Pook Hustle releases brand new project ‘Purple: Grass Is Always Greener’
Author: Link Up TV Admin | Tuesday 21st July 2020
Pook Hustle releases a brand new project, 'Purple: Grass Is Always Greener'. The track serves as a segway between Pook Hustle’s debut EP Blue Tape and his upcoming sophomore EP Red Tape. Building on the introspection of the latter and generating anticipation for the former, ‘Purple’ features two songs that muse on the complexities of romantic relations, framed by the perspective of a Black man. The buoyant hook line and dynamic percussion of Sickwitit is paired with the smooth synth and spacey melodies of Budapest on this dual-track project. Both songs feature Pook Hustle’s measured, assured flow that is reminiscent of esteemed hip-hop voices such as Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg and J Cole.
Speaking of the release, Pook Hustle explains: “Purple: Grass is Always Greener is about me coming to terms with my duality. Whether I’m in a relationship or single, I find myself looking at the grass on the other side. Because of that, sometimes I can forget the love and become stoic, like in SickWitIt. Other times I find myself floating into a dreamy world with a partner, as in Budapest. Prior to music, I played basketball in college while pursuing education. Every now and then I ponder “What if my career as an athlete working out? Should I go back to school?” The grass always seems greener, but I know I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. I mention purple in the title because this serves as a bridge between my debut Blue Tape EP & my forthcoming sophomore project Red Tape EP. It’s the balance of Blue’s stimulation and Red’s calm. This project embodies me embracing my darkness and my more romantic side coming to the realization that the two traits can exist within one person.”