Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurpp (Explicit)
Released: Jun 2012
Miami rapper SpaceGhostPurrp revives the low-fi horrorcore of Brotha Lynch Hung and Esham; their music felt like a haven from the tumult of street life, and Mysterious Phonk feels similarly hermetic. SpaceGhostPurpp inserts girl squeals like he's watching a porno flick, and he raps in a whisper as if not to wake the neighbors. He's a better producer than rapper, with superficial lyrics like "Been Fweago"'s claim that "I worship money/ Money is my God." Yet it's easy to get lost in the hypnotic keyboard arrangements as he "brings the phonk" on "Raider Prayer" and "Mystikal Maze."