SpaceGhostPurrp Laments Trayvon Martin's Death; Calls Himself "Zimmerman Killa"

Exclusive: On the heels of another possible retirement announcement, SpaceGhostPurrp explains his love of Kemetic culture and why the media's perception of Miami is wrong.

The mention of Carol City, Miami normally brings forth thoughts of one rapper in particular, who started from the bottom, and rose to the top of the game with his crew behind him. While that story is the story of William Roberts, history may repeat itself. Bubbling in the underground, there is another rapper out of Carol City Miami, with a crew behind him, and they’re making their rounds, and paying their dues. This story is of SpaceGhostPurrp and the Raider Klan.

As he ponders possibly retiring from Rap, we’re gonna go back a couple of weeks to our latest conversation with SpaceGhostPurrp. He talks Trayvon Martin, race relations in the state of Florida, working with his idols, Three 6 mafia, hipsters, and who he believes is the best new artists in the game.

SpaceGhostPurrp On Raider Klan’s Growth & Recent Projects

HipHopDX: Last time we hollered at you was around the time Mysterious Phonk dropped. You liked the way it was received, but how has it been since then?

SpaceGhostPurrp: I’ve just been cooling. Just trying to make sure niggas in the Black Money World movement get they shine on. We just did the tour; we did Coachella, and peoples was fucking with it. We just working.

DX: That’s what’s up. What do fans have to look forward to with you and the Raider Klan going forward?

SpaceGhostPurrp: Right now, we got Raider Klan records and Black Money World—that’s some hood shit. That’s in the hood in Miami. We making music…Nell got new shit coming out, and I’m just doing me. Simmie working on his shit, and Amber [London] working on his shit. My brother Dough Dough just dropped a tape, and the shit is hard as fuck too. All of us just working. Milly just dropped some shit too, so we’re doing our thing…just constantly grinding.  

DX: If I’m correct, Raider Klan is all out of Miami, right?

SpaceGhostPurrp: Yeah, but we got different cities…like my nigga Key Nyata, he from Seattle. He putting on out there in Washington, and he the only nigga out there in Washington. He talented as fuck.

DX: Now Miami is being advertised as being flashy, with the Miami Heat, and all the celebrities moving out to Miami. However, in Hip Hop, Miami is painted differently. How do you feel about the image Miami has in the mainstream as opposed to the Miami you’re used to?

SpaceGhostPurrp: I feel like people make this shit look like it’s a paradise. Dog, this shit ain’t what it seems like. This girl from New York put on Facebook the other day, “I don’t know why they try to make Miami look like a party city, ‘cause it’s not.” She from Brooklyn, but she know me, and she know how I rock. She know I ain’t friendly, and I don’t take bullshit from nobody. Plus, she know how it is down here—this shit fucked up. This shit ain’t no different from Chicago. We see how it’s going down in Chicago right now, and we looking at what’s going on down here…same shit, different city.

How Ancient Egypt & Miami Factor Into SpaceGhostPurrp’s Sound

DX: Last time we talked to you, you talked about your influences and your inspirations. Who else influenced you?

SpaceGhostPurrp: That Down South Gangster Rap and West coast G-funk. A little bit of that East Coast, gritty ass, underground shit…just that real Rap that they wasn’t really trying to play on the radio. In Miami, we fuck with what’s real. Back in the day, niggas used to have cassette tapes, and bootleg CDs. My big brother used to bump all that real shit, and that shit changed my life. It made me realize the type of world I’m in; I was going through shit too, so I related to it.

DX: Listening to your music, you have a lot of Ancient Egyptian references. Originally, the Raider Klan had the “Raider Hieroglyphics,” until you said you noticed people tried to copy it. When did you really get up on Kemetic culture, and why do you reference it in your music?

SpaceGhostPurrp: The thing about Egypt is, it’s the motherland. It’s a science behind it. I’m not gonna really get technical with it, but the thing about Egypt is, I think it’s real important I let the fans know that I know my history. I got Horus tatted on my neck. Horus was the Jesus; he was born on the same day as Jesus Christ. In Egypt, they looked at him as Jesus, and he was the son god of Egypt. When the sun rose, he’d rise and watch over Egypt. That’s the shit I’m on. I feel like I can protect my city and make sure the niggas in my city rise…give them that light.

DX: At times, there are positive and inspirational messages in your music. In the close out to “The Black God” you say, “Stay true to yourself, love yourself, believe in yourself, and you’ll be your own god.” In Hip Hop, there are positive messages in the music, but sometimes if you ever go away from the positive message, you’ll get labeled. Do you ever feel like your message will get lost in the music…like people will try to put you in a box…like they’ll put you in the “ratchet” box.

SpaceGhostPurrp: Nah…I really feel like my message—as far as my message—is wisdom. But I do have some songs that are violent. I rap about a lot of violent shit, but I’m saying positive shit on “The Black God.” I was like, “Damn, I didn’t want to put that shit out, because I didn’t want my fans out here going crazy.” But at the end of the day, I’m gonna still have to drop that violent shit, because that’s how I’m feeling. That’s what music is about, speaking how you feel on that music, and what you did in your life. What I rap about is about what I did, and how I feel. It’s gonna balance shit out.

DX: Raider Klan has had some issues with other crews we won’t really go into. But do you feel Hip Hop fans pay more attention to that stuff than the music? Do you feel like the fans pay too much attention to the extra stuff, or do you just take it as it is, and keep it moving?

SpaceGhostPurrp: I feel like they do. I feel like people just don’t want to let shit go. The thing about the media, the media pump shit up so much. The thing about now, me and that nigga don’t even bring up each other’s name at this point. I’m trying to get money, and I know he’s doing the same. He been getting money. So I got no reason to be worried about that nigga. When I see people worried about that shit, that shit irks me, ‘cause niggas in my group are talented as fuck. I feel like we being looked at as the bad guys, and we not, ‘cause we really from the South.

We don’t gotta speak about that shit, because we living that shit. We don’t gotta sit here and make this no fad. We not trying to start beef with nobody. If niggas start beef with us, we gonna finish it. That’s why we been retaliating. But honestly, I don’t like that the fans been paying attention to that shit, because they need to just let that shit go. Let bygones be bygones. Let that group do their thing, and let our group do our thing.

SpaceGhostPurrp: Talks Trayvon Martin & George Zimmerman

DX: Last time we talked, you spoke on the Trayvon Martin situation, Trayvon being a fan of your music and you not liking how the whole situation went down. Time has passed, but how do you feel about the situation as of right now and where it stands?

SpaceGhostPurrp: Man, I feel like fuck Zimmerman! It’s ZK all day. We scream that shit all day around here. We scream that shit, ZK, that’s, “Zimmerman Killa.” We bangin’ that, and we really live that shit. We see any nigga promoting Zimmerman, we gonna beat him the fuck up, dog. We been doing that shit. Trayvon Martin is from my hood; he’s from Carol City. He go by the name of “Slim.” He wasn’t no bad nigga, he was just a young nigga trying to get money. It’s fucked up how this state…how racist they are on the low. We still out here. My boy, Choppa Boy Nick, that’s Slim’s best friend. You can follow him on Twitter; he go by Choppa Boy Nick, and he’s straight out of Brownsville, Miami. That shit crazy over there. That nigga hurtin’ to this day, but we still riding with Trayvon. That nigga used to bump Raider Klan music before he died.

DX: Speaking on the state of Florida, there tends to be a lot of situations that go on out there in Florida. Currently, there’s the Trayvon Martin verdict, but going further back, there’s also the ballot count in the 2008 Presidential Election. As someone who presumably travels a lot, how does Florida stack up against other areas in terms of all these socio-economic issues?

SpaceGhostPurrp: I feel like I don’t like how they treat black people in Florida. They try to cover our culture with this South Beach shit. People that ain’t from Miami don’t understand that South Beach is an island off the coast of the state of Florida. That shit ain’t Miami. Once you go across the bridge—past the American Airlines Arena—yo ass gonna be in the hood, dog. Yo ass get lost, so stay yo ass in that car and don’t get out the car actin’ stupid. [I don’t like] how they treat Florida period…‘cause Florida is a ghetto. The whole state of Florida is a ghetto. Every city in Florida got a warzone in that bitch. One thing that got me hot is how they try to cover that shit up with other cultures. They try to cover it up with Hispanic culture, now they try to cover it up with this Hatian, Zoe-life culture. I got homeboys that’s Zoe, and they humble. But [Florida] trying to cover up the Black American culture, and that’s who keeps Florida on the map—Black America. We trying to keep Florida on the map, and they try to hide our culture. This shit is still the South.

DX: Last time we talked to you, you talked about how you’re heavy into the skating culture. Hip Hop and skating have sort of always been connected as far as the underground goes. It seems like now; mainstream Hip Hop is trying to get more into skateboarding. Do you feel like the connection between mainstream Hip Hop and skateboarding is legit and will stick around, or do you feel like it’s a fad, and will go away?

SpaceGhostPurrp: I feel like the rappers that skate won’t stop. Once someone starts skating, that shit gets addicting. When I see mainstream rappers skate, I don’t have a problem with it ‘cause I’m me at the end of the day. When I was skating back in the day, niggas wasn’t rocking with it. They was like, ”That’s that White boy shit; that’s that cracka shit!” Now you got Pharrell, you got Wayne and all them. Pharrell did the Ice Cream shit, and now you got Wayne doing that. Now I actually see niggas in the hood skating. So I don’t have a problem with it, as long as the hood can be open minded more, instead of niggas out there killing each other all day.

DX: You get a lot of love in the world of Hip Hop. You were on that Taylor Allderice, and you did production on that. How did it feel to work with Juicy J, after growing up looking up to Three 6 Mafia so much?

SpaceGhostPurrp: It happened so fast, but it was like a dream come true. Before me and Juicy J worked, we chilled, we got high, went the restaurant and we had chicken wings and shit. We was just chilling, watching the game and vibing. I got to know him, and he cool as fuck. He ain’t a arrogant dude; he humble as fuck like me. So it’s like, just being with him was an inspiration. Having Wiz [Khalifa] holler at me, that shit was cool. Wiz fuck with me. I’m pretty sure most celebrities fuck with me, but I’m just not easy to get in touch with.

DX: Who have you been working with recently?

SpaceGhostPurrp: Recently, Gangsta Boo. Me and Gangsta Boo did some shit, and I made a beat for her. She made a song called “Vibin’,” and you can look it up…Gangsta Boo “Vibin’”—that shit hard as fuck. I’m just right now fucking with her, and focusing on me.

DX: Is there any music right now that inspires you? Or do you just stick to the older stuff?

SpaceGhostPurrp: I’m on my Muney Jordan shit; that’s what I’m doing. I don’t really bump too many people. I might bump some underground Down South rappers or some shit. Other than that, I’m just focusing on me and trying to work on my craft.

DX: Is Raider Klan bringing in new acts, or are you guys just gonna stay with the current members?

SpaceGhostPurrp: We’re locked down. We had so many people come in and out; Raider Klan was like a fucking day care with all these kids. We done. That shit locked.

DX: For most of your career, Hip Hop has been really popular on the Internet, with the blogs and things of that nature. So how do you feel about how Hip Hop has been affected by the Internet?

SpaceGhostPurrp: It changed a lot. The hipster crowd came through. The hipster crowd be on the Internet, but they support the underground scene more than any other person. I feel like they have a lot to do with the Hip Hop scene changing. Once a new underground artist comes out, and they music dope, they gonna hop on it, and they gonna spread the word. I already peeped game on how they do, and that’s how they did me. This shit crazy…shit changed.

SpaceGhostPurrp Praises Chief Keef & GBE

DX: Is there anything you think the media can do differently for the betterment of the culture?

SpaceGhostPurrp: As far as the media, they just need to promote less negativity, and promote more talent. [They can] bring something new to the table, but something felt, like some real shit. I’m gonna have to say, one of the hardest acts that came out last year was GBE. I’m gonna keep it G, and I’m gonna tell you why. Them niggas really from that shit. They ain’t fakin’ that shit. To see them young niggas come from that shit, and put it on wax, made me have hope that there still some real shit going on in this Rap shit. A lot of niggas is like, “They not lyrical.” I’m not looking for that; I’m listening to what they saying. The shit they say is the same shit we be on down here. That’s the only shit I can really relate to. There’s a lot of dope rappers out there, but I relate to them the most ‘cause we be on the same shit.

DX: How important do you feel lyricism is in the game?

SpaceGhostPurrp: I feel like it’s important, whether you’re lyrical or non-lyrical. I can tell when a person raps if he means what he saying, and I can tell when a person raps just to be cool. So, I feel like that shit is important. You got kids that look up to these rappers and follow them. When a rapper keeps it real, the kids have something to follow.

DX: Do you feel like sometimes, keeping it real could be pushing a lot of negativity?

SpaceGhostPurrp: Honestly, I wouldn’t think that. If you don’t keep it real, how would a kid know what to expect in life? That’s like the ‘90s—them niggas kept shit so real, so that when you listened to it, you can expect it. You can expect to get in that situation. Now you got rappers rapping about…they not rapping about the same shit. It may be catchy, it sounds good, but if you got kids listening to that, what can they expect? But if you got Chief Keef saying, “A fuck nigga, that’s that shit I don’t like,” then he telling you about fuck niggas, then that’s what you can expect to deal with.

DX: So, basically you’re saying that’s what they’re gonna have to face anyway, and if the artists are keeping it real, then they hear it and know what’s going on ahead of time just by listening to the music?

SpaceGhostPurrp: Right.

DX: As we close this out, anything else you want to say? Where can the fans get at you at?

SpaceGhostPurrp: My Twitter is Muney Jordan, I just want to let the people know, we ain’t the bad guys. Black Money World, Raider Klan...we not bad guys. We just regular ass niggas trying to make music and get money. We trying to feed our family. We ain’t got time for that beef shit.

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  • Jacqui Low

    I don't like SpaceGhost too much, but I would fuck the hell outta A$AP :p

  • Anonymous

    Like this guy has any credibility.....

  • Anonymous

    Could they have found a more creepy picture of this little herb? LMAO. And Trayvon was just a young nigga tryna get money? Great way to remember him #clownassnigga

  • Anthony

    Damn, this dumb asshole named SpaceGhostPurrp and the rest of these ignorant liberal hollywood assholes. All of em saying "RIP Trayvon" or Beat people up who "promote Zimmerman". I dont "promote" Zimmerman, I promote the truth and the truth is ALL THE EVIDENCE IS AGAINST TRAYVON, If anyone of these DUMBASS pop stars would do some research into what the evidence was. They would find that Zimmerman is OBVIOUSLY not guilty. It's also the media's fault for hyping this into a racial issue, which there was no evidence according to the FBI and Local police that Zimmerman was a racist. FUCK!! the NSA is spying on us ILLEGALLY and Obama legalized indefinitely detaining U.S Citzens Under the NDAA. LOOK IT UP! Obama KILLS innocent people of his own skin color all the time, and blacks and shit dont even get mad about that. Yet they wanna get mad over this Zimmerman and trayvon shit, when the evidence is obvious that Trayvon was at FAULT. You're all a bunch of fuckin idiots.

    • Will

      Why do conservative niggas like you come on this site we all know you are a biased ass nigga. The Blacks are always wrong is what you people say all day long, if the dude was white and zim was black then zim would be going to jail, like the old black dude that shot some racist whites coming on his property to beat and kill his son, what about that he's wrong too. Since your so damn bias you would probably say he is wrong but contradict yourself with zim being right. People laugh at the u.s with good reason to.

    • Anonymous

      Yep you are right Trayvon (R.I.P) made Zumfuck follow him, yep, Trayvon made him ignore the fact that Zimfuck was told by the police dispatcher to cease and desist in following the 17 yr old, yep. You are the most intelligent person on the face of the earth, richer than Gates, Zuckenber, Buffet et al. Fuck outta here.

  • Har-magedon, G.O.D.

    For someone who claims he has been reading up on stuff, you sound stupid as hell, vocabulary is mad limited, lil' bruh, get your money but get yourself right, get the proper instructions, infiltrate the system so you can change it

  • Har-magedon, G.O.D.

    P.S. Spacepurp or whatever your name is that Zoe-culture you are talking about has nothing to do with Haitian culture, my dude, that is being disrespectful to my older folks and others ain't lost their way, but then again you are talking about Florida, so we'll leave it that.

  • mofosteve

    Too bad Zimmerman didn't do all you useless fucks.You assholes have destroyed music. If you all weren't such lazy,useless bastards,people might even feel sorry when one of you got shot.But I don't think that will ever happen. We need a whole lot more George Zimmermans. Fuck all you useless,lazy,stinkin,rap spewing fucks.

    • Will

      Why the hate dude, all you are doing is showing us why zimmerman minded people are actually racist. They cry boohoo when someone of color is siding with Trayvon's family, and how it is not about race, but the same nigga's promoting racial stereotypes ironic much? I am glad some blacks are defending themselves but newsflash those who do are getting sentenced why is this, and why is the media not over some of these stories in FL? The reason why is because of the same shit whites and wannabe whites (cough hispanics) get a pass at but not the Africans.

    • Anonymous

      And you go to sleep listening to rap, dreaming of sucking on a black dick and hoping swallowing black semen will make you black, fucking fruit.


    Having Wiz [Khalifa] holler at me, that shit was cool. Wiz fuck with me. Im pretty sure most celebrities fuck with me, but Im just not easy to get in touch with. That's why you broke nigga! lmao, dumb ass nigga yo

    • foreal

      Im pretty sure most celebrities fuck with me, but Im just not easy to get in touch with. get off of Metro PCS and get a real phone

    • Anonymous

      If I were him, I wouldn't brag about Wiz shouting him out. Wiz fucks with everybody and anybody. The dude is rich off of his features, that consist of 300 struggle verses.

  • yourdad

    This is one dumb ass nigga- black culture keeps Florida alive? Maybe north of Miami- but there ain't shit in Florida other than Miami. Miami was nothing until the Colombian coke money arrived, niggas.. then the Cubans and Hispanics took over. White people moved out and moved north, then the fucking blacks motherfuckers moved in. Chicos run Miami. PERIOD.

    • Will

      You need to learn your history Africans and natives been in Florid before the creation of the hispanics which is nothing but a hybrid culture of African, European, and Native Amerindian anyway. Europeans invaded Florida which was one of the last free settlements for Africoid people, so pretty sure Africans were there before hispanics, so he is right. It may also help to look up John Horse, African and Native history in FL it will shed light just research it.

    • Anonymous

      * Clap, Clap, Clap....what an accomplishment for Hispanics.

  • nATE

    The real question is when the fuck are you releasing new music albeit mixtapes or albums fuck the rest give us some damn new quality music

  • lol

    GSP just proved everyone saying TM was involved in fucked up shit right ..even if its true thts shit you keep to yourself at a time like this

  • Kramer

    Trayvon was a punk. Zimmerman defended himself from a punk. Thats not illegal

    • GI

      Trayvon would still be alive if GZ did what police told him to do. He disobeyed the law when he went in and plus he stalked and prowled him which is illegal. If this dude was fucking black, he'd be in chains for 1.)not listening to the law and 2.)for prowling someone being a precursor to the events.

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  • ARO

    Nobody would even know who tha fck SpaceGhostPurp was witout A$AP puttin him on tha scene. This niggas retarded and cnt rap he neeeds to die

    • DE

      If it wasn't for SGP and the raiders those Asap niggas would not be who they are now. That style of music along with those lo-fi g-funkish beats, came from them shit even using roman numerals on their shit it all came from this dude's crew. Plus them Asap nigga's are trash stop stealing and invent your own shit.

  • Educated Male

    "We see any nigga promoting Zimmerman, we gonna beat him the fuck up, dog." So this is a race thing and you say nigga? Wow you dumb fuck

    • Jake

      I am white and I know what he is saying, plus it would be in your interest to stop playing the dumb negro, because they are shooting you guys in droves in FL. Even the ones who have licenses for guns and are standing their ground still go to jail, so yes it is a race thing. If a bunch of blacks start protecting themselves this scene could be very scary for prejudice minds.

  • J dirty

    These fools got lil 12,13 year old kids bangin nowadays in these streets...Packin glocks,slangin drugs and shit.Its these lil kids that are runnin around killin people..Look at Chi-Raq.I dont give a fuck if ur a lil kid,Try and smoke me and ur gettin hit up.Real Talk

  • Anonymous

    "The boy was 17 and GZ treated him like he was a 40 year old convict on parole with a gun" That boy posed with guns, smoked weed, and was involved in underground fight clubs. He also laid a beating on GZ for what reason exactly? Because Zimmerman walked up to him? lol Seriously. Think before you speak cause if Trayvon had just walked away he'd still be alive today. He thought he could act hood and had no idea what came next.

    • Will

      Stop the conservative bullshit, he was not posted up with guns and he was not an any underground fight clubs but he did smoke weed and he made tough guy pics. I can speculate that your white, because of how you guys add shit to the story to make it seem you are validated by your point of view. By your statement every white across america are criminals who smoke weed and make tough guy poses lol. I am still waiting on someone to mention the OJ Simpson case, because when he won whites had a field day, with all the racial comments and allegations to this day they still say he is guilty even in light of the verdict. It was a very similar case with similar proceedings. These same people who viewed the GZ case have the same mindset and they want people of color to be hush on the topic, and accept he was innocent when they still cannot accept OJ was innocent ironic huh?

    • Anonymous

      "Smoking weed doesn't make you a criminal" UH! its a crime, therefore he is a criminal. shows his disregard for the law, it is not irrelevant

    • abstrakthought

      What does Trayvon smoking weed have to do with anything? Smoking weed doesn't make you a criminal, stop being an ignorant douche bag man.

    • JRich

      Yeah he smoked weed, better lock that madman up for that one. Fucking lame ass, his personal life and background had nothing to do with what happened that night, and you and I weren't there so speculating like that is pointless. But being found not guilty doesn't mean you're innocent, it means there wasn't enough evidence to lock you up, and that the bullshit stand your ground law needs to be changed so this doesn't happen again.

  • Anonymous

    The ignorance on display here is fascinating.

  • Bleh

    Hahaha, you had to KNOW sites like and hiphopdx were gonna be allll over this shit.

  • Anonymous

    This guy looks stupid.

  • rideonemjixxer

    Spaceghost, congrats, you just solidified that trayvon was trouble by sayin who he was associated with. Now all his friends wanna kill zimmerman? thanks for further supporting the defense' case. you sir are dumb as fuck.

    • Mac

      Shut your pie whole clown, he said that they were in the same hood and that he had friends who knew them. A lot of what he says is true, there are many ghetto's down in FL and the perception of the state is wrong. He did not say he banged he said Trayvon liked the music, stop trying to profile Blacks, because of your own hidden agenda. I am not going around talking about that violent ass rock music, but for some reason whites always want to fucking flip the script when the groups they associate with believe in black magic and violence GG Alin anyone.

    • rideonemjixxer

      Who said I was defending zimmerman? read again. I was saying it doesnt help anything when his friends/associates are talking about they are going to beat anyone's ass who defends zimmerman, yeah real fucking classy. But everyone wants to say, 'oh, he was just a boy.' The hell outta here. and I still havent said that what zimmerman did was justified, work on your comprehension skills.... When people focus on the sole fact that he was a boy murdered, its not that cut and dry, or there wouldnt have been a trial.


      The boy was unarmed you stupid fuck. The boy was 17 and GZ treated him like he was a 40 year old convict on parole with a gun. Fuckouttahere, the trial is over and people are not happy with the verdict. Expect repercussions.

    • Bene The OG

      The trial is over it doeasnt matter fool, and how did he solidify anything by saying Trayvon's Nickname was slim, you actin like he said "Yeah my homie slim and Rel used to sell dope down tha street to feed they family" all he did was keep it groovy throughout this whole interview mane