The UK-based emcee/producer duo of Sonnyjim & The Purist are pleased to release their stand-out album single, “Barz Simpson,’ which boasts guest appearances by the highly touted pairing of the late MF DOOM and Jay Electronica.
The track impeccably melds high-brow lyricism with The Purist’s dusty, lo-fi production, making this a treat for true school rap aficionados. The track is taken for the pairs well received full length effort, White Girl Wasted, which in addition to the Brighton-based beatsmith, gloats production by the likes of the legendary DJ Premier and Madlib.
But it’s “Barz Simpson” that has amassed the lion’s share of fanfare, amassing well over a million combined stream, with an abundance of online coverage: “The woozy funk beat on lead single “Barz Simpson” conjures a seamy, smoky, post-disco world where Sonnyjim, MF Doom, and Jay Electronica can run wild.” -Pitchfork.
Prior to this release, Sonnyjim has been making a name for himself through a relentless work ethic with collaborations from the likes of Conway The Machine, Kool Keith, Pink Siifu, Chris Crack, Slug (Atmosphere), Buckwild and more. The Purist has previously collaborated with the likes of Roc Maricano, Action Bronson, West Side Gunn, Your Old Droog, and Freddie Gibbs, among others.