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Birth name Markese Rolle
Born (1991-04-01) April 1, 1991 (age 24)[1][2]
Origin Miami, Florida
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer
Years active 2010–present[3]
Labels 4AD Records[4]
Associated acts Odd Future, Metro Zu, Key Nyata, Three 6 Mafia, DJ Smokey, Juicy J,

Markese Rolle (born April 1, 1991), better known by his stage name SpaceGhostPurrp, is an American rapper and producer from Miami, Florida, and is the founder of the hip hop group Raider Klan (stylized RVIDXR KLVN). He gathered a following in the underground hip hop scene through mixtapes, producing, and his work with other underground artists. He has produced tracks for Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Juicy J and Project Pat.[5] On June 12, 2012, his debut album was released, which was titled Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp.


1991–2004: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

SpaceGhostPurrp was born Markese Rolle on April 1, 1991, in Carol City, Florida, in Uptown Miami.[6] He began rapping at age 7 and producing at age 13, attended Silver Trail Middle School in Pembroke Pines and Everglades High School in Miramar.[5][7] He began skateboarding frequently in high school[8] and later on decided that he wanted to pursue a career in music and worked to graduate from high school early. His early music releases on YouTube were stylized under the moniker "Muney Jordan", and "MJ23" (in reference to Michael Jordan and his jersey number).

2012–13: Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp[edit]

In early 2012 SpaceGhostPurrp signed a one-off record deal with British indie label 4AD and began remixing tracks from his earlier mix tapes for his debut album. Most of his early songs feature samples from sources such as train whistles, female porn stars, and drops from the soundtrack of the Mortal Kombat video game, as well as other video game series.[8] In addition to his own songs, he also produces beats for other artists (mostly those in the Raider Klan), but has made beats for other people as well. He produced one track titled T.A.P. for Taylor Allderdice, a mix tape by Wiz Khalifa as well as "Keep it G" & "Pretty Flacko" for A$AP Rocky.

His debut album, titled Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp, was released on June 12, 2012, and consists of mostly remixed tracks from previous mixtapes. He occasionally works with rapper Juicy J and has produced a number of tracks from Juicy J's "Blue Dream and Lean". He also guest stars on Juicy J's "Deez Bitches Rollin" with rapper fellow Speakz. SpaceGhostPurrp also featured on Domo Genesis's & The Alchemist's debut collaboration album "No Idols" on the track "Daily News" (also featuring Earl Sweatshirt & Action Bronson), as well as Freddie Gibbs' "Kush Cloud" along with Krayzie Bone. SpaceGhostPurrp revealed in an interview [9] that there is an upcoming project between him and rap group Odd Future, which has supported him by playing his music at shows since he released the mixtape Blvcklvnd Rvdix 66.6. SpaceGhostPurrp also revealed that along with Odd Future, hip-hop legend GZA of Wu-Tang Clan has asked him for beats, as well as rappers Smoke DZA and Mac Miller.[10]

On July 16, 2012, SpaceGhostPurrp began his first tour with hardcore punk band Trash Talk. The mini-tour lasted July 16 to 23—performing four shows in California, one in Oregon, and two in Washington. His song "The Black God" was named #46 on Pitchfork's 50 best songs of 2012 list.[11] He also performed in Miami during Ultra Music Festival on March 17, 2013 alongside fellow Raider Klan members Yung Simmie and Klan Rico.[12]

2014–present: IntoXXXicated and Mixtapes[edit]

On January 19, 2014, SpaceGhostPurrp released a compilation project titled 58 Blunts Of Purrp, consisting of his own songs, hard to find tracks, and some he either produced or had a feature on.[13] On February 28, 2014, SpaceghostPurrp released an 18-track mixtape titled BMW 2: Intoxxxicated, which included no features and returned to the lo-fi sound of his earlier mixtapes. Shortly after he released a slightly different version of BMW 2: Intoxxxicated that had tempos of certain songs changed, and while the overall sound quality was slightly improved it still retained much of the lo-fi qualities as before. [14] A few months after this it was mastered, had some tracks removed, as a well as an additional new track added, and released as an album on iTunes with physical copies being sold through the Raider Klan merch site under the name IntoXXXicated.[15][16]

Early in 2015, SpaceGhostPurrp released two new projects, the first of which was titled "Dark Angel Project Vol. 1" and released on January 13th.[17] The second project, a 5 track mixtape called "Money Mendoza" was released on January 25th. [18] ece Later that year, SpaceGhost left Miami, severing most remaining ties in that city, and moved to Atlanta, where he has reportedly made music with artists such as OG Maco and Father. However, he has also been involved in a feud with rapper RichPoSlim, who is signed to, and a member of, Father's group/label Awful Records.

In April of 2015, SGP released another 2 mixtapes. One titled simply "Dark Angel", it being an extended version of the EP released earlier that year, and the other titled "P Y R O Era", consisting mostly of loose tracks released in 2014 and 2015.

On the 9th of May, SpaceGhostPurrp announced a new mixtape called "The Richest Revenge" was set to be released through his Instagram account.


SpaceGhostPurrp has listed many artists as an influence, which include Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, 1017 Brick Squad,[19] Three 6 Mafia, UGK, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Eazy-E, Tupac, and DJ Screw.[20]

He has collaborated with many of his influences, namely Juicy J on his mixtape "Blue Dream & Lean" released in 2012. SpaceGhostPurrp often attributes his dark "phonk" sound to the dangerous and violent environment he grew up around in Carol City which he refers to as "Blackland", linking it with his references to hell, and the satanic symbolism in his critically acclaimed mixtape "Blackland Radio 66.6". He as well as other Raider Klan members have made references to the shooting of Trayvon Martin, he made a tribute song titled "No Evidence" which was released on his album "Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp" which was distributed with his 4AD record deal.

SpaceGhostPurrp has also stated he is a big fan of extreme metal bands such as Meshuggah. Around early April 2015, SpaceGhostPurrp disbanded Raider Klan, with the ending of Yung Simmie's contract to Raider Klan Records. He is collaborating with Black Money World and Rubber Band Money Gang. He is yet to release Blackland Radio 66.6 II. [21]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp (2012)
  • Tales From The Underground (w/ Raider Klan) (2013)
  • IntoXXXicated (2014)
  • Nasa Gang (Remastered) (2014)


  • Lost Tapes 1991–93 (2010)
  • Lost Tapes 1994–96 (2010)
  • Lost Tapes 1997–2000 (2011)
  • RVIDXXR KLVN Presents : 2.7.5. Greatest Hits Vol.1 (w/ Raider Klan) (2012)
  • BLACK MONEY WORLD BRK Greatest Hits Vol.2 : Collector's Edition (w/ Raider Klan) (2013)
  • Best Of S.G.P. : Sizzurp Tape (2013)
  • 58 Blunts of Purrp (2014)


  • Dark Angel Project Part 1. (2015)


  • NASA The Album (2010)
  • Blvcklvnd Rvdix 66.6 (1991) (2011)
  • GOD OF BLACK | GXX XX BXXXK EP Vol. 1 (2012)
  • BMW (Black Man's Wealth) EP (2012)
  • The Winter's Mine (2013)
  • BMW II: IntoXXXicated (2014)
  • Money Mendoza (2015)
  • Dark Angel (2015)
  • P Y R O Era (2015)
  • The Richest Revenge (2015)


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