One of the most highly anticipated mixtapes of 2016 was undoubtedly Joey Purp’s ‘iiiDrops‘. Released back in May, the album showcased the Chicago MC’s versatility; his ability to switch between heavy politico-social themes and carefree party anthems was one of the things that set his project apart. Another was the quality features iiiDrops was laced with, including appearance from fellow Savemoney rappers Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper. Among the standout tracks in the project was the more party-oriented celebration of the opposite sex, ‘Girls @’. Produced by Knox Fortune and Social Experiment member Peter Cottontale, the song feels like a nod to classic rap, what with its restless bassline and high-tempo drum pattern. This makes it the perfect background music for a summer poolside bash, or an intense cardio workout.
And the video, made by Weird Life Films, brings out this mood brilliantly with sunny, fast-changing images of Joey and his pals driving around and fooling around. Midway through the song Chance the Rapper rides into the picture on the hood of a car full of women, spitting his hilarious bars. In the end the girls finally break through a paper wall and stride through dancing.
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