Miami's Best Albums, EPs, Singles of 2012
SpaceGhostPurrp: Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp
All-black swag. That's Carol City rapper SpaceGhostPurrp's absolute essence. He is the self-described "Black God" who leads a sprawling, volatile rap collective called the Raider Klan. He digs vampires. He always chooses charcoal-colored clothes. And he's an intensely moody dude who ain't afraid of "fightin' fake motherfuckers." So obviously, Mysterious Phonk -- the 21-year-old official debut album, following several rep-making mixtapes -- is a strange, dark, syrupy trip into sex, paranoia, and violence. It's also a masterpiece. And if he doesn't deliver on his threats to retire, SGP might be the 305's next real rap legend. S. Pajot
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