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SpaceGhostPurrp

On June 12, 4AD will make available the debut commercial release from South Florida producer and MC, SpaceGhostPurrp. Entitled Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp, the record compiles both new and old material, tracking the early years of this intoxicating prodigal talent.

Hailing from Miami, FL, SpaceGhostPurrp, who spearheads the Raider Klan Mafia, was born on April 1st, 1991; a date that has subsequently become known to him and his followers as 'Purrp Day'. Cast in the classic mould of producer/MC, his musical influences read like a checklist of hip-hop touchstones - Three 6 Mafia, UGK, DJ Paul, Eazy E, Tupac and DJ Screw - revealing him as a true connoisseur of the gloriously weird and wonderful. Given his age, the reference to such rich heritage shows Purrp as a child of the digital era; his rhymes veering between the hallucinogenic, somnambulant and visceral, his productions syrup-thick, schizophrenic and refreshingly off-kilter. Hard to pin down, his choice of language is an intriguing invite into his murky world, with the track titles alone a playful assault on audience expectations.

SpaceGhostPurrp also leads the mysterious collective of likeminded individuals called the Raider Klan Mafia who've built a compelling aesthetic on skate culture iconography and hardcore rap values. As such, he's an integral part of the US underground hip-hop community. Prolific too, to date he has released a string of online mixtapes that have helped him garner cult underground status. Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp sees him take a further step towards the spotlight, and one that brings new shadows with it too.

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13th December
The Year In Review: SpaceGhostPurrp - Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp

The Year In Review: SpaceGhostPurrp - Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp

SpaceGhostPurrp

June 11th marked the release of south Florida producer and MC SpaceGhostPurrp's debut album. Entitled Mysterious Phunk: Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp, the record compiled both new and old material, tracking the early years of this intoxicating prodigal talent.

Cast in the classic mould of producer/MC, SpaceGhostPurrp's musical influences read like a checklist of hip-hop touchstones - Three 6 Mafia, UGK, DJ Paul, Eazy E, Tupac and DJ Screw - a trait that plays out across the various contours of the record. Given his relative youth, the reference to such rich heritage shows Purrp as a child of the digital era; his rhymes veering between the hallucinogenic, somnambulant and visceral, his productions syrup-thick, schizophrenic and refreshingly off-kilter.

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30th August
SpaceGhostPurrp To Release Mysterious Phonk: The Instrumentals

SpaceGhostPurrp To Release Mysterious Phonk: The Instrumentals

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South Florida producer and MC, SpaceGhostPurrp will release an instrumental version of his acclaimed debut album, Mysterious Phonk. Simply named Mysterious Phonk: The Instrumentals, it will be released digitally and on extremely limited edition vinyl on 3rd September, the latter of which will be available in Europe exclusively through Boomkat. In true hip-hop style, the entire set of tracks will also be available to download for free for a limited time only - download it from Dummy here

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4AD Session 014

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SpaceGhostPurrp is the latest artist to record a live performance as part of the label's ongoing 4AD Sessions series.

A recent addition to the roster, SpaceGhostPurrp put out Mysterious Phonk - a compilation of some of his early work and his first commercial release - back in June. Fleshing out most tracks and mastering them for the first time, he showed the wider world that not only was he...