Smokepurpp and Murda Beatz debut the first single from their collab tape, a day earlier than expected. Here goes “123.” Smokepurpp and producer Murda Beatz have cooked up an entire body of work together, and for the past week or so, they’ve been teasing the collaborative tape’s first drop, a single titled “123.” Although they’ve been promoting a Friday release, they’ve decided to drop it a day early on Soundcloud so all ears are free to listen, worldwide. Shout out to that.
The song’s production is definitely a highlight (it is Murda Beatz after all), with Murda creating a lean-like soundscape; the constant, elongated flute sound seems to embody the idea of lean’s slow drip. Meanwhile, Purpp delivers a relatively simple rhyme scheme, with a punctuated flow. Sidenote: did Purpp actually quit drugs in 2k18? If this song is an accurate depiction of his life right now, that answer would be a resounding no.