Meet Purvis Payne, 43 years old from Memphis, Tennessee.
“I created this playlist for the artist that's signed to my distribution company. I really didn't put any thought into it. I just put it together so when I want to listen to their music, it's at my disposal and for the world”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
We Fall Down but We Get Up..... That song gave me much inspiration. It's true, we all fall but if we're determined, we will get up and go right back at it
My favorite artist is all artists that's striving and actually putting in real work to be heard. Memphis Junior is one of them, his new album "Forbidden Fruit" will be dropping soon. "901Savages", those ladies are putting in a lot of work. When you have a chance go check out their new single "Blue Money". The clothing line is out also.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
Nipsey....I followed him way before ppl realized who he was. Watching him, following him & getting ideas from him was how I came up with the idea to start my own distribution company.... but since I'm not able to interview him ,my next pick would be Percy Miller. I love the way he does business. I remember back when he started the No Limit thing, mane that guy had it on lock..I heard stories that he made sure everyone associated with him had they own everything in their own names, bank accounts, houses, cars & made sure they felt wanted. I'll just love to pick his brain
What is the best concert you have ever been to?
Snow Man...Jeezy...Hahaha....I had the pleasure of booking him to do a show in Memphis. it was elbow to elbow in there. We was litty,,as those young folks would say..
Do you have a favorite quote?
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. – Langston Hughes
Do you play any instruments? If not, any you would love to learn?
When I was in school I played the baritone saxophone. I never forget my music teacher Mr. Scurlock...He was a great guy
Do you have a life slogan?
You might have to fight the battle more than once to win it
What is the most annoying song in the world? *
Hard question to answer, being that I haven't heard all of them yet...LOL..
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
I would say both. It has to be well balanced. because we both know, someone who has a dope track but lyrics are wack, just kills the whole project & vice versa. So I say put your best work forward into yourself..