Sock the Rapper releases the first release from his upcoming The Purple Tape: Part 2. The track is entitled “The Realist” and will be featured on the mixtape hosted by DJ Damage of Philadelphia’s 100.3 The Beat.
Sock the Rapper hails from Largo, MD and represents the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) area to the fullest. As a recent Temple University grad, Sock honed his musical ability in Philadelphia, PA and draws inspiration for his music from observing the trials and tribulations of the people around him in their everyday struggle. As Sock would say, “I make my music to appeal more to your humanity than your situation.” Sock’s music both motivates and inspires, while maintaining a realistic perspective of the society we live in. His powerful lyrics and keen wordplay work together seamlessly to both entertain and inform all music lovers.
In his short career, Sock has released an EP titled The Write of Way with Philadelphia streetwear store Pedestrian Boutique, opened for Maybach Music Group signee and DMV native Wale at the 2008 Temple University Homecoming Fashion Show, and he has opened for tried and true hip-hop legend Nas at the 2008 Temple University Homecoming Concert. 2009 was a year of artistic growth for Sock and in the summer of 2010 he made his return to the Philadelphia music scene by working with local hip-hop/indie band Dephonic. He was featured on their song “Gotta Go”and had the opportunity to perform with them up and down the East Coast as the opening act for notable artists such as Snoop Dogg, Chiddy Bang, Kidz in the Hall, and recent Maybach Music Group signee Stalley.
Currently, Sock is prepping for the release of his most polished body of work yet entitled The Purple Tape: Part 2. Hosted by DJ Damage of Philadelphia’s 100.3 The Beat, this 15 track mixtape is sure to be pleasurable to your ear and give you insight into Sock’s artistic lane. Eight of the 10 original tracks were produced by D.C.’s own Vaughn Gargon, with one track each credited to Philadelphia native Alex “AD” Daniels and Newark native Bump Pro. The remaining five tracks are freestyles over classic instrumentals from the likes of Outkast, Alchemist, and Clark Kent. The Purple Tape: Part 2 is a captivating project that will appeal to the hip-hop