(AllHipHop Features) In one of the most memorable scenes in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterful crime drama The Godfather the heads of the five New York families came together to broker an end to the city’s warring factions. Much in the same way, two New York Hip Hop dons decided to unite to, as they put it, help Hip Hop out of its current troubled state.
The “Father of Mafioso Rap” Kool G Rap and the “Father of Death Rap” Necro, collectively known as The Godfathers, are set to release their first collaborative project Once Upon A Crime on November 19th. AllHipHop caught up with the master of multisyllabic rhymes and the former death metal rocker to get the horror movie character/actors, gangster-themed motion pictures, and Hip Hop albums from a duo that make their list of the Top 5 of all time.
What are your Top 5 Horror movie characters of all time?
Kool GRap: Jack Nicholson, Robert England, Linda Blair, and you gotta throw Vincent Price in there because he’s one of the originals. He was the Bruce Lee of his genre. And Anthony Perkins.
Necro: Ralphus from Blood Sucking Freaks. Frank Zito from Maniac. The main star from Dark Vengeance. That dude was live. The dude from Saw, and the dude from Witchmaster. He’s a scumbag. Obviously we could pick a million people. We could pick Leatherface. We could pick Robert England. G Rap picked them all classic, and I picked them all underground.
What are your Top 5 gangster movies of all time?
Necro: I think me and G are going to agree on most of this.
Kool G Rap: Goodfellas, The Godfather, Casino, Once Upon A Time In America, and…
Kool G Rap: Mobsters. Absolutely. You know which one we keep leaving out? Bugsy. Bugsy was crazy.
Kool G Rap: That’s gangster. Yeah, absolutely. And anybody sleeping on this English movie called Rise of the Foot Soldier, that s**t is bananas, and it’s about a true story.
Excluding yourselves, what are your Top 5 Hip Hop albums by a duo?
Necro: I would have to go with [Kool G Rap & DJ Polo’s] Road To The Riches/Wanted Dead Or Alive. Here’s the thing I’m partial to G Rap so Live and Let Die. I like Main Source’s Breaking Atoms. I like Gangstarr’s Step In The Arena. Let the Rhythm Hit ’Em by Eric B. & Rakim. We could leave it at that or I could keep going.
Kool G Rap: I would have to say [Eric B. & Rakim’s] Paid In Full. Mobb Deep’s first album [The Infamous]. M.O.P.'s Till The Death.
Necro: What about Run-D.M.C.?
Kool G Rap: Run-D.M.C. for sure. Raising Hell, Tougher than Leather, take your pick. Them dudes always came with the crazy, official hits. I would definitely have to have Run-D.M.C. on there.
The Godfathers' Once Upon A Crime is available for pre-order at www.necroproduct.com.
Check out Once Upon ACrime'scover art/tracklist and the song "Trigga 4 Hire" below.
1.) Teflon Dons
2.) The City
3.) High Tension
4.) Punched Dead In The Face (Skit)
5.) Black Medicine
7.) The Pain
9.) We’ll Kill You
10.) Crook Catastrophe & The Gunblast Kid
12.) I Hate You (Skit)
14.) Trigga 4 Hire
15.) American Sickos
16.) Wolf Eyes
17.) Heart Attack
18.) Once Upon A Crime