Man, I work so hard at the rumors, I forgot that it was Halloween! Well, at the last minute (right now), I realized that Hip-Hop loves Halloween. Well that notion is up for grabs considering the real roots of the pagan celebration.
I for one have no qualms with the holiday. Its sort of how people feel about the N-Word. It has changed over the decades into a thing of love and affection, even amid a marred history. Lets no turn this into a political debate.
Below, you will see some of the most beloved and hated videos of the rite of passage called Halloween!
THE GETO BOYS MY MINDS PLAYING TRICKS ON ME
Halloween definitely didnt fall on the weekend this year. But this video is classic. We get to see a skinny Scarface, Bushwick leap five feet in the air for a beatdown and Willie Dee p-noid at three blind crippled and crazy senior citizens!
This was proof that Sticky Fingaz was one of the scariest rappers on the mic!
RUN DMC AINT AFRAID OF NO GHOST!
I would say that I am the biggest Run DMC fan and I NEVER heard this joint until TODAY, this morning of Halloween 2007. Enjoy the video with extra cheese! (RIP JMJ!)
Shout out to Ray Parker, Jr. Its not Hip-Hop, but its classic.
FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT!
Before any Hip-Hop Honors, the wop was a regular. Its not scary, but its Halloween on this day. Shout out to Run, D, Jay, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Jermaine Dupri and UTFO! They all make appearances in this 20-plus year old video. Whodini Rocks.
NIGHTMARE ON MY STREET!
There was no formal video for this Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff song, but people loved the corny lil diddy so much, they did their own. Check it out.
I was never big on these guys, but in Halloween 2007, they sound DOPE! Rapping from the GRAVE? No rapper is messing with that nowadays!
RIVAS OF RED!
This might be a bit too much Flatlinerz, but Rivas of Red, it is. Check it out!
SPECIAL DEDICATION TO THE GRAVEDIGGAZ (R.I.P. to Poetic!)
Do you remember The Gravediggaz? This group included RZA aka The Rzarector, Frukwan aka Gatekeeper, Poetic aka Grym Reaper, and the incomparable Prince Paul! They were the unofficial founders of the Horrorcore style of Hip-Hop. I loved them, because their morbid cover was just a disguise for consciousness! Wake up the dead all over again!
THE GRAVEDIGGAZ – DIARY OF A MAD MAN! (This set it all off!)
THE GRAVEDIGGAZ -NO WHERE TO RUN, NOWHERE TO HIDE!
THE GRAVEDIGGAZ – 1-800-SUICIDE
You didnt think you were going to leave this or any other Halloween without looking at Michael Jacksons Thriller, did yo? No way, ghosty. I used to love this chick in this vid! Anyway, check it out the greatest video of all time!
HAVE FUN AND DON’T EAT THE APPLES!
BONUS VIDEO – ROCKWELL! “SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME”
TOMORROW, WE LOVE YOU!
They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!
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