SpaceGhostPurrp: “People may look at my pictures when they Google me and be like, ‘Oh he's one of these hipster-ass niggas.’ Nah, I'm not. I was always into like different shit cause niggas in Miami are hood niggas. They will always be in their Polos and Ralph Lauren while I’ll be in my Levis, regular white shirt, and some Vans.
“In middle school we had Dickies. We had the throwback jerseys. That whole stage everyone was doing that. As I got older, I was getting tired of wearing that. It was awkward for me because I didn’t wanna look like everybody else. I always wanted to dress how I wanted to dress. I would look at everybody else and I felt like everybody was following each other and trying to fit in with each other. That wasn’t me.
I honestly hate being misunderstood. I'm still misunderstood but I don’t know, I'm still gonna be that way. I may be weird to others but I tell them its that ghetto gothic sh*t, Black Ozzy Osborne type sh*t. I didn’t create the style, but I call it gothic rap.
“In middle school shit was hard. Niggas would tell you in middle school your whole wardrobe was fucked. Didn’t have no clothes, didn’t have shit, no money—no nothing. When I was young, I was bad. My momma said, ‘If your ass isn’t getting good grades, your ass isn’t getting no new clothes. You’re gonna wear the same shit, keep it up.’ And I didn’t listen, I kept getting in trouble, I kept getting bad grades, so I kept wearing the same shit.
“When I got in high school I allowed myself to be more free. I started getting into looking how I felt. If I felt dark I would dress dark. If I felt like I didn’t give a fuck, I would wear something that would show you I don’t give a fuck.
“[In high school I started getting money by...] well, we all know how that goes. You hang around different niggas, you start to go to high school and everybody is on their p’s and q’s. When I started going to high school, I went to this school called Everglade. It ain't in Miami, but it’s in another county in Florida.
“I went out there and saw a lot of my type of people. A lot of niggas into skateboarding or into art. A lot of pretty-ass girls coming out there with heels on. I'm like, ‘OK, now I can express who I am, I can step it up now.’ I didn’t have to be in the same element that I had to be in at all these other schools because I always hated when people judged me. I hated that.
“It’s like when I paint my middle finger black with nail polish. If I go to the hood, niggas gonna look at me crazy. They’re either gonna think I'm a weirdo or they’re gonna think I'm gay. I honestly hate being misunderstood. I'm still misunderstood but I don’t know, I'm still gonna be that way.
“I may be weird to others but I tell them its that ghetto gothic shit, Black Ozzy Osborne type shit. I didn’t create the style, but I call it gothic rap. It’s like goth meets hip-hop or like hip-hop and metal.
“Black is my favorite color and it’s Raider Klan’s main color. We got three main colors in Raider Klan: red, black, and green, which are the colors of Africa. Black is our main color because black is a bold color. I should not have to wear black every day to prove that I'm a Raider but it’s a bold color and it represents me and what I am to date—a bold motherfucker that’s unknown and can’t be described.”