There are some great Halloween-themed rap songs. The first one I ever heard was “The Haunted House of Rock” by Whodini.
I was so captivated by this record for a number of reasons.
Number 1, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous.
Number 2, it’s a bright fluorescent green.
Another unusual thing about it is that it’s a 45 rpm. Seven inch singles were common for running at this speed but most 12 inch singles ran at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute.
I want to play that song for you right now to kick off this edition of Know Your History focusing on some iconic Halloween-themed hip-hop. After that, I spin some more Halloween-themed rap.
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Whodini – The Haunted House of Rock
DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – Nightmare on My Street
Geto Boys – Minds Playing Tricks
Gravediggaz – Nowhere to run, Nowhere to hide
The Arsonists – Halloween
Mykill Myers – Straight Dirt
Bad Meets Evil – Scary Movie
Dana Dane – Nightmares
Mission 5 – Celery Stalks
Ice Cube – Dr. Frankenstein
Bone Thugs and Harmony – Hell Sent
Bobby Boris Picket – Monster Mash
I hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!