Raider Klan’s Chris Travis quietly released a new 11-track EP this week called Side Effects. The tape is a sprawling journey through some of the haziest, trippiest beats courtesy of the likes of grandmaster SpaceGhostPurrp, AraabMuzik, Eric Dingus and SavaageBeatz, over which Travis laces some codine-induced verses (some coherent, others not so). SGP’s atmospheric aesthetic on ‘Diamonds Pt 2′ epitomises the ideology of what this movement is all about – if lean had a sound this would be it. Viiiiibesy.
‘Diamonds Pt 2′ is definitely the standout track on Side Effects but cop it below (free), there’s more on there to sip to.
Download: Chris Travis – Side Effects EP
In the third episode of RBMA’s H∆SHTAG$ web-series the conversation is focused on to cloud rap and the mico-culture surrounding hip hop’s latest lovechild. Featuring Main Attrakionz, Flatbush Zombies, SpaceGhostPurrp, Robb Banks and London’s very own Piff Gang, the episode discusses the sonic and visual aesthetic of this internet-birthed sub-genre, where it comes from and what it all means.
Watch the first two episodes of the series here.
Argh, nothing better than some brand new SpaceGhostPurrp to set your Friday up right…
As we slowly drown in a seemingly endless sea of woozy hip hop, SGP continues to identify a distinct genius around his tracks/productions that not only sets him apart from the rest but also reinforces his legitimate influence over modern rap. Take a listen to ‘Red Wine’ – a dedication to Purrp’s dark and dirty fantasies. This is cold as f*ck.
Also, check SpaceGhostPurrp’s feature in the latest episode of RBMA’s H∆SHTAG$ series where he discusses the #cloudrap phenomenon – watch that after the jump.
She made an impression on us with her Crown EP earlier this year, but now Phlo Finister seems set on a mission to up the ante. Her new single ‘Hotel Miami’ is a promising step forward for the 20-year old; it also lands her at a curious musical juncture. Co-staring SpaceGhostPurrp and directed by Raider Klan director Fxrbes the song and video depict a dark and sordid world of fantasy call-girls. Sonically it does depart from her work earlier this year – this being more experimental and more left-field.
In case you’re sacrificing any virgins this morning, SpaceGhostPurrp and fellow Raider Klan members Ethelwulf and Chris Travis drop a new cut and bring nothing but evil phonk spirits with them. The now trademark train track foghorns and bleak atmospherics over sparse drum whacks and stream-of-consciousness hood occultism stay prevalent. Whilst the Klan doesn’t compromise, it was kind enough to offer the download below…
It could be easy to dismiss late-teen Floridian rhymer and Basquiat enthusiast Robb Bank$ off the back of any trill/tumblr/based wave overtones, but he’s got a tenacious vocal tone that feels convincing enough to pay attention when he’s musing on b*tches, drugs and other carefree pleasantries. And then of course there’s that liberating closet art-thug ideology that’s been allowed to blossom in recent times making a new generation of rappers a compelling sum of their leftfield street-shit parts. The alliance between Bank$ and SpaceGhostPurrp makes perfect sense over this macabre-as-standard production by the latter.
SpaceGhostPurrp comes through with a new video in support of his current single ‘Osiris of the East’ – a track which originally appeared on this Blvcklvnd Rvdix 66.6 tape and recently again on his 4AD released debut album Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles Of SpaceGhostPurrp.
Going against the grain has been SpaceGhostPurrp’s ‘thing’ and it definitely seems to work for him. Signing to British indie label 4AD was a brave move, but after seeing him live recently, the young rising rapper seems to take it all in his stride.
With the forthcoming release of his debut album on Monday 11th June, SGP puts out the full stream for everyone to hear his syrup based, purple drank beats without cost. Get into it below.