I love crossovers. You know, like when you smoke a bowl of fire with the fungus. Or when one of your favorite wrestling chicks ends up in porn. One of my earliest crossover experiences is something that may have once sounded like polar opposites: horror movies and hip hop. A surprisingly complementing mesh of horror movies and hardcore rap, horrorcore is associated with some of the most legendary names in the industry, including Tech N9ne, ICP, and Detroit’s own, Marshal Vontavious Mathers. If we traced the roots of horrorcore, it would lead us to the notorious Fifth Ward in Houston, Texas, the foundational headquarters of Rap-a-Lot Records and the Geto Boys. The Geto Boys showed a darker, even more violent side of gangsta rap with the introduction of the classic Assassins, a track that goes beyond gunplay with tales of decapitation and lyrics such as “kill that bitch like Freddy!” Forever late, I just recently learned that the original version of the song was performed by the original version of the group: The Ghetto Boys, with a lineup...
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