Over the weekend Hood Critic Magazine caught up with the up and coming rap artist known as Youngpurppgod for an interview. The Alabama native gave us a little background information about his music journey and some insight to his EP series. Check out his interview for more details…
HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Youngpurppgod. When I used to buy weed from my friend he’d have options like purp, lemon kush, and pineapple express. I’d always buy purp from him so he started calling me purp. So I was in bed one day and was thinking and shit and I just came up with Youngpurppgod.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
Youngpurppgod. At 9 years old I fell in love with rock music and I wanted to be a rockstar. Then at age 12, I came across chief keef and Lil Wayne and I loved it… At age 13 I ran into my now producer and close friend “CB Money” he saw a lot of potential in me and got me to record songs and it all started from there.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Youngpurppgod. Lil Wayne, Eminem, Biggie, Kanye, and XXXtentacion
HCM. On your current/upcoming album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Youngpurppgod. Well, I came up with the album name “Tear Drop” on my first EP because I was listening to all the songs I had recorded and it brought me to tears because of some of the things I had said in my songs. It made me reflect on my childhood which was pretty rough and I started crying and shit so I named it Tear Drop. Then I dropped Tear Drop 2 and now I’m working on releasing Tear Drop 3 which is the last of my Tear Drop Saga.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Youngpurppgod. The biggest challenge for me is that my whole city wants to see me fail. No one supports me because I’m different than most rappers. They don’t wanna see me or anyone else in my area succeed. That’s just how Alabama is, to be honest. And the best attribute I have when it comes to my work ethic is I have kind of a Kobe mentality. If I get writer’s block and can’t write then I’m making beats. If I have producers block then I’m writing songs. I’m always doing something I never take a day off.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
Youngpurppgod. I want people to know that I’m someone who is always trying new styles and different genres. I’m open to creativity and I’m very interactive with my fans. I want everyone to know that no matter how hard life can be you have a purpose in your life and don’t let anyone else tell you that you can’t do something. I don’t care what race, gender, sexuality, or religion you are I love everyone and my main goal is to lend a helping hand to people who are like me.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
Youngpurppgod. Music-wise I’m working on an EP and then a full-length album. My goal is to get a little more exposure before I release the album though.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Youngpurppgod. Big shout out to CB Money he’s the main reason I’m doing what I’m doing today. Shout out to JG808 my other producer and close friend… He always got some fire to give to me. And lastly, my boy JX and my girlfriend Taylor. They’ve both helped me get to where I am today. I wouldn’t be here without them.
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