OuterSpace, comprised of Planetary and Crypt the Warchild, is a hip-hop duo that originated in Northern Philadelphia. The duo who had known each other since childhood formed while Planetary (born Mario Collazo) was in 10th grade and Crypt the Warchild (born Marcus Albaladejo) was in 8th grade. The duo was originally three emcees, which also included Jedeye (born Richard Cruz) who would later leave the group.

During the group’s beginnings, they developed a collaborating relationship with another group from the Philadelphia area, Jedi Mind Tricks. Through their dealings with the other Philly crew, they were able to release their debut single, “We Lyve,” under the label, Superegular Recordings.

In 1999, the duo released Illegaliens EP. The project showed the pair playing around with sounds and concepts rooted in their Puerto Rican background. The group continued to appear on Jedi Mind Tricks albums well after their EP released filling in the time before a debut album.

Eventually in 2004, OuterSpace would release an album full of unreleased tracks, with the help of their friends the Jedi Mind Tricks. That same year their debut album, Blood and Ashes, was also released featuring Immortal Technique, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, 7L & Esoteric, among others.

Their second album, Blood Brothers, followed in 2006 and featured frequent collaborators Vinnie Paz from Jedi Mind Tricks and Royce da 5’9”. Their third album, God’s Fury, was released in 2008 followed by My Brother’s Keeper in 2011.

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