Feb 2012 11

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Demonic Florida rapper, producer and Raider Klan member SpaceGhostPurrp has spent the last couple months spookin’ hard – his name scattered across blogs with a steady tirade of disquieting releases. Not surprising he recently came to wider attention after producing two A$AP stand-outs ‘Keep It G‘ and ‘Pretty Flacko‘, when he’s fluently connecting the dots between five borough bleakness and Bay Area/Dirty South leaned backs. Whilst on some mystical gangsta shit, Purrp (much like his pal Rocky) proves himself a clever curator of aesthetic. God of Black Vol. 1 punches above the belt of current trends, taking 90s southern underground Rap hair relaxer and dousing it in Horrorcore hair-raiser.

The lo-fi, cavernous sound can grip on the same wavelength as last year’s Shabazz Palace‘s, but it’s Robitussin roots certifiably trace back to Three 6 Mafia’s early work, and at times creep into grim Gravediggaz territory. With spaced out hood dweller rhymes stretched across tracks like some jet black glue and stand-out cuts like ‘Suck A Dick 2012′, there’s little mercy in this character’s world.

Fill your codeine cup and bring on the next volume.


  1. [...] New York, his style is heavily inspired by the rap golden age of the mid-90s (see also Spaceghostpurrp). Yet he gives somewhat an antithesis to current Rap norm, despite not being far removed from the [...]

  2. [...] bone tendencies and the Trap gothica we’ve grown fond of through fellow Raider Klan member Spaceghost Purrp. A couple squirts of Witch House purp, and yeah… that stuff they’re sipping on – [...]

  3. [...] is an indication of what’s to come, because this is trill. Impressed by his recently released God of Black EP Vol. 1, ‘No Evidence’ further demonstrates his finely tuned ear. The laid back, hazed beat [...]

  4. [...] the wider success of his previous offerings, including his last mixtape  and affiliations with the A$AP Mob, SpaceGhostPurrp is now readying the first album released [...]