Release Date: Apr 27, 2018
Record label: Leaving Records
Genre(s): Electronic, Rap, Left-Field Hip-Hop
The world of Ras G is fluid and evasive. The Los Angeles-based producer has been a respected figure in the West Coast underground hip-hop scene for more than a decade, and he has released music through Flying Lotus' tastemaking Brainfeeder label. Still, trying to get a handle on his career is like trying to lasso a constellation. One reason for this is the erratic nature of Ras G's releases.
Ras G describes Stargate Music, one of many releases billed to extended moniker Ras G & the Afrikan Space Program, as "an astral ode to woman," reflecting on the spiritual qualities of birth and sex. Cosmic and sensual, the short album's tracks contain analog synth noises which resemble the sounds one would hear on a spaceship, but also approximate a sort of endorphin rush. While Ras G can bring the hard-edged boom-bap, this album generally seems mellower than, say, his Raw Fruit series.