SpaceGhostPurrp

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SpaceGhostPurrp
SpaceGhostPurrp in 2017.jpg
SpaceGhostPurrp in 2017
Background information
Birth nameMarkese Money Rolle
Also known as
  • Muney Jordan
  • SGP
  • Purrp
  • Icee
  • Vamp Money
  • Messiah Benz
Born (1991-04-01) April 1, 1991 (age 27)[1][2]
Miami, Florida, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Years active2008–present
Labels
  • Raider Klan Records
  • Yeah We On Entertainment (current)
  • 4AD (former)[3]
Associated acts

Markese Money Rolle (born April 1, 1991), known professionally as SpaceGhostPurrp, is an American rapper and record producer from Miami, Florida. He was 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 had produced tracks for Wiz Khalifa, Robb Banks, ASAP Mob, Lil Uzi Vert, Juicy J & Lil Tracy.[4] On June 12, 2012, his debut studio album Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp was released.

Early life[edit]

SpaceGhostPurrp was born Markese Money Rolle on April 1, 1991, in the neighborhood of Carol City in Miami, Florida.[5] He began rapping at age 5 and producing at age 13, attended Silver Trail Middle School in Pembroke Pines and Everglades High School in Miramar.[4][6] He is of Bahamian and Cuban descent.

Music career[edit]

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

In high school, Rolle began skateboarding frequently[7] but later decided that he wanted to pursue a career in music. He worked to graduate from high school early. His early music releases on his YouTube channel Spaceeghostpurrpmj23[8] were stylized under the moniker "Muney Jordan". Throughout the summer of 2010 & 2011, Rolle released a series of visuals that included 70/80s soul-train aesthetics which included purrped & chopped songs. Rolle formed hip-hop collective Raider Klan in 2008 along with Dough Dough Da Don, Kadafi, Muney Junior, and Jitt. Jitt died in 2010. SpaceGhostPurrp recruited various rap artists to Raider Klan, including Denzel Curry, Yung Simmie, Nell, Chris Travis, Xavier Wulf, Rell, Amber London, and Key Nyata, among many others.

At the tail end of 2010 and early 2011, Rolle began collaborating with Lil Ugly Mane which led to Lil Ugly mane doing the artwork for several of his tapes including Purpped and chopped, Blackland Radio 66.6, Trilluminatti and more. Around that same time, Rolle began dropping many singles on YouTube for his Blackland Radio 66.6 mixtape.

After Blackland Radio 66.6 was released on May 1, 2011, a few weeks later Rolle announced he was working on four mixtapes that were all to be released in 2011 called MIND OF PURRP, Trillumanatti EP, BLVCK MVRDOC, and a collaboration project with Mishka NYC called SON OF EYE. Rolle dropped singles for all these tapes but the mixtapes were never released. It is arguable Trilluminatti EP is an official release because Rolle released four singles for it.[9] In the summer of 2011, Rolle was also working with fellow rappers [[Speak!]] and [[Juicy J]].] Rolle went to NY in August 2011 to live and work with members from the ASAP Mob. In October 2011, Rolle announced he was working on a mixtape called GOD OF BLVCK. He released multiple singles for the tape including God of black, Dont give a damn and Blvck on Blvck 1995 which never made it on the tape. This mixtape later dropped in February 2012

2012–2013: Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp[edit]

In early 2012 Rolle 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. Rolle 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. Rolle revealed in an interview [10] 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, Rolle 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.[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]

2014–2015: Intoxxxicated and other projects[edit]

On January 19, 2014, Rolle 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.[13] On February 28, 2014, Rolle 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. Subsequently, 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.[14] A few months later it was remastered, had some tracks removed, a new track added, and released as an album on iTunes under the name IntoXXXicated.[15]

Early in 2015, Rolle released two new projects, the first of which was titled Dark Angel and released on January 13.[16] The second project, a 5-track EP called Money Mendoza was released on January 25.[17]

Later that year, Rolle left Miami, and moved to Atlanta, where he has reportedly made music with artists such as OG Maco and Father.

In April 2015, Rolle 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. Rolle was uncredited by the producer resulting in a minor conflict via Twitter which was soon resolved peacefully.

2016–present: Blackland Radio 66.6 2 and 3[edit]

On May 9, 2016, Rolle released a mixtape entitled Blackland Radio 66.6 Pt. 2. exclusively on Datpiff. He had stated that he had plans to release subsequent volumes under Part 2, but eventually opted to skip straight to the release of Blackland Radio 3 on March 4, 2018.

As 2016 concluded, Tiny Mix Tapes recognized Rolle 's Black Money Boys Death Row (BMB) collective as one of its favorite labels for 2016, noting that:[18]

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, Rolle signed a deal with label Yeah We On Entertainment, LLC, with the label distributing previously released works by SpaceGhostPurrp under its name.[19]

Influences[edit]

SpaceGhostPurrp has listed many artists as an influence, which include Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Poison Clan, Paris,[20] Three 6 Mafia, UGK, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Eazy-E, 2Pac, and DJ Screw.[21]

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.

Controversies[edit]

In late 2011, ASAP Yams, an A&R artist and co-founder of the then-independent ASAP Mob artist collective, discovered Rolle and his music through Tumblr. Yams told Rolle he enjoyed his Blackland Radio 66.6 mixtape and invited him to join up with ASAP Mob in New York City. Rolle began producing music for ASAP Rocky who was a big fan of Rolle's music, including "Keep it G" from Rocky's breakout mixtape, Live. Love. A$AP.[22] Rolle and ASAP Mob remained friends until Rolle had an argument with ASAP Twelvyy on Twitter in December 2011. This led to Rocky dissing Raider Klan on a song called "Yao Ming (Remix)". That release from Rocky furthered the Twitter fight between Rolle and ASAP Mob, but the fight was short lived when other ASAP Mob members spoke for Rolle's sake. About a week afterward, Rocky dropped "Pretty Flacko" as a shout-out to the Trillwave genre and SpaceGhostPurrp. Rolle and ASAP Mob members were on good terms again up until April 2012 when ASAP Mob played an unreleased SpaceGhostPurrp track at Coachella, leading to another short-lived argument ending on bad terms, this time between Rolle and ASAP Yams. Through the rest of 2012 and early 2013, ASAP Mob used some of Rolle's music production without giving him credit to make the tracks "I Need Money" (which later became "Max Julien") and "Suddenly" by ASAP Rocky. The feud was quiet and they seemed to be on good terms until former Raider Klan member Stoops was assaulted by ASAP Twelvyy[23] in June 2012. This caused the feud between Rolle and Twelvyy to reach its peak and eventually extend to the entirety of Raider Klan and ASAP Mob. The feud quickly turned physical in November 2012 when affiliates of Raider Klan alongside Rolle attacked members of ASAP Mob outside Miami. This led to ASAP Nast calling the police and Rolle being arrested.[24][25] In March 2013, Rolle and affiliates once again attacked ASAP Mob in their home city of New York.[26] The feud quickly began to die down in terms of aggression and took to social media. According to SpaceGhostPurrp, the feud with ASAP Mob was resolved before the death of ASAP Yams in 2015, but ASAP Bari prevented SpaceGhostPurrp and ASAP from reuniting, thus perpetuating the conflict.[23]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Larry Bird Season (2014)
  • Dark Angel (2015)
  • Money Mendoza (2015)
  • Richest Revenge (as Money Mendoza) (2015)
  • Purrple Haze (2016)
  • Messiah Benz (as Messiah Benz) (2016)
  • Qream (2017)
  • Florida Baby (2017)
  • BAL HARBOUR (2018)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • NASA: The Mixtape (2010)
  • Purpped & Chopped (2011)
  • 420 Purrped & Chopped (2011)
  • Blackland Radio 66.6 (2011)
  • Club NASA (1995) (2011)
  • Loose Ends (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)
  • Angry America (2017)
  • Miami Stick Drill (2017)
  • Blackland Radio Vol. 3: M.I.A.M.I. (2018)
  • Vampire Life The Mixtape (Free Jim Jones Mixtape) (2018)

Compilations[edit]

  • NASA Underground - Lost Tapes: 1991–'93 (2010)
  • NASA Underground - Lost Tapes: 1994–'96 (2010)
  • NASA Underground - Lost Tapes: 1997–2000 (2011)
  • Nate Dogg Purrped & Chopped (2011)
  • Raider Klan - Phuck Zimmerman Mixx (2012)
  • 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)

Instrumental Tapes[edit]

  • The Winter's Mine (2013)
  • Dark Angel Instrumentals (2015)

Guest appearances[edit]

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 Freestyle" 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
''Flexin'' Robb Bank$, Neva Bitch, Yung Lean N/A
"Picture Me" 2015 Lofty305 Cokeyshoresmotosports Vol. 1

Production discography[edit]

2011[edit]

Lil Ugly Mane - Doing Badass Improvisational Stuff Rag For Piano
  • "Throw Dem Gunz (2011 unreleased rough unfinished first demo version)"
A$AP Rocky - LIVE.LOVE.A$AP
  • 09. "Keep It G" (featuring Chace Infinite and SpaceGhostPurrp)
Sortahuman - Lysergic Bliss
A$AP Ant -
  • "BLVCK TVPE (featuring Spaceghostpurrp)"
A$AP Twelvyy -
  • "Dope Sample"
Sortahuman - Stonergang
  • 01. "The Anthem"
  • 02. "Early Morning" (featuring Dizzy D and J.K. The Reaper)
  • 05. "Where They Do That At"
  • 12. "Nothin But The Best" (featuring Dizzy D)

2012[edit]

A$AP Rocky -
  • "Pretty Flacko"
Denzel Curry - King of the Mischievous South, Vol. 1
  • 02. "Headcrack"
  • 04. "Phantazm '96"
  • 05. "Gankin 1993-1995" (featuring J.K. The Reaper)
  • 15. "Raider Klan Phonk Freestyle" (featuring Ruben Slikk and SpaceGhostPurrp)
Yung Simmie - G Funk Resurrection 1993-1995
  • 11. "Captain Planet (Rvidxr Klvn Purrp Tribute ‘94)"
Wiz Khalifa - Taylor Allderdice
J.K. The Reaper - Ill Life
  • 15. "Gankin'" (featuring Denzel Curry)
  • 17. "Son of Sam"
Amber London - 1994 EP
  • 07. "Low MF Key"
Metro Zu - HEAVEN
  • 07. "Cyberpunk Phonk"
Robb Banks -
  • "Look Like Basquiat" (produced with Rah)
Denzel Curry - Strictly 4 My R.V.I.D.X.R.Z.
  • 11. "Headcrack" (featuring Yung Simmie)
  • 13. "Ridin n Da Back" (featuring Amber London and Xavier Wulf)
  • 16. "Son of Sam (Fang Tribute)"
  • 17. "Headcrack Remix" (featuring Yung Simmie and Young Renegade)
Juicy J - Blue Dream & Lean Reloaded
Robb Banks -
  • "Refined"
Denzel Curry -
  • "Mystical Virus Pt. 2"
Knocka -
  • "Watch Out"
A$AP TyY-
  • "Ryder Shit"

2013[edit]

A$AP Rocky - LONG.LIVE.A$AP
Chris Travis - Side Effects
  • 03. "Diamonds Pt. 2"
Chris Travis - K.O.T.U. Greatest Hits
  • 24. "Anything You Wanna Do"
Grandmilly - BVNDVNVZ II
  • 14. "Zombies"
Gangsta Boo -
  • "Vibin’"
Dough Dough Da Don - Century of a Raider
  • 08. "Know Bout Me" (featuring SpaceGhostPurrp as Muney Jordan) (produced as Muney Jordan)
Denzel Curry -
  • "Live This Shit"
Yung Simmie - Shut Up and Vibe Vol. 1
  • 15. "Disrespect" (featuring SpaceGhostPurrp)
Nell - The Revolution '94
  • 13. "The Outro"
Lil Champ FWAY -
  • "Graveyard Shift" (featuring Yung Simmie and Denzel Curry)
Robb Banks - Tha City
  • 01. "Flex (City)" (produced with Nuri)
  • 02. "KDia (CT)" (featuring Phlo Finister) (produced with Nuri)
  • 04. "All The Way Live (Ft. Lauderdale)" (produced with Nuri)
  • 05. "Counted (LA)" (produced with Nuri)
  • 08. "Changed (Miami)" (featuring Lofty305) (produced with Nuri and Freebase)
  • 11. "Broward County Legend (Coral Springs)"
Black Smurf -
  • "Pretty Thuggin"
Da Mafia 6ix - 6ix Commandments

2014[edit]

Lil Uzi Vert - Purple Thoughtz EP Vol. 1
  • 02. "White Shit"
Nell - Vice City
  • 11. "Bust Ya Head Open" (featuring T-Rone, Big Bo, and Denzel Curry)
  • 12. "Breaker Breaker"
Black Kray -
  • "Lil Rari"
Goth Money Records - Goth Money Tech Palms For The 99-2005
  • 03. "Goth Money World" (performed by Black Kray featuring SpaceGhostPurrp)
Chris Travis - Silence of Me Eternally
  • 04. "Just Ashin"

2015[edit]

Kane Grocerys - 777
  • 02. "Taliban World" (featuring Black Kray)
Robb Banks - Year of the Savage
  • 11. "2PhoneShawty"
Amber London -
  • "Addicts"
ThouxanbandFauni -
  • "Nue Nue II (NUER) (Feat. RixkyB@NDS)"

2016[edit]

Cursed - 6 Shots
  • 01. "6 Shots"
Chxpo x Black Kray
  • So Icey Goth La Flexico's"
Syringe -
  • "Black Lips Rigging Shit"

2017[edit]

Chxpo -
  • "Demon"
SpookyLi - ICX CRXVM DXMON 1.8
  • All eight tracks produced by SpaceGhostPurrp
SpookyLi -
  • "Sub-Zero"
5G - LOR5TH
  • 13. "Different States"
Lil Tracy -
  • "Danglin"
SpookyLi - Underworld EP
  • All five tracks produced by SpaceGhostPurrp, Track 5 remixed by BMB Loko Los
Diamondsonmydick - Bloodrayne
  • 03. "Bloodrayne"
KirbLaGoop - Trapped In Da 100
  • 05. "Jaw Lock"

2018[edit]

Marcy Mane and WifiGawd - MOETOWN
  • 08. "Holditdownmoe" (performed by Phlegm and Marcy Mane)
TrippJones - Machine Smoke
  • 12. "MachineDream" (featuring Morgue!)
Black Kray and FHN Mook - Depressed Shooter
  • 05. "Semi"
AGoff - Trap Files 10
  • 06. "I'm Not Free"

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