Florida rapper and producer SpaceGhostPurrp owes more to Memphis and Three 6 Mafia’s grungy aesthetic of the '90s than to neighboring Atlanta, home of Lil Jon’s urban/pop radio domination in the early 2000s. He’s always mentioned the legendary group as an influence, and the lurking, woozy sounds of Juicy J and DJ Paul beats are immediately apparent in tapes like NASA Tape
and Blackland Radio 66.6
. He often seems to draw from the deadpan refrains, chopped and screwed samples, and mellow tones of Mystic Stylez, making for a beautifully drugged out listen every time, whether you’re sober or not.