SpaceGhostPurrp
The NASA Tape


4.5
superb

Review

by Fort23 USER (29 Reviews)
August 15th, 2011 | 80 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Spaceghostpurrp blends an odd assortment of 90's nostalgia into a unique futuristic baby-making masterpiece!

In case you don’t know, Spaceghostpurrp is a Miami based producer/rapper who’s slowly building a dedicated following in the internet’s shadiest annals of underground rap discussion (Sputnikmusic.com/forums). He’s definitely a member of the new generation of rappers and producers who are testing the boundaries of the genre by warping them instead of extending them. And like his contemporaries, Purrp’s created a blend of normal influences into a style all his own.

Purrp’s flow combines Waka Flocka Flame’s simpleton street rhymes with some of the absurdist flavor that triggers Lil B’s chant songs, creating a series of hypnotic off the wall macho boasts covering money, lesbians, and drugs, specifically southern custom Purple Drank (“For The Love of Lean”). The closest thing Space really gets to anything resembling a Drake level of relationship advice is taken care of in the first line on “Spaceship” ( Spaceship, Spaceship/Bitch fu(i)(/i)ck relationships ). His voice is in the same pitch area that Lil B’s is, but his delivery lacks much of the Martian confidence Lil B wields, and instead sounds like a hungry rapper who still has time to trip. As a rapper, Space is no Shabazz Palaces. But on the best tracks his vocals flow seamlessly into the beats as if they’re another piece of the instrumental.

Which brings us to the beats, which, to be frank, fu(i)(/i)cking slam. They’re murky and lo-fi, but it’s for no aesthetic. These beats were made for a mix far beyond Purpp’s means back in 2010, but as it stands, the lo-fi sound gives the crunk and R&B styled samples a grimier feel to them than some of his contemporaries. The samples call back to mid 90’s Three 6 Mafia (one of Purpp’s biggest admitted influences), late 90’s R&B., and 80's soul. Perhaps most important are the excellently placed bass and drum patterns that elevate the songs into instant head nod euphoria, and owe a great debt to the late DJ Screw’s primordial Chopped & Screwed tapes. The bass drop in “Friday” can shatter your eardrums under headphones, and the car stereo rumble that “Sex, Money, And Drugs” pumps could fuck up your girlfriend’s favorite dubstep producer and make her cum on the seat.

The overall end result is a hypnotizing sound that oozes a woozy enchanting funk. The music itself has fucked me up before-being already fucked up actually focuses the music and puts your body into a sonic numb. Purrp utilizes fade-ins and fade-outs, obviously a cheap effect, but it’s a beautiful one when the spacey “Spaceship” slides into focus, amidst a melodramatic cloud of horns, silky keys, and grainy Mortal Kombat samples, which pop up everywhere on the tape.

In short, if you’re looking to get fucked up without medication, download this album. If you’re looking to elevate your medicated high until you can’t feel white anymore, download this album. Or if you just want to ****** out in your bedroom (kudos Steve Albini), download this album. SWAG.



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iFghtffyrdmns
August 15th 2011


7047 Comments


this can't be real.
but if it is
this can't be good.
I think you're lying.

Fort23
August 15th 2011


2475 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

shutup and download it

iFghtffyrdmns
August 15th 2011


7047 Comments


I'm trying to figure out which band name sucks more between this one and the review right after you.

The review's pretty good an all though. Concise and funny, works for me. If you wanna not have your dirty words get blocked out, do this:
fu(i)(/i)cking - except with the square brackets not parentheses.
#FREESPEECHSWAG

Fort23
August 15th 2011


2475 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

hey thanks!

iFghtffyrdmns
August 15th 2011


7047 Comments


sure thing.
just hate to see a man's cursing get shut down by the man

RosaParks
August 15th 2011


14924 Comments


wtf is this
sounds awesome

Fort23
August 15th 2011


2475 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

http://www.datpiff.com/SPACEGHOSTPURRP-MUNEY-JORDAN-SPACEGHOSTPURRPMUNEYJORDAN-PRESENTS-NASA-THE-MIX-mixtape.151911.html

get it. it's awesome

illmitch
August 17th 2011


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

space swag bitch
nigga nasa gang
futuristic bitch

Ire
October 17th 2011


41795 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

dem beatz

igloodude
February 22nd 2012


398 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Question: I have NASA PHONK1996. What is the difference between that and this? Is NASA PHONK1996 essentially a re-release of this?

Fort23
November 19th 2012


2475 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

yeah, its just a re-release

Calc
November 19th 2012


12249 Comments


should i get this?

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Fort23
November 19th 2012


2475 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

definitley. shit is straight crack.

sniper
February 23rd 2013


19076 Comments


dude is hella underrated

oltnabrick
August 21st 2013


31079 Comments


"Spaceghostpurrp, Im a lesbian."



um what

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sniper
August 21st 2013


19076 Comments


PUSSY EATIN VETERAN

oltnabrick
August 21st 2013


31079 Comments


He needs to put another mixtape or a beat tape or something

guitarded_chuck
August 21st 2013


3124 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yup

sniper
August 21st 2013


19076 Comments


another solid 2013 hip-hop release couldn't hurt, yeah

FourthReich
August 22nd 2013


17860 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuck sellin crack



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