Hip-Hop and Horror actually have a very storied history since the 1980’s. The man credited with creating the genre of Horrorcore is none other than Ganksta NIP, the legendary rapper from the Rap-A-Lot Records camp.
We had to get NIP’s favorite horror movie characters - all out of order. Also, if you need your audio fix, check out NIP’s new album, God of Horrorcore.
Hannibal has endured as one of the most gruesome characters to jump from written pages to the silver screen in 1991’s award-winning movie “Silence of the Lambs”. The movie is a classic but the character has lived on. Most recently, Hannibal showed up in a particularly graphic TV series that debuted in 2013.
Nip says: My homeboy Hannibal gotta be Number 1, man. That’s my lil’ homey right there. “Clarice.” This boy talking to Clarice so calmly and at the same time, he’s cutting the dude’s brains, putting it in the skillet. That’s my dog there. That’s my top dog - period point blank.
Norman Bates was created by author Robert Bloch in a book Psycho. It wasn’t until Anthony Perkins played the character in the 1960 film of the same name that the legend took flight. Shout out to the Alfred Hitchcock for directing the original movie and its sequels. The Bates Motel, a TV series inspired by the movie is in its fourth season.
Nip says: You also got my homeboy Norman Bates. That’s my homey too. But, what I like about Norman is he didn’t look like a psychopath. He at the hotel. If you looked - at the hotel - he was cordial. Nice and cordial. He dressed neat. You didn’t have an idea of him being the killer that he was. That what I liked about him. [laughs]
Why mess with somebody’s sleep? That’s exactly what Freddy Krueger did. He decimated the sleep patterns of those in the A Nightmare on Elm Street movie franchise and those at home. He’s been around since 1984 and is still scaring the crap out of people.
Nip says: You know I got to say Freddy Krueger. Freddy, he might be anywhere. You can’t run from him.
“Friday The 13th” is another horror movie series that debuted in the 80’s. The killer was a guy named Jason Voorhees. You may have heard the likes of Kendrick Lamar drop the name. At this point, Jason is a mass murdering icon that has appeared in comic books, movies, books and even a cross-over movie with Freddy Kruger.
Nip says: Then there’s Jason. Jason is a straight killer.
The only Black horror figure on the list is a dark, shadowy figure by the name of Candyman. Candyman had to be summoned and when he was, the killing commenced. A infantile grad student studying urban legends brings Candyman to life and the dying begins.
Nip says: My Number Zero would have to be Candy Man. “Say my name three times like Candy Man.” Say his name. He comes out. He’s got a fly coat. He’s really a fly dude, you know what I’m saying? Then he would appeared. Once he appears, you know what it is. The best thing about Candy Man is…you had to believe it. You had to believe. That’s why with this new albums, God of Horrorcore, you gonna believe. Come into my world again. [Laughs]