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Lost in Space Music: Records That Explore the Outer Limits

Lost in Space Music: Records That Explore the Outer Limits


George Grella

May 28, 2021

Illustration by Jinhwa Jang

Space music, space rock, kosmische Musik: these are all well-known genres that share a cosmic aesthetic—a sense of expansiveness meant to capture feelings of awe, mirroring our deep connection with the universe that surrounds us, and the thrill of space exploration and science fiction narratives. It’s music that offers fantasias of the final frontier.

But there is another kind of space music, and this type is not a genre, but a concept. This is music that’s literally about

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Mass Appeal Records, co-owned by Nas, inks deal with The Orchard

Sony Music‘s The Orchard has inked a strategic partnership with Mass Appeal Records, one of the best known independent labels in hip-hop.

The agreement marks another aggressive deal in the US hip-hop space for Sony Music, following its acquisition of J Erving’s Human Re-Sources in December.

Mass Appeal Records is co-owned by rap legend Nas, who will release his own new material via The Orchard as a result of the deal.

The news comes off the back of a big year for Nas, who recently won his first ever Grammy for Best Rap Album for his latest LP, King’s Disease

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