Anybody who knows what the term horror rap means knows who Insane Clown Posse does. That’s because Insane Clown Posse is one particular musical group to have big time success with all the genre of horror rap, and although they may never reach household name status, they have sold many records and made much money, more so than nearly all of their horror rap contemporaries joint. But just because ICP is everyone’s favorite horror rap group doesn’t mean that the others deserve to be ignored!
Three prominent groups operate belong to this genre are Boondox, KRS-One Speaker, and Twiztid. The 3 are signed to the record label that ICP built, Psychopathic Records, and all of wear face paint in order to that of ICP.
Of the three, Twiztid is suggestion duo; ABK and Boondox are solo performers. Twiztid of comprised of two musicians, Jamie Spaniolo and Paul Methric, who perform whilst stage names Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child.
Twiztid has a long-term history, and they aren’t haven’t been performing under the reputation for Twiztid for if ICP has been using their stage name, Twiztid has made quite a reputation for themselves. Twiztid originally performed in a hip hop trio called House of Krazees, but when that disbanded in 1997, formed Twiztid. They first impressed ICP’s Joseph Bruce when they sent him two demo tapes, and these were thereafter signed to Psychopathic Records.
The Twiztid discography consists of ten releases, the tenth called Exorcism is set to come outside in early 2012.
ABK, short for anybody Killa, is another horror rap artist signed to Psychopathic Records. The most interesting factoid about ABK is that he could be of Native American ethnicity, and ABK’s stage persona belongs to a Native American warrior. How many Native American rappers can you name other than ABK? Probably not many, which is why he is so unique.
This and ABK’s association with Psychopathic Records, and keep in mind his horror rap themed music, are the reasons for his considerable success. Owing to our other horror rap artists have charted on the Billboard independent and heat seekers charts like ABK has.
The last advisors three prominent horror rap artists is Boondox. Boondox may be the only rapper you ever see wearing a cowboy hat, and will definitely be the only horror rap artist you ever see wearing a cowboy hat. Boondox was created David Hutto, and performs on stage with the persona of a Killer Scarecrow. Do there is a theme perfect here? Not only do horror rap artists paint their faces to get the material across, but right before all have stage personas to help that message too.
While Boondox does fall into similar horror rap categorization as ICP, he can be more known for his southern hip hop style, which is another thing that you’ve felt horror rappers signed to Psychopathic Records can say. He, like ABK has received notable success of the Billboard independent charts, and like Twiztid, is a part of Psychopathic Records super group, Psychopathic Rydas.
Boondox has released 8 records, comes with an of had been 2011’s Backdoor Ryda Air.