Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween

Top 10 Hip Hop Halloween songs:

RJD2- The Horror
This was RJD2's first track off his official debut, Deadringer. Fitting to it's name it sounds like something that could be found on the soundtrack of a horror film (somebody get RJ to score a horror film).

Notorious BIG ft Lil Wayne- Lost Boys
All of the Night of the Living Dead mixtapes from Cookin Soul are incredible and sample horror movies throughout, flipping them really cleverly, but I feel like it would be cheating if I used them all to make up this list. Lil Wayne is a self proclaimed goblin that feels at home over these organs taken from this Lost Boys sample.

Arsonists- Halloween
Between the title of the song and the chorus it sort of makes the list by default.

Gravediggaz- Diary of a Madman
The Gravediggaz album 6 Feet Deep has been my go to album during Halloween for a while.

Snoop Dogg- Murda was the Case
Snoop before the Lion and in his prime, plus probably the song I hear the most about someone making a deal with the devil.

Kid Koala- Tricks n Treats
Possibly my favorite intro to a song, it's incredible what he does with that Charlie Brown sample.

Geto Boys- Mind Playing Tricks
Sometimes your mind can be your worst enemy, watch the video to see Bushwick Bill in his Halloween costume. "This year halloween fell on a weekend/Me and geto boyz are trick-or-treatin"

Eminem- 3am
Haven't really been a fan of Em's last few releases, but Slim Shady is in the drivers seat in this serial killer track, can't believe this track was able to get a high budget video.

Dr. Dre- Murder Ink
A song about murder that samples the theme from the horror film Halloween.

Cage- Among the Sleep
A horror song inspired by the film Dark City.

Honorable mentions:

The Herbaliser- Something Wicked
Those female vocals are kinda spooky don't you think? Not positive if it takes it's sample from the film, feel free to let me know.

Lupe Fiasco- The Cool
Lupe's protagonist digs his way out of his grave on this track, that his sophomore album takes it's name from. Lupe provides some clever social commentary in this story, before all the preachyness and cheesyness we've seen on his last couple of albums.

Paper Route Gangstaz- Woodgrain
Not any real Halloween theme, but they turned the Children of the Corn sample into a lazy beat that sound like it's sipped too much syrup.

Swamp Thing- Swamp Anthem
My buddy Adrian just put me on these guys today check out their album here.

Fugees- The Mask
It's a metaphor!

Ras kass- Interview with a Vampire
Should have made the list, but couldn't find this track anywhere online. If you can find it throw it in the comment section.

Have a safe and Happy Hip Hop Halloween.

UPDATE: someone suggested Monster, not sure how I missed that one.

Bonus picture of me fighting zombies.

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