SpaceGhostPurrp

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SpaceGhostPurrp
Birth name Markese Rolle
Also known as
  • Muney Jordan
  • Purrple Haze
  • God of Black
  • Mack Named Purrp
  • Messiah Benz
  • Black God
  • Icee
  • SpvcxGhxztPvrrp
Born (1991-04-01) April 1, 1991 (age 26)[1][2]
Miami, Florida, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Years active 2008–present
Labels
  • Yeah We On (current)
  • 4AD (former)[3]
Associated acts

Markese Rolle (born April 1, 1991), better known by his stage name SpaceGhostPurrp, is an American rapper and record producer from Miami, Florida. He is the founder of the American hip hop group Raider Klan. Rolle 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, Robb Banks, ASAP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert, Juicy J, and Project Pat.[4] On June 12, 2012, his debut studio album Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp was released.

Early life[edit]

SpaceGhostPurrp was born Markese Rolle on April 1, 1991, in Carol City, Florida, in Uptown Miami.[5] 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.[4][6]

Music career[edit]

2008–2011: Beginnings and Blackland Radio 66.6[edit]

In high school, began skateboarding frequently [7] 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). SpaceGhostPurrp formed hip hop collective Raider Klan in 2008 along with fellow members Dough Dough Da Don, Kadafi, Muney Junior and Jitt. After Jitt's death in 2010, Purrp began to further pursue his career in music, later dropping Blackland Radio 66.6 in 2011. Raider Klan eventually gathered various prominent rap artists nationwide such as Denzel Curry, Yung Simmie, Nell, Chris Travis, Xavier Wulf, Eddy Baker, Amber London, and Key Nyata, among many others.

2012–2013: 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.[7] 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 mixtape by Wiz Khalifa as well as "Keep it G" & "Pretty Flacko" for ASAP 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 worked with rapper Juicy J and has produced a number of tracks from Juicy J's "Blue Dream & 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 [8] 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 BLACKLAND RADIO 66.6.

On July 16, 2012, SpaceGhostPurrp began his first tour with hardcore punk band Trash Talk. The mini tour lasted from July 16 to 23rd - 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.[9] He also performed in Miami during Ultra Music Festival on March 17, 2013 alongside fellow Raider Klan members Yung Simmie and Klan Rico.[10]

2014–2015: Intoxxxicated and other projects[edit]

On January 19, 2014, SpaceGhostPurrp released a compilation titled 58 Blunts of Purrp, consisting of his own songs, hard to find tracks, and some he either produced or had a feature on.[11] On February 28, 2014, SpaceghostPurrp released an 18-track mixtape called B.M.W. 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 "B.M.W. 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.[12] A few months after this it was mastered, had some tracks removed, as well as an additional new track added, and released as an album on iTunes under the name IntoXXXicated.[13]

Early in 2015, SpaceGhostPurrp released two new projects, the first of which was titled Dark Angel and released on January 13.[14] The second project, a 5-track EP called Money Mendoza was released on January 25.[15]

Later that year, SpaceGhostPurrp 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.

In April 2015, SpaceGhostPurrp released two compilations. One titled VENENO, it being an extended version of the EP released earlier that year, and the other titled "PYRO Era", consisting mostly of loose tracks released in 2014 and 2015.

On the 9th of May, a new EP called Richest Revenge under the moniker, Money Mendoza, was released through his Instagram account.

In May 2015, Raider Klan released Raider Klan Records: The Mixtape which featured some production and vocals from SpaceGhostPurrp.

On June 24, 2015, Dej Loaf released a song featuring Young Thug titled "Shawty", co-produced by Young Roc which featured a sample of the song "RAIDER PRAYER"'s instrumental off of SpaceGhostPurrp's album Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SPACEGHOSTPURRP. Purrp was uncredited by the producer resulting in a minor conflict via Twitter which was soon resolved peacefully.

2016–present: Blackland Radio 66.6 Pt. 2 and new label[edit]

On May 9th, 2016, SpaceGhostPurrp released a mixtape entitled Blackland Radio 66.6 Pt. 2. exclusively on Datpiff. He has stated that he had plans to release subsequent volumes under Part 2, but more recently has noted he may skip straight to the release of a Blackland Radio 3.

As 2016 concluded, Tiny Mix Tapes recognized SpaceGhostPurrp's Black Money Boys Death Row (BMB) collective as one of its favorite labels for 2016, noting that:[16]

BMB’s sound is a sinister twist on the MySpace-era material churned out by Soulja Boy and Lil B, tinged with Glo Gang’s hazy drill hedonism. Affiliates’ discographies are often spread across multiple SoundCloud accounts, hosted by friends, buried in prolific back catalogues, and are sometimes deleted days after their conception. To follow BMB Death Row is to keep their web presence under constant surveillance or risk missing out on a clutch new cut.

In early 2017, SpaceGhostPurrp signed a deal with label Yeah We On Entertainment, LLC, with the label distributing previously released works by SpaceGhostPurrp under its name.[17]

In May of 2017, he confirmed an upcoming EP with fellow artist Lil Tracy, and teased another with frequent collaborator Black Kray.

Influences[edit]

SpaceGhostPurrp has listed many artists as an influence, which include Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Purple Slime,[18] Three 6 Mafia, UGK, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Eazy-E, 2Pac, and DJ Screw.[19]

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, and he has made a tribute song titled "No Evidence" which was released on his album "Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp". SpaceGhostPurrp has also stated he is a big fan of extreme metal bands such as Meshuggah.

His name is derived from that of the central character of the 1994 parody talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Dark Angel (2015)
  • Money Mendoza (2015)
  • Richest Revenge (as Money Mendoza) (2015)
  • Purrple Haze (2016)
  • Messiah Benz (as Messiah Benz) (2016)
  • Qream (2017)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • NASA: The Mixtape (2010)
  • Purpped & Chopped (2011)
  • Club NASA (1995) (2011)
  • Blackland Radio 66.6 (2011)
  • God of Black (2012)
  • B.M.W. (2012)
  • Tales from the Underground: The Album (with Raider Klan) (2013)
  • The Winter's Mine (2013)
  • B.M.W. 2: IntoXXXicated (2014)
  • NASA Gang (Remastered) (2014)
  • Raider Klan Records: The Mixtape (with Raider Klan) (2015)
  • Winter's Mine 2 (2015)
  • Winter's Mine 3 (2015)
  • Blood Red Moet (2016)
  • Overkill (2016)
  • Blackland Radio 66.6, Pt. 2: Episode 1 (2016)
  • Winter's Mine 4 (2017)

Compilations[edit]

  • NASA Underground - Lost Tapes: 1991–'93 (2010)
  • NASA Underground - Lost Tapes: 1994–'96 (2010)
  • NASA Underground - Lost Tapes: 1997–2000 (2011)
  • 275 - Greatest Hits (with Raider Klan) (2012)
  • BRK - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: Collector's Edition (with Raider Klan) (2013)
  • Best of SGP: Sizzurp Tape (2013)
  • 58 Blunts of Purrp (2014)
  • Larry Bird Season (2014)
  • Veneno (2015)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Purple Swag: Chapter 2" 2011 ASAP Rocky, ASAP Nast Live. Love. ASAP
"Keep It G" ASAP Rocky, Chance Infinite
"Real Hustlers Don't Sleep" Juicy J, ASAP Rocky Blue Dream and Lean
"Deez Bitches Rollin'" Juicy J, Speak!
"Slap a Fat Bitch" 2012 Propr Boyz Prxpr Bxyz
"Raider Klan Phonk" Denzel Curry, Ruben Slikk King of the Mischievous South Vol. 1
"Mink Rug" Metro Zu Mink Rug
"Outro" Soulja Mook, Pouya, Denzel Curry, Lofty305, Yung Raw M.I.Alien
"The Daily News" Domo Genesis, Alchemist, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson No Idols
"Kush Cloud" Freddie Gibbs, Krayzie Bone Baby Face Killa
"Roaches" (Remix) ¡Mayday!, Cyhi the Prynce N/A
"Murder on My Mind" 2013 Da Mafia 6ix, Krayzie Bone, Bizzy Bone 6iX Commandments
"Picture Me" 2015 Lofty305 Cokeyshoresmotosports Vol. 1

Production discography[edit]

2011[edit]

Main Attrakionz - Blackberry Kush
  • 08. "Stoner Gang" (featuring Supa Sortahuman)
ASAP Rocky - Live. Love. ASAP
  • 09. "Keep It G" (featuring Chace Infinite and SpaceGhostPurrp)

2012[edit]

ASAP Rocky -
  • "Pretty Flacko"
Denzel Curry - King of the Mischievous South, Vol. 1
  • 02. "Headcrack"
  • 04. "Phantazm '96"
Wiz Khalifa - Taylor Allderdice

2013[edit]

ASAP Rocky - Long. Live. ASAP

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

Robb Banks - Year of the Savage
  • 11. "2PhoneShawty"

2016[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SpaceGhostPurrp. 4AD. Retrieved on November 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Fri, Crossfade. (June 8, 2012) Best of Miami 2012 – Best Solo Musician: SpaceGhostPurrp. Blogs.miaminewtimes.com. Retrieved on November 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "A$AP Rocky vs. SpaceGhostPurrp". June 29, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Act Like U Know: SpaceGhostPurrp". March 22, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/AdmireAndrea/status/336314368289562624. Retrieved May 22, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Thrasher Exclusive: Interview with SpaceGhostPurrp as SXSW". March 29, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ "SpaceGhostPurrp talks new sound, new album". June 18, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ 46. SpaceGhostPurrp "The Black God" — The 50 Best Songs of 2012. Complex (December 11, 2012). Retrieved on November 4, 2013.
  10. ^ SpaceGhostPurrp Talks Drugs: "That Molly Strong As Hell". YouTube. Retrieved on November 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Mixtape Not Found". Datpiff.com. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  12. ^ "Mixtape Not Found". Datpiff.com. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - IntoXXXicated by SpaceGhostPurrp". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  14. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150128172107/http://spaceghostpurrp.bandcamp.com/album/dark-angel-project-part-1. Archived from the original on January 28, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "Mixtape Not Found". Datpiff.com. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  16. ^ "2016: Favorite Labels". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Yeah We On Entertainment, LLC. - Artists & Releases – artistxite.co.uk". artistxite. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "SpaceGhostPurrp Talks 4AD Signing, Cee-Lo Collaboration". March 26, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  19. ^ "SpaceGhostPurrp". Retrieved June 29, 2012. 

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