Trap Goth/Horrorcore Artists You Should Listen to
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Although there are thousands of articles written about goth fashion, being goth isn't just about wearing black, it's a lifestyle choice. Being goth can influence every aspect of your life, from what you wear to what you eat to the music you listen to each day.
Young goths in the 80s and 90s listened to a lot of Inkubus Sukkubus and Siouxsie and the Banshees , but today there is a much more modern genre of goth music called Trap Goth or Horrorcore . A combination of hardcore rap music and goth lifestyle, Horrorcore and Trap Goth are the perfect style of music for those of us who lurk in the darkest corners of society.
This eccentric and provocative style of music is exactly what the goth community has been looking for, encompassing all the boldest and most sinister aspects of goth life. If you haven't already, you'll want to listen to these freakishly awesome bands.
Aaron Dontez Yates is better known in the music industry as Tech N9ne . The name was given to him by rapper Black Walt because of his rapid rhymes, as if his words were coming out of a semi-automatic gun. Yates has been in the music industry for decades and released his 20th album in 2018. He is the co-founder of the record label Strange Music, which has produced albums for Tech N9ne as well as Brotha Lynch Hung, JL de B.Hood, and many other artists who work in this genre.
If you want to check out Tech N9ne, you can find his albums Sickology 101 , The Gates Mixed Plate, Strangeulation, and Planet online. You can also watch the video for his song Like I Ain't on the Strange Music website.
B- Goth Money Records
When the American dream mixes with Trap Goth , we end up with Goth Money Records . Originally these six artists were each doing their own thing online, then Black Kray had the idea that they needed to merge their sounds and expand their fan base at the same time. With the help of the Internet, they are able to create music together, even if they are hundreds or thousands of miles apart. Many of them travel together for shows, but the shows have always been a partial team each performance.
The band writes, records and produces all of its own music , striving to promote a positive, anti-racist message while remaining true to its style. Much of their work is available on Soundcloud and YouTube, but you can also check out some of their more recent work on their Tumblr .
Marcus Jamal Hopson , named Hopsin arrived on the Horrorcore scene in 2003. He recorded albums like Gazing in the Moonlight and Raw , appeared on video with Tech N9ne and released his album Knock Madness to critical acclaim in 2013. Most recently, he founded a record label called Undercover Prodigy and released No Shame, his fifth studio album.
The most intriguing thing about Hopsin isn't his music or his constant feuds with other rappers, but his acting career . For many years, he appeared as a background character on some of the most popular shows on television, including Gilmore Girls, Malcolm in the Middle, Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, and Even Stevens. Millennials grew up watching one of the biggest names in Horrorcore in the background of all their favorite TV shows!
Hopsin also lives a straight edge lifestyle, rejecting the excesses that typically come with being a professional rapper and avoiding all drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes. He lets his music reflect his aversion to mind-altering substances , hoping to be a musician who offers a more positive outlook on traditionally dark subjects.
D- Krizz Kaliko
Rapper Krizz Kaliko arrived on the scene around the same time as Tech N9ne , which was serendipitous for the two of them beginning to work together on a number of songs. Kaliko eventually signed under Tech N9ne's label, Strange Music .
Krizz Kaliko is known for his catchy hooks and soulful sound . His first album, titled Vitiligo , after an autoimmune disease he suffered from, reached number 19 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart. His 2016 album, Go , addresses some of his inner demons and addresses his personal struggle with bipolar disorder , depression and anxiety . You can find his songs through his page on the Strange Music website.
These artists are amazing, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens of other fabulous musicians putting goth topics into music, and Trap Goth and Horrorcore aren't the only genres that might interest a goth audience. A little time searching online can uncover a wide variety of music that speaks to the hidden darkness within you.
Who are your favorite Trap Goth and Horrorcore artists?