|"Acid Rap" pioneer Esham|
Ahh yes, horrorcore. If hip-hop were a video store, it would be the horror section. A sub-genre rooted in a love of soul-shattering violence, grizzly imagery and the darkest of pitch black humor, its cult following is one of the most loyal despite a widespread legacy of pigeon-holing and dismissal. While some of the artists celebrated for their work in the sub-genre won't even embrace the term (Esham prefers "Acid Rap," Necro prefers "Death Rap"), its fanbase dictates the jams, which often leads to some particularly ghoulish playlist. Halloween in mind, here's our choices for the five most memorably horrifying horrorcore "cuts."
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