Spaceman is a hip hop artist, hailing from Long Island, New York, who for
more than a decade has been successfully carving a niche for himself in a
scene increasingly populated by soundalikes and clones.
Although a music fan from an early age, Spaceman only made the decision to
start experimenting with his own sound, when he noticed a gap in the market.
There was no one really making the hip hop he wanted to hear, so he took the
initiative and started forging his own path.
That path eventually led him to the creative haven where he resides today,
sitting among richly layered soundscapes, which eschew the normal boundaries
and restrictions imposed by genre. His early days of making beats gave him
a very precise ear for sourcing just the right style of production for future projects.
The themes within his lyrics are reflective and sometimes introspective,
without ever feeling too weighed down in solemnity, instead presenting
themselves with an air of satirical humor; a necessary element, as the world
continues to tumble. Nothing is forced or overanalyzed; building a natural
aesthetic haven for the listener is Spaceman’s main aim.
That strain of satire was in full effect on Fascist Utopia, which emerged
last year and stood tall as the ideal soundtrack for world events that were
unfolding at the time. Lampooning serious issues with an element of humor to
make them more digestible. The start of the year had seen another notable
release, in the form of Jungle Gym, a psychedelia-flecked showcase of
Spaceman’s lyrical prowess.
There have been notable collaborations too, including joints with
Vulkan the Krusader, Duncecap and Pro Era’s own, Rokamouth, as well as extensive live
shows across the Northeast during Spaceman’s time as part of the Inner City
Kids collective. So to today, and while the world continues to burn, Spaceman
continues to find solace in music. Plans for future projects are taking shape and his
appetite for creativity shows no sign of being sated, so expect more audio
and visual joys to be given life soon.