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Derek Wise’s “Purple Candy” Won Me Over; I’m A Sucker

In Hip-Hop, whenever you have a good beat and someone with a beautiful voice like Derek Wise’s, it’s almost impossible to record a miss. The Toronto-based Beethoven just released two infectious records, and “Purple Candy” is one of my personal favourites from his long-awaited Mom’s Basement project which has been described as “contagious trap banger.” Hey, they aren’t lying. I can’t wait to hear more. Sincerely, shout out to D.R.O and Geoff Wood for producing this record, and doing it big.


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Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.