SpaceGhostPurrp - 'Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles Of SpaceGhostPurrp'
Remarkably dark and original
If there was a hip-hop equivalent of Literary Review’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award, ‘Suck A Dick 2012’ from SpaceGhostPurrp’s debut album would be right up there. “[i]Shorty know how to clean, thoroughly and deeper/Back and forth, lovin’ her vacuum cleaner[/i]” he explains in his hushed and hyper-masculine tones, before adding: “[i]Baby I love your face, you use it well/Suck on my dick, suck on my dick, fuck 2012[/i]”. Thing is, if you can get past the hardcore rap misogyny, much of ‘Mysterious Phonk’ – the first official collection of tunes from Miami rapper Purrp’s career – is bloody weird and deeply unsettling. An obsession with sex that’s rarely heard outside Lil Wayne albums is combined with the woozy sizzurp lilt of A$AP Rocky (a man SpaceGhost performs live with and produces tracks for) and his own stunningly sinister devil’s whisper delivery to create something remarkably dark and original.
Record label: 4AD
Release date: 11 Jun, 2012