It's so important and vital that you listen to Halloween-inspired raps today, otherwise your whole being is sus to say the least. If you're in dire personal need, or maybe just throwing a party and could use a soundtrack, there's a very credible "Halloween Hip-Hop" playlist on Songza that I'm bumping over here, but I'd also like to recommend the excellent podcast that The Stranger's Mike Ramos posted over on his Tumblr situation Hella Progressive:
ONE-TAKE #BASED MIX OF RAP (AND SOME ELECTRONIC) SONGZ ABT HALLOWEEN, KILLING PPL, EATING PPL, AND OTHER SCARY THINGS FOR YR ALL HALLOW’Z EVE.
1. LIL B - HAPPY HOLLOWEEN 2. ETHELWULF X CHRIS TRAVI$ - BLVCK MI$T 3. SPACEGHOSTPURRP - GET YAH HEAD BUST 4. HOT SUGAR - THERE’S A MAN WAITING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS 5. DR. OCTAGON - BLUE FLOWERS 6. OUTKAST - Y’ALL SCARED 7. DR. DRE X ICE CUBE - NATURAL BORN KILLAZ 8. THREE 6 MAFIA - BODY PARTS 9. BROTHA LYNCH HUNG - CORPSE CAME TO DINNER 10. KEY NYATA - SECRET PASSAGE 11. ZOMBY - WITCH HUNT 12. DENZEL CURRY X AMBER LONDON X ETHELWULF - RIDIN N DA BACK 13. NACHO PICASSO X BLUE SKY BLACK DEATH - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 14. LIL B - BREATH SLOW 15. TYLER, THE CREATOR - TRANSYLVANIA 16. THREE 6 MAFIA - WHERE DA KILLAZ HANG 17. FATIMA AL QADIRI - HIP HOP SPA 18. NACHO PICASSO X BLUE SKY BLACK DEATH - FOR THE GLORY 19. MAIN ATTRAKIONZ X GUCCI MANE - SUPERSTITIOUS 20. LIL B - CAPTAIN SAVEA 21. CHIEF KEEF - EVERYDAY’S HALLOWEEN
After the jump is the new video from Non-Phixion's Ill Bill for the El-P featuring "Severed Heads Of State", the lead single to his upcoming The Grimy Awards. Pretty sure this song contains zero references to Severed Head Of State, which Wikipedia calls a crust punk band, which I'm sure—given the way that punk fans argue over classifications—is contestable. It also tells me that some years ago, SHOS singer Jack Control got stabbed in the midsection, "with the blow just missing the heart by inches." Now that right there is fucking scary.