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->''"I'm gonna slice and dice cause murder's my vice. I'll stab you once, twice maybe even thrice. Carve initials in your liver. Make you quiver, deliver. Yeah, that'd be nice. I'll dissect your heart. Rip your entrails apart. Hack off your head. And that's just the start"''.
-->--'''L.I.F.E. Long'''

Horrorcore rap music is essentially GangstaRap [[XMeetsY meets]] HorrorTropes, with a touch of bloodthirsty metal for good measure. There's dispute over where the genre originated, but it's agreed that the Music/GetoBoys, Ganksta N-I-P, Music/BrothaLynchHung and Music/InsanePoetry were the forebears of the genre. Horrorcore is more or less gangsta rap turned up to 11. Expect subject matter to cover cannibalism, rape, torture, infanticide, occultism, necrophilia and other horrible things ForTheEvulz.

Could be said to be to HardcoreHipHop what DeathMetal is to ThrashMetal. See also GangstaRap.
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!!Artists in the genre include:

* Music/AnybodyKilla
* Music/AxeMurderBoyz
* [=BobENite=]: EvilSoundsDeep {{Averted}}.
* Music/BigHoodoo
* Music/BrothaLynchHung
* Music/BoneThugsNHarmony: Early works from the rap group.
* Bloodshot
* Music/BlazeYaDeadHomie
* Music/{{Boondox}}
* Butchers' Harem[[note]]Group formed from separate horrorcore artists; MC Slurry, MC Mangina, Cumblood, Anal Executioner, Desade,(sometimes) Sodoma Gomora, and fronted by MC Bushpig(listed below)[[/note]]
* Music/{{Cage}}
* Cannibal Carib
* Claas
* Con Crete
* Corpse Circus: Parody the genre
* D12
* Dark Half
* Music/{{DMX}} on his first two albums, before shifting away from the style on his third album.
* EazyE, in some tracks from the album "Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton".
* Music/{{Eminem}} (''Relapse'' only, though ''MMLP'', ''SSLP'', and ''[=MMLP2=]'' have shades of the style)
* Music/{{Esham}}
* Evil Pimp
* Flatlinerz
* F-Dux
* Ganksta N-I-P: Believed to have created it.
* Music/GetoBoys: Pioneered this style.
* Music/{{Gravediggaz}}, featured as the page image.
* Grewsum
* Grimm Real (the side project of Mike Smith of Music/{{Suffocation}} fame, only released one long out-of-print mixtape, but Smith has stated that he intends to revive the project)
* Music/{{Hopsin}}
* Music/HouseOfKrazees
** Music/{{ROC}}, as a solo rapper and as a member of the above group
** Music/{{Twiztid}} is a duo formed out of the other two guys from House of Krazees
* Music/InsaneClownPosse
* Music/InsanePoetry
* Music/JediMindTricks
* The Jokerr
* Kannibalistik
* Komatose
* Music/KingGordy
* Music/KidCrusher
* Krucifix Klan
* Music/LilUglyMane, whose work is essentially one long tribute to Triple 6 Mafia.
* [=LoKey=]
* MCBushpig
* Music/{{Natas}}
* Music/{{Necro}}
* NWA protege The D.O.C.'s Helter Skelter album.
* Music/{{OFWGKTA}} sometimes shows hints of this, although they deny this constantly.
* Razakel
* Razor Ruckus
* Reverend Fang Gory
* Scum
* Stitch Mouth: [[DeepSouth Deep South Horrorcore.]]
* Music/{{Sicktanick}}
* Shy One
* Smallz One
* Sodoma Gomora
* Syko Sam, who released an EP called "I Kill People For Real"... [[MeaningfulTitles and allegedly did just that]]!
* [[ThreeSixMafia Three 6 Mafia]]'s underground work when they were called ''Triple 6 Mafia''.
* [[TechN9ne Tech N9ne]]
* X-raided, whose lyrics [[WhatAnIdiot were used to convict him of first-degree murder.]]

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!!Record labels centered around this genre:
* Creator/PsychopathicRecords
* Lyrikal Snuff Productions
* Serial Killin Records
* Prone Records
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!!Horrorcore often provides examples of the following tropes:

* AxCrazy
* BlackComedy
* BoyMeetsGhoul
* [[ChainsawGood Chainsaws]]
* ChaoticEvil
* ColdBloodedTorture
* CreepyAwesome
* {{Determinator}}
* {{Evil is Cool}}
* ForTheEvulz
* {{Gorn}}
* HeroicComedicSociopath
* ILoveTheDead
* ImAHumanitarian
* LonersAreFreaks
* KnifeNut
* NightmareFetishist
* NightmareFuel
* RuleOfScary
* RefugeInAudacity
* {{Satan}}
* [[SlasherMovie Slashers]]
* StupidEvil
* TheUnfettered
* VillainProtagonist
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