2013 Group Of The Year – Raider Klan



SpaceGhostPurrp splashed onto the scene with Blvcklvnd Rvdix 66.6 (1991) back in 2011, garnering attention from some of the biggest names in the music industry. This all eventually led to SGP’s first tour with hardcore punk band Trash Talk (of Odd Future Records) the following year. We of course saw the long list of Raider Klan affiliates (and core members) between 2011 and 2012, but it was a bit unclear as to exactly what the group was trying to accomplish. With a slew of past name changes from SGP and the departure of Ethelwulf, Sky Lex, Eddy Jordan, Chris Travis and Denzel Curry in 2013, many began to speculate that Raider Klan had disbanded. This of course proved to be entirely untrue, considering Raider Klan (BRK) went on to perform at two of the biggest music festivals in America this year with Coachella (in California) and Ultra Music Festival (in Miami).

The stage was set for Key Nyata, Yung Simmie, Nell, Rell, Dough2x and Amber London to flourish with the Halloween release of the Tales From The Underground compilation. Yung Simmie and Nell have not only established a noteworthy fanbase down here in Miami, but they have earned the respect from us all as reputable lyricists. With Key Nyata holding down Seattle and Amber London making a statement in Houston, Raider Klan has managed to consistently sell out shows and make an impact in two apparently different time zones. Platforms are beginning to catch on once again to the groove of Raider Klan, especially Noisey and their remarkable Brisk Bodega series. 2014 might just spark up an even bigger breakthrough, but this year laid out the foundation to the future triumph of Raider Klan.

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