PURP REYNOLDS - Stockton, California


- By Courtney Cherry
Purp Reynolds
Stockton, California, once a family oriented and laid back city, has become a magnet for violence. It is now considered to be one of the most dangerous cities in California to live. But, throughout the negativity that Stockton has received, a talented and gifted artist has managed to emerge from its midst and he is definitely on his way to stardom.

Purp Reynolds aka the Purple Playboy of rap, is more than confident that he will be the next artist to blow out of the 209. "I'm the one that keeps this west coast heritage alive through my music", says Purp Reynolds.

Inspired by many great rhythm and soul artist before him like The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, BB King and even Prince, Purp Reynolds has created his music to reflect the maturity and quality that finds its way to the top of the charts with hard work and good marketing.

Purp Reynolds

Purp Reynolds was named the 209 Music Awards Artist of the Year in 2010, 2012 and 2013. The 209 Music Awards celebrates the best Northern California has to offer with nominees like E-40, Philthy Rich and J-Stalin. "I'm just trying to take care of my family and supply my fans with great music and live life while doing it." says Purp Reynolds, the Playboy of rap.

He's released several indie albums including his third studio project titled, "My Own Lane" which is currently available for download. It features singles such as "Allergic" that give you that hip hop soul type of vibe. The kind of music that has you in a groove like on a sunday afternoon just before the sun goes down. And then theres "Function" which has chart topping potential if given the opportunity. Its littered with the perfect touch of fun and commercialism while still remaining street. His next highly anticipated ep "Niche Rim Slim" is expected to be released in the summer of 2013.

Speaking of living life, Mr. Reynolds also knows a thing or two about diversifying his portfolio and expanding his opportunities. Be on the look out for his GFX Tee Store coming soon to Stockton. It will feature some of the hottest most exclusive tees from indie artist around the world. Such a good look for the city.

At the end of the day Purp Reynolds is not too concerned with being the best. He'd rather build his fan base slowly and create music that make sense. Most importantly he's focused. He's been through some things and seen a few more. Just like a therapist's couch, his music can free your mind and relieve your stress. Although it is easy for a person to get caught up in a city like Stockton,Ca when you've got passion, persistence and purple anything is possible.



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