HNHH breaks down 20 of the best horror film references in hip-hop - not the "Top 20", simply 20 of the best.
As we've mentioned in previous features, the inspiration rappers draw from film can't be denied, and horror movies are no exception.
Films such as American Psycho, The Omen, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Shining, The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby have inspired many of your favorite emcees, and references to them show up regularly in their lyrics. From pioneers such as Public Enemy and the Wu-Tang Clan to contemporary acts such as RiFF RAFF and Durag Dynasty, emcees have been referencing horror movies since the beginning.
Read on for a breakdown of some of the best horror flick references over the past three decades. Keep in mind, they appear in no particular order.
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