On June 12, 4AD will make available the debut commercial release from South Florida producer & MC, SpaceGhostPurrp. Entitled Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp, the record compiles both new + old material, tracking the early years of this intoxicating prodigal talent.
Hailing from Miami, FL, SpaceGhostPurrp, was born on April 1st, 1991; a date that has subsequently become known to him & 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 + DJ Screw - revealing him as a true connoisseur of the gloriously weird & 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 & visceral, his productions syrup-thick, schizophrenic & 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 + 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, & one that brings new shadows with it too.
In advance of the album’s release, an edit of a brand new track, “No Evidence”, is available to download below. The full version will appear on the album.