The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week's Rapper: Coyo
This Week's Subject: Horrorcore
Ask A Rapper: Okay, before we start, let us just through a few of your lines from "Fucked Up" out there:
"I feel like sittin' on top of Reliant Stadium with a motherfucking sniper gun."
"Kidnap your infant son that's 26 minutes born, duct tape your crippled mom to a ticking bomb."
"Listen boy, your wife's a sex slave until the bitch catch AIDS, getting fucked for 86,400 seconds a day, no rest breaks, making motherfucking sex tapes*."
*This is our favorite because we like when maniacs are good at math.
"I need my motherfucking medicine, before I burn down your residence."
These lines seem to indicate a few things:
1. You likely don't get booked for many babysitting jobs.
2. You're clearly a fan of the horrorcore genre.
So, that out there, let's have you do this: Can you name your six favorite horrorcore songs, along with a one or two sentence explanation about why you like them? That'd be just excellent. And you're off, you crazy bastard, you.
Coyo: I'm not a everyday listener of Horrorcore music; it's how I was feeling at the moment and a way to show my versatility as an artist. But I do have a few I like.
"Dirty Bitch*," Geto Boys
The simplicity of the song, plus his emotions, make it more authentic and relatable.
*This is not near as obtuse or bizarre or menacing as you'd expect a song by Bushwick Bill called "Dirty Bitch" to be; he's actually quite heartbreaking on it.
I liked it because of the detailed lyrical content and the passion he put into making the song authentic.
*Ah, the infamous Kim. She's always sounded like a horrible person, hasn't she?
"She Thinks I'm A Psycho," Brotha Lynch Hung
You can't help but like because, to me, Brother Lynch has the Horrorcore craft mastered and his work is effortlessy genius.
"I Found Me*," Z-Ro
[It]'s] actually the first song of this type I ever heard. I love this song because I've been in the situation where friends & fam wanna use you when you up and don't fuck with you while you down.
*This likely wouldn't be categorized as "horrorcore," but still. You know what it is.
"Back Tripping*," J-Dawg
Possibly the realest song on this list. Listening to him rap the words he rap is how me and every nigga from the hood with kids and baby mamas feel when you can't feed your kids.
*Same thing here. Still, an excellent, excellent song.
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"Kill Us All," Twista
I like because the beat can actually be a part of a horror movie. And the things he spitting on the song was somewhat of a blueprint for me on my "Fucked Up" song.