Once good friends with the A$AP crew, SpaceGhostPurrp is frequently credited with engineering the moody, atmospheric aesthetic that the group has capitalized on. Purrp relishes the darkness, and he manages to tell a lot about himself by revealing very little. His music is deeply introspective and bleakly isolationist, which further informs his sinister tone. His aggressive lyrics are, in one respect, played out and worn, but the overall effect is surprisingly sophisticated and fresh. Purrp's debut album, Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp, is off the beaten path, but his earlier music sounds at times like it was recorded on an airport runway, and he creates effects that don't seem possible.


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