2018 XXL Freshman, including the the Lil Pump-featuring “Nephew,” certified Gold earlier this year, the raucous “Sauce Like This” (3 million YouTube views) and the cloudy “But I Still Respect Women” (2.5 million SoundCloud plays).”
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 124 million on Spotify, and earned a Gold certification from the RIAA. His debut mixtape Deadstar, which peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200 in 2017. In 2018, Smokepurpp made another splash with Bless Yo Trap, a full-length collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Murda Beatz, and earned a spot on XXL’s 2018 Freshman List. Catch Smokepurpp and Gucci Gang this Sunday at 8:15pm (PDT) on Coachella’s official livestream.