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Spaceghostpurrp on Being Compared to Odd Future, Not Dissing the Taylor Gang, and Why Miami is Satan's Playground
Two months ago, Miami rapper and producer Spaceghostpurrp 's YouTube channel registered a few hundred views. But one dip into the then-nineteen-year-old's world of viscous sound waves had us hooked: It sounds as though he's sunk a creaky, abandoned arcade into a sea of thickened cough syrup. Yet just as easily, he rockets you out of that ominous oblivion with the kind of ricocheting bass lines born only in the South.
We were so excited we had to write about him. We weren't alone–in early April, Odd Future's Syd tha Kyd began playing his music before their shows, and now his name is all over your Twitter timeline. We called him and got this interview :
LA WEEKLY: Your rise has been crazy. The rapper Speak played you for me, I had to find you immediately, and within a few weeks, everybody was talking about you all the time.
SPACEGHOSTPURRP: Yeah. I think after your LA Weekly shit , people were curious. Like, “Who the fuck is this n*gga?”
Even though I wrote that post on March 29th, it's still getting hits–a lot of hits–almost two months later.
That's crazy, man. We gotta fuck it up when I get out there. Spaceghostpurrp is gonna search all these ancient lost places for these sounds that people never discovered, and he's gonna play them to hypnotize you. Get high, and listen to my shit. When you do that, I got you.
The optimum listening condition for Spaceghostpurrp's music is being high?
When you're sober, you're gonna like it. But when you're high–you know how when you watch a 3-D movie without the glasses? You put on the glasses, and what happens? It's like you're in the movie. When you're high, it's like, “I don't know who this n*gga is but I feel like he's rapping in my face right now, and it's tripping me out.” Even when I blow, and listen to my shit, I think, “I don't even remember making this shit! Is this me?”
This is gonna sound like a conspiracy theory, but after your YouTube videos were deleted, and then your Twitter page got deleted, I had this feeling that maybe you were this secret industry creation, not a real person.
Whaaaaat? (laughs) Naw, I'm just independent. You know how we do it in the South.
I treat my songs like clothes. I match all my clothes. So my beats gotta match my lyrics, and the way I rap gotta match the beat. That's why I sound different on every song. It's kinda throwing people off, like “Is this the same person?” But yes, it is me.
I put 666 [in the title of hist latest, Blackland Radio 66.6 ] not because Odd Future put 666, but because it's the mark of the beast. How many heads did the beast have? More than one. I am the mark of the beast. I have more than one head style. So it's deeper than rap. Rap is just the music.
I got my ear for music from my father, and I get my lyrical skills from my mother. She's from the '80s, she came up in the MC Lyte era.
When I was 13, I just started practicing on my bass lines, because I used to play the drums when I was in second grade. I knew about bass patterns, and the snares, and from there, my dad was on top of me when I was making music, saying, “ Your bass lines are crazy, your snares are popping, but you gotta have that sound that when a bitch hear that shit, they gonna be about to die.” And so every night, I'd stay up till 2 or 3 in the morning just finding crazy shit. 'Cause without bass, you ain't got shit. As long as you got that bass, that right sound, and the right flow, and then you switch it up on 'em, people are gonna be like, “Damn.”
This Raider Clan shit is about to get serious. On some Michael Jackson shit, like how he took over the world.
Raider Clan is a clan of skaters, hipsters, misunderstood kids who are considered weird to kids known as hypebeasts. A hypebeast is a kid who–put it like this: You know how you go to the hood, and the n*ggas in the hood gotta have their Air Force 1's, their dreads, their gold. They gotta look like somebody else instead of being themselves. Raider Clan is a clan of people who've had their hearts broken–been lied to, cheated on taken advantage of–and they were like, fuck this shit, I can't take it anymore. The only people I'm gonna be loyal to are the people who've been there for me. Everybody else gets the cold shoulder. The black heart is what Raiders have. That's why we wear black. You show people your weakness, and they're gonna turn around and give you they ass to kiss. Our black shades represent the blindness–I don't see them. The Raider hat is just to let a bitch know. Our uniform. We wear all black to represent our hearts.
So what broke your heart?
Well, I'm from Miami. This shit is … you ever been here before? People who haven't grown up in Miami, they're lucky. Miami is fucked up. If you wanna know who Satan really is, come live down here. Satan is in everybody down here. Satan ruined this shit; this is his playground. Everybody on yayo. Nobody wanna be shit here. They say they wanna do it, but they're not DOING shit. They wanna sit here and humiliate others, kill each other for no reason. The girls here are stuck up, rude, think they're the shit. The dudes here are confused, lost souls, weak minded, easily influenced, disloyal. You can't trust anybody here.
Is it because there's such a focus on the superficial in Miami?
It's wack. People think they're too cool. They don't take shit serious. The only n*gga doin' shit down here is Rick Ross. We all know that. We all know Rick Ross is not a drug dealer, but he's still making good music, so we don't give a fuck. We all know Brisco is a fake. We all know there's no way in hell Trick Daddy's coming back soon. JT Money, he's all right now, he's chillin'. Trina, she's washed up. What is she trying to do that's different? If she ain't fucking with me, she needs to go sit down. I've seen her so many times in the studio, and she doesn't wanna do anything. She'll know my name when she sees me on TV.
What's the reception of your music down there?
Some know about my shit, but some don't, because remember, it first got played in L.A. So it's just now hitting the east coast.
When did it first get played out here?
I think it was last year when I released that Nasa shit. I hated Nasa , but I support myself so much–I did Nasa at the last minute. There was a deadline at my studio; I only had three days to do it. So I had one week to write the whole ten songs, and three days to record it. So I rushed through that shit. But people still felt it, and I was like, ok, wait 'till they get to see what I really am.
How did you meet Kreayshawn?
We've been friends for three years. Of course we met through Twitter. I started following her, and she followed me back, and I was like, oh, shit! That's for real. Next thing you know, Lil B stopped fucking with her after that Nico shit , 'cause she didn't have some fight with Nico. I was like, what the fuck? Kreayshawn ain't even stand 5 feet.
Anyway, we could've had this Based tour–me, Kreayshawn, Lil B, Odd Future–that's money, you feel me?
I'm just speaking how I feel. I don't got a problem with Lil B–I don't know him. I fuck with his music. Like last year, on that Based shit. But all this I'm Gay Volume 3 ? I don't fuck with that shit; he can have that. Telling Kanye he gonna fuck him in the ass?
Lil B, I don't know him, people need to stop comparing me to him even though I fuck with the Based movement. People compare me to Tyler too! But what the fuck?
Tyler's music is heavier, more grounded. You have the perfect moniker. The influence of lean is unmistakable–spacey, weird, that deranged cartoon aspect. Yours is extraterrestrial, with more bounce, of course, being from the South–
You know Syd played “Suck a Dick” at a show of theirs I saw.
I saw the video of that show, and was like, shit, they swagged me out!
But again, your personalities, at least on Twitter, are really opposite–you reply to everybody, you retweet all your fans. You are a part of your people.
That's how all Aries are. We don't give a fuck; we love music. We put our awareness in our music. And without the fans you ain't shit. I fuck with Odd Future because that's how I'd be if I had a group of friends, but I don't hang with people like that. I keep my circle tight. But their shit is dope as fuck.
What happened with your Twitter ?
My stupid ass kept giving my email out to fans so they could give me beats, and my Twitter is linked to that email.
So this is when being a man of the people goes wrong?
I think it was a hater, I don't know. But I still came back and released Blackland . It was on Top 8 (on Dat Piff) for two days straight. My first official album hasn't even come out yet; I might put it out this summer. Nobody's heard my music yet–they've heard my rap songs.
Gotta ask you about Taylor Gang.
Awww, “Fuck Taylor Gang”? I used to fuck with Wiz Khalifa when How Fly came out, but I made my song to open the eyes of the youth–be yourself, fuck Taylor Gang, you're not him! Be yourself. You're not Wiz Khalifa. Ok? Stop wearing Chuck Taylors, dyeing your hair, smoking weed just because Wiz Khalifa is smoking weed.
Who are the hottest rappers out right now? Wiz and Tyler. Now, in my eyes, they are targets. Lyrically, I will run circles around Wiz. Tyler is creative but he doesn't have the problem I have.
The problem I have is that I'm my own target. I'm too busy trying to keep up with myself. I became an atheist back in 9th grade. I consider myself my own deity. I believe in myself. Now my mind, it's like I've got 12 brains when it comes to music.
But the difference is, I don't have what they have. They have opportunities to make albums and mixtapes. I don't stay in the hood anymore, but I don't have money like that. I don't have a studio in my house. Their opportunities are better than mine. But Tyler's rapping like a monster, with the crazy strings and piano sounds–that shit is dope. Tyler is the shit, and he knows it.
But when it comes to competition with an Aries, there is no competition. We are gods of war. When my album comes out, motherfuckers might mentally die after they listen to my shit. The music I'm gonna make is gonna be so fucking crazy–I made a song called “ Get Yah Head Bust .” It's like that, but crazier. I didn't want to make too much shit like that, 'cause people might've started a riot.
I'm not worried about anybody. I'm still gonna support them. But I'm gonna fuck your head up with my legs, confuse your brain cells and twist them.
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SpaceGhostPurrp Preps New Project With Odd Future
Much of the world let out a collective “who?” when A$AP Rocky ’s beyond-hyped LiveLoveASAP mixtape revealed multiple credits from SpaceGhostPurrp , both on the mic and behind the boards. But really, they were just catching up to folks already in the know.
SpaceGhost had previously released a flurry of lo-fi homemade mixtapes online, finding fans in high places, including Juicy J of Three-6 Mafia , Odd Future and Kreayshawn . And now he’s ready to cash in on his cosigns with his studio debut, Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp , which dropped last week via indie label 4AD.
But the album — comprised of higher-fi remakes of Space’s past material — is a departure from the purposefully distorted, unmixed music that he blew up off of.
“It’s basically all of the old s--t I made in the past for all my fans who wanted to hear my old music remastered,” the 21-year-old Miami native tells BET.com. “So I told them to vote and tell me their favorite songs that they wanted to be re-mastered, and I mastered it. That’s what it’s all about: high quality.”
The new approach should open up SpaceGhost’s quirky, murky, mysterious music, which draws heavily from ’90s rap, to new audiences. “My sound is the dark Miami sound,” SPG says. “Growing up I was listening to Three Six Mafia, N.W.A, all the West Coast folk, Down South folk, East Coast folk back in the ’90s — it elevated my whole craft.”
With these influences, it only makes sense that SPG linked up with A$AP, who doesn’t hide his love for Bone Thugs , Three-6 and other golden-era icons. “Me and Rocky linked up after he dropped ‘Purple Swag,’” he says. “It was like regular neighborhood s--t when you're in the studio with your n---as and y’all just all on the same vibe. Then we started doing shows and s--t just took off. People are big fans of us as a duo. He changed the game.”
Space also credits Odd Future, another crew of ’90s babies who channel the music of their infancy, as key early boosters of his music — and planned future collaborators. “Odd Future use to play my music at their tours and stuff,” he says. “Me and OF got love for each other, and we’re about to do some s--- soon. We’re not going to tell anybody when we’re going to drop it, but we’ll surprise people. I know people aren’t expecting it, but we’re going to kill them with it.”
The big plans, big moves and big records are a strange, new look for a rapper whose obscure pop-culture and religious references, muddy sound quality and horror-core influences made him an unlikely candidate for mainstream fame. But Space has never seen himself as just another kid with a microphone and a Twitter account. “I’m not a rapper who just comes out and makes one song and raps about the same s---,” he says. “I don’t want to be the best lyricist or none of that s—t, I’m a real artist.”
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Connecting the dots between the Odd Future style of underground and the dark sound of Three 6 Mafia's early work, SpaceGhostPurrp emerged in 2010. Coming from the Carol City community in Miami, the rapper/producer first gained an audience for his eerie brand of hardcore rap by posting random tracks to the Internet. In 2011, he released his successful Blvcklvnd Rvdix 66.6 mixtape, which featured guest shots from Main Attrakionz. Tracks with Smoke DZA and ASAP Rocky landed on his debut commercial release, The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp, which was issued in 2012 on the veteran indie label 4AD. ~ David Jeffries
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“IF YOU CAN’T BEAT THEM, JOIN THEM. IF YOU CAN’T JOIN THEM, KILL THEM. ALL” – Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All Tumblr (2012)
The roots of internet rap as we know it today were largely put down about a decade ago. At that time, Soulja Boy was dancing his way from YouTube to the Billboard charts to the history books with the release of “Crank That,” while Lil B was speeding up rap’s rate of consumption with his prolific output. Concurrently, Odd Future were forming around their de facto leader, Tyler, the Creator. Along with Spaceghostpurrp’s Raider Klan in South Florida and A$AP Mob out of New York, the California misfits were among the first collectives to be born of the social media era. If Lil B and Soulja Boy created a blueprint of how to leverage the internet into a rap career, Odd Future optimized it starting with their 2008 debut release The Odd Future Tape .
They saw ahead to a time when accessibility, lifestyle branding, and “content” are just as important as (if not more than) the music itself. Their very moral compass was connected to the world wide web, where trolling is the quickest way to build an audience. They followed in the footsteps of Wu-Tang Clan and their Wu Wear clothing line, realizing that a logo can be just as iconic as the artists behind it. Entrepreneurship translated into clothing, pop-up shops, stickers, and Adult Swim television shows . Streetwear brands, namely Supreme, were revitalized with their co-signs. “If your nigga had Supreme we was the reason he copped it,” Earl Sweatshirt asserts on 2015’s “ AM // Radio .” They made their own brands like Odd Future and later Tyler’s Golf Wang, their own fashion (“dressing like an Easter basket” as Earl once curmudgeonly tweeted ), and, essentially, their own micro culture.
They were neither the first alternative rappers nor the first shock rappers nor the first DIY rappers, but they were the first to parlay those qualities into sustainable careers that positioned them alongside cultural leaders. Recent years have seen the rise of punk-indebted rappers like Lil Uzi Vert and Juice WRLD, as SoundCloud has ushered in a sea of real-life undesirables riding a wave of distorted basslines and skittish flows. Both trends are inextricably linked to Odd Future. Their loud, freeform style and out-of-sync production equated to music that didn’t really have a region any more than it had a filter.
Their use of the internet to achieve virtual exposure and generate loyalty via transparency was the first of its kind to successfully scale barriers to mainstream fame. Years before social media apps like Instagram or Snapchat allowed people to feel like they had access to the behind-the-scenes happenings of their favorite artists, Odd Future let fans peer into their lives. They constantly updated their Tumblr and YouTube with photos and videos—of the collective working, skateboarding, eating, or simply just hanging out. The pseudo intimacy of these posts also helped them transcend from local friends to cult stars; they were a group where everyone was made to feel included, a family that brought in fans on the other side of the screen.
Tyler, the Creator, winner of the Best New Artist Award for “Yonkers,” poses during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images.
Odd Future was always the kind of collective that could make lightning strike twice. Their first act as a brash collective of adolescents eventually gave way to a second act as mature solo artists leading the new school. Initially, the sheer intensity of their manic adolescent expression incited an equally unhinged fanbase whose insatiable appetites for more music and chaos could never be sustained. After that rebellious introduction, though, what they left was a world built in their image: an already youthful genre now more carefree, popular black music that knows the rhythm of queerness and suburban angst, returned to collect on its whitewashed past. Taboo topics and attitudes were just another day in the studio for the collective, who were energized and, ultimately, canonized by their controversies.
As the group coalesced in the late 2000s, they realized something that no one else at that time did: disparate musical styles and identity politics could (and would) all exist within the same dialogue. Each member represented a distinct aesthetic and experience that both challenged shallow societal representations of blackness and strengthened their collective force.
There was Hodgy, the group‘s traditionalist, who, together with Left Brain, formed MellowHype and generated a warped style of aggro rap. Jet Age of Tomorrow—made of Matt Martians and Pyramid Vritra—created singular funk instrumentals while Domo Genesis offered hazy stoner raps. Syd, whose gauzy soul and proud queerness made her the group’s original black sheep, guided them through their heyday with her work behind the boards. There was Tyler and his baritone growl, the visionary who saw the world through tie-dye pastels and brash, shapeshifting music that rejected couth in its raw expression. Later, there was the lyrical virtuoso Earl Sweatshirt, with his propensity for melding syllables into stream-of-thought confessionals. And there was the most complicated member, Frank Ocean, whose subtle singer-songwriter style forever changed pop and R&B; he credits the group’s spirit with teaching him to not give a fuck and to control his own destiny, and music is so much better for it.
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Still, the present landscape of rap and R&B wasn’t quite so obvious when Odd Future mania reached its fever pitch around the start of this decade. Back then, artists like Kid Cudi and Drake were also actively laying the groundwork for what popular rap would ultimately become. In an early profile for The Wire in 2010, writer Andrew Nosnitsky described Odd Future as “too sacrilegious for the conscious rap sect, too noisy for the radio, too weird for the backpackers.” It was true. There was something fundamentally off about the Odd Future way of making music, how for so many it was repulsive and magnetic all at once. A trail of thinkpieces and hand-wringing followed their irreverent destruction of respectability and conventionalism. Once the dust had settled, they had built a platform where queer black artists like Syd and Frank Ocean, and later affiliates like producer Steve Lacy interact with and inform even pop culture’s most homophobic corners. Even Tyler, who once made people uneasy with how comfortable he felt to throw around slurs, used his latest album Flower Boy to make his most direct statements about his sexuality with declarations about “kissing white boys since 2004.”
Odd Future at VGX 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Spike.
For all of their prescience and ambition, the mentality that allowed Tyler and his cohorts their unruly creativity was also ill-informed from the start. An icky sense of elitism and essentialism showed up time and time again when Tyler explained his motivations. “In the black community, being different … is taboo. It’s like you can’t think outside the box in the black community,” he said in a 2011 interview with Spin , distancing himself from racial discourse. He doubled down in a 2014 FADER cover story : “Black people aren’t really open to things. I used to get called ‘white boy.’ I hated that shit. I’m in seventh grade in Inglewood, too white for the black kids, too black for the white kids.”
Of course, blackness isn’t monolithic, but it can often seem that way when it’s filtered through mainstream lenses. The disconnect between what you see validated and what you feel can be disorienting for those who build their relationship to their own blackness through pop culture’s representations. Odd Future’s world was one that felt, at once, like a place for pandering to anti-black white fantasies via juxtaposing their behavior in contrast to their peers as much as it did a safe haven for those who felt racially outcasted by nature of their hobbies (like skateboarding ), style (such as rocking Vans), and musical interests (like preferring metal to rap). But when Tyler speaks of his own influences, it’s not just music and shared tastes. It’s seeing someone go against the grain and win, the way it makes those who bear witness feel empowered to carve their own path as well. It’s bigger than music; it’s about a dream and feeling powerful enough to manifest it. When he raps “tell these black kids they can be who they are” on Flower Boy cut “Where These Flowers Bloom,” he’s seeking to unchain those who need it just as Pharrell’s In My Mind did for him before he started Odd Future.
Earl Sweatshirt performs during the Life is Beautiful festival in 2013. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images.
As each member has grown up and moved past their incendiary early work, they have been generally hush when it comes to clarifying the details of their varied relationships. That’s reasonable though. Their personal business is their own. What’s interesting is how they’ve also largely tried to separate themselves from the collective’s legacy. It’s not hard to understand why: They were teenagers acting like teenagers, and who doesn’t relate to that feeling of looking back at adolescent behavior and cringing? But it wasn’t for nothing. Today, the black musical landscape is arguably more liberated from its own expectations than it’s ever been. Artists are stretching and re-imagining genres—especially rap and R&B—to fit their personal tastes, and the role of this group of rowdy disruptors is hard to overstate. The Internet, whose current iteration includes Syd, Matt Martians, and Steve Lacy, blends jazz, funk, and R&B and were largely without peer at the time for their debut. Tyler’s raucous raps were tailor made for stage diving while Earl brought the lyrical confessional to new heights. Hip-hop may have initially set out to reject the status quo, but the rise of commercialism inevitably gave way to conformity. Odd Future spoke to the tradition of turning counterculture mainstream and shaking the table no matter the cost.
But more than clothing and cover stories, the collective’s greatest triumph is just being here in the present, still actively participating in the musical conversations they helped start. From the days of that first mixtape 10 years ago, or even when they wowed critics and fans in the years that followed, there was no indication these scatalogical teens would see such levels of notoriety, let alone the Grammy stages they dreamed of. (Tyler, the Creator, the Internet, and Frank Ocean have all earned nominations in recent years, with Channel Orange bringing home a trophy.) Like N.E.R.D. and Kanye West before them, masses of artists and fans alike found belonging and freedom in how Odd Future chose to create and live. Their legacy is one that demands we bask in complicated truths, reminding us that nurturing the parts that don’t fit is how any culture moves forward.
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In one of the weirder double-bills in recent memory, SGP’s Raider Klan will be setting off around the US with hardcore combo Trash Talk.
The charcoal-flecked Miami rapper (who also unveiled a new clip for ‘Osiris Of The East’ earlier today ) makes gloomy, introspective horrorcore. Trash Talk, meanwhile, produce abrasive hardcore music, and have worked with the likes of Steve Albini and Keith Morris. Admittedly, Trash Talk have some hip-hop pedigree: they became the first non-OFWGKTA signing to grace the books of Odd Future Records late last month. Still, we’d like to see a mosh-pit figuring out what to do when ‘Suck A Dick 2012’ comes on. The tour has been convened by IHeartComix [via Pitchfork ]
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