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QUARTERTHING

Joey Purp - QUARTERTHING
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 121 ratings
2018 Ratings: #275
September 7, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
HipHopDX

There are a ridiculous amount of gems to be found on the better portion of the tracklist, showcasing Joey Purp as a capable artist who knows his strengths and knows just how to highlight them.

83
Pitchfork

The Chicago rapper returns with another album that defies expectations. There is a greater range of flows explored, a greater range of tones discovered, and a sharper focus throughout.

80
Highsnobiety

At its essence, QUARTERTHING is a welcome step up from iiiDrops. Purp’s much more adventurous, offering a plethora of flows that separate him from both Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa.

75
A.V. Club

It’s Purp’s most singular and focused record by a long shot.

Claytastic
54
Edit (original score 28): I realize that I might’ve been a bit harsh on this record on first listen. I think that was mainly due to it leaving me so unsatisfied after such a strong start. Despite the increas in score, though, that problem still stands. This album starts launching off in the stars, and lands in rock bottom. The drop in quality from the first 6 or 7 tracks on is super jarring because Joey has so much going for him. Hell, his first project, iiiDrops, was great and there are ... read more
BuffaloStaple
74
the weird sound effect that plays at the end of every other bar on Look At My Wrist >>>>
holyfishpaste
65
Quarterthing = quartereffort. How are people thinking this is next level goodness! Super basic and underwhelming.

best tracks: godbody pt. 2, elastic, look at my wrist
zeyadreda
68
I approve for those Godbody, Aw Sh*t!, Paint Thinner, Look At My Wrist & Lebron James.
very cool record
itsyahboinoah
67
Definitely a step up in the right direction, however some parts of the songs on here can be lukewarm. Still a solid record from one of the up-rising Chicago artist in the scene.
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Track List

  1. 24k Gold/Sanctified (feat. Ravyn Lenae & Jabari Rayford)
  2. Godbody (feat. RZA)
  3. Hallelujah
  4. Elastic
  5. Aw Sh*t!
  6. QUARTERTHING
  7. Paint Thinner
  8. Look At My Wrist (feat. Cdot Honcho)
  9. 2012
  10. Fessional/Diamonds Dancing (feat. Queen Key)
  11. Karl Malone
  12. Bag Talk
  13. Lebron James
  14. In The Morning (feat. GZA)
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Added on: September 7, 2018