Purpmiya Transports Fans to Island Life in
New Album “Born King”
WASHINGTON, D.C.- When you’re born into the Rastafarian culture, you simply don’t forget your roots. This rings true for Jamiya Devone Grant, who was born in the United States though his family later relocated to Jamaica. When Purpmiya thinks of how he received his start in music, he admits his family has always been into music. His father, who also had a music career, would bring him to gigs, which had Purpmiya soon finding himself dabbling into music on his own. Being influenced by the art at such a young age, Purpmiya has proven to use his culture as a sort of secret weapon.
Every song the rapper does has some type of Jamaican influence, which he refers to “Yaad rap”. What separates Purpmiya from anyone else in his genre is simply how he doesn’t cling to what the majority is doing. “The island vibe is starting to trend in hip-hop music. The difference between me and other artists who incorporate this is how my Jamaican side comes out so naturally. I’m not trying to be something I’m not. It’s just authentic,” said the artist. In other words, Purpmiya stays focused and in his own lane at all times. This is what continues to make him so successful.
Speaking of success, Purpmiya recently released his album “Born King”, which has been picking up a lot of steam. Though the album has only been out for download for a week, it’s already grossed hundreds of streams. “It’s picking up,” said Purpmiya. “I’m confident that it’s quality music. Between the grand production and true Jamaican influences, the album is just a raw expression of who I am. For me, this is evolving into the king I was born to be.” When you listen to the album, you can immediately be taken to the islands and experience dancehall influenced rap for yourself. With such a unique, refreshing sound, Purpmiya is setting the path to stardom for himself.
So, what’s up next after the album? The artist has been keeping busy between booking open mic nights in Atlanta, as well as working on his next project. He assures us he has tons of tracks ready to release in the vault. As “Born King” continues to pick up the pace, the artist remains optimistic and excited for what’s to come. As he puts it best, Purpmiya is ready to be seen by the world.
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