Nightmare on Sedgwick Avenue – “Hip Hop Horroray -Hip Hop and Horror Achieving World Domination!”

By: GABY MORENO

Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,

Today I will be discussing my prediction of Horror and Hip Hop coming together to take over the world and achieve world domination!!! I will first list a few movies where Hip Hop and Horror have collided.

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Son of Monsterpalooza 2018: I had the opportunity to meet the creators of Tales from the Hood: Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott

Hip Hop/Horror Movies:

  1. Tales in the Hood
  2. Blade (trilogy)
  3. Bones
  4. The Addiction
  5. The Fear (1995)
  6. Hood of Horrors (just to name a few)

Rappers in Horror movies & Horrorcore MC’s/Rap Groups:

1. LL Cool J

2. Rah Digga

3. Ice Cube

4. Ice T

5. Coolio

6. Snoop Dogg

7. Queen Latifah

8. Flatlinerz

9. GraveDiggaz

10. Necro

11. Geto Boys

12. Big L

13. Hopsin

14. Brotha Lynch Hung

15. X-Raided

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The Crypt Keeper back when he was a rapper!

It is a great time to be a hip hop and horror fan!!! I can definitely see more hip hop/horror soundtracks and even scores being curated in the near future.  As we already know Hip Hop is the most popular culture. Funny that back in the day they thought it was only a phase. We all know that prediction was wrong!

Now rap is the #1 music genre in the United States. Hip Hop culture is thriving. When I hear people say “hip hop is dead” or “there is no new rap music that is good”.  I become upset because people are just going by hearsay or what they hear on the radio. Like I always say there is a vast of music dropping daily and you just got to search and you will find beautiful hidden treasures.

Hip Hop is alive and well and it is definitely not going anywhere. It will continue to evolve as it gets passed on through generations. I for one am excited to continue to watch this culture and music blossom!

I can’t forget about the horror culture. If you haven’t been paying attention streaming service are catching on and embracing the horror genre more than ever! For example there are streaming services that were created to cater to that audience specifically from platforms like Shudder and ScreamBox.

Netflix has also caught onto the bandwagon. I have seen a huge spike in Netflix releasing more horror titles and even their own original series. To list a few: The Haunting of Hill House, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Diablero, Siempre Bruja and just announced Guillermo Del Toro’s Horror Anthology: 10 After Midnight! Hulu is not falling far behind they have an amazing horror anthology series, “Into the Dark” and Castle Rock. I am a happy camper! lol

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Illustration by: Dan Evans

As I have predicted these two genres who have their huge fan bases and cult following will continue to intermingle with each other. I mean this is nothing new. There have been several rappers who have been part of a horror movie cast or have done cameos. We have also seen rappers create the horror-core sub genre where horror elements/themed lyrics are used in rap songs. I have been saying this for awhile now that we will begin to see a trend where it will be more common for horror movies to have rap soundtracks/scores. I can also see rappers/hip hop moguls directing/writing/producing horror movies.

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Artist unknown (Art is NOT mine)

Just a few weeks ago my theory was spot on. Ghostface Killah and RZA announced they are directing and writing a horror movie, “Angel of Dust”. I believe if and when this movie is released it will open new opportunities for both the hip hop and horror communities to collaborate on more projects. If this movie doesn’t do just that, I’m sure another movie will come along that will push the boundaries and cause for these two amazing genres to unite!

Even the trailer for Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror movie “Us” had me wylin when I heard ” I Got 5 on It” in a slowed up creepy tempo! I loved that Jordan did that. He might have encouraged for more classic rap songs to be used in horror movies and possibly be slowed down to create a scary atmosphere! I am confident Jordan will release another masterpiece!

I can’t wait to see what 2019 has to offer both of my favorite genres! I am looking forward to watching these two cultures to continue to blend together. Which to me is a beautiful thing and an added bonus to be able to witness this takeover! Maybe in the near future we will get a Horrorcore rap documentary or even a Hip Hop and Horror documentary! I’m just sayin!🤷🏽‍♀️

Thank you for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads!

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