Horrorcore Lyrics: The Message of Horror Rap

Apparently there were some fans who didn’t enjoy the lighthearted feel good messages that spawned most of popular music in the 20th century. Today, not only is there a genre of music called horror rap that projects morbid themes through horrorcore lyrics, but the genre is hugely popular.


The most important artists writing horrorcore lyrics today are part of Psychopathic Records roster, and include such luminaries as Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox, Anybody Killa, and a slew of others. But with all the hype around horrorcore lyrics, has anyone actually taken a second to read them for themselves? Below, find a collection of lyrics from Psychopathic Records horror rap artists that epitomize the message of horror rap, and decide for yourself how to interpret the message presented in horrorcore lyrics!


Horrorcore lyrics from ICP’s "Chicken Huntin’"


So tell Mr. Billy Bob I’m a cut his neck up

Slice, poke, chop chop, stab, cut

What can you do with the drunken hillbilly

Cut his fucking eyes out and feed ‘em to his aunt Milly

Willy Willy chicken neck, chicken hunting gotta love it

Hit him with the twelve gauge bucket, chicken nuggets


Horrorcore lyrics from Twiztid’s "Waited ‘til Halloween"


I make your body like a pumpkin seed 
And pass it out like pieces of candy on Hollow’s eve 
Yo, I'm a f*cking skitso 
I got a pet dead head
And I feed it quarter bags of Doritos 
A lunatic wait 
Never said I was on the channel 
Everybody is but that's ok it don't matter 
Waited for Halloween to get loose 
And wrap a rope around your neck 
And make the carnival noose 
And watch you swing


These horrorcore lyrics probably confirmed every thought you held about the horror rap genre and Psychopathic Records. After all, Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid are arguably Psychopathic Records’ two biggest individual acts. However, even though these two artists are predominantly horror rap artists, that’s not to say that they ever branch out from horrorcore lyrics and write something a little more sentimental.


For example, Psychopathic Records received a ton of attention when its founders, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse, wrote a song about the miracles in life (far from horror rap), aptly titled "Miracles." I say Psychopathic Records received a lot of attention because the song was parodied on Saturday Night Live, and the parody has since gone viral on YouTube. Say what you will, but that song probably won ICP more new fans than any song in their recent history.


Similarly, Psychopathic Records artist Twiztid has a number of songs that don’t sit squarely in the horror rap genre. Twiztid’s "You’re The Reason" pays genuine tribute to someone who saved his life, and "CNT" motivates Juggalo listeners to make the most of their lives.


There’s more to Psychopathic Records’ horror rappers and the horrorcore lyrics they’re known for after all, isn’t there?


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Detroit record label Psychopathic Records is mostly known for the horrorcore lyrics and horror rap songs that its artist roster writes. To learn more about Psychopathic Records artists, please visit http://hatchetgear.com