Psychopathic Records is known for putting out horror rap music, most notably that by Insane Clown Posse. Traditionally, horror rap is a form of hip hop music with lyrical themes focusing on dark content such as murder, suicide, Satanism, gore, etc. Everyone on the horror rap scene knows that. But the horror rap Psychopathic Records puts out has many dimensions, one of which being a soft, emotional side that isnt as publicized.
Why would Psychopathic Records artists write songs that focus on other topics besides the gory ones listed above? Because any artist worth their salt knows the importance of writing diverse songs, both lyrically and musically.
Somewhat ironically, the artists who create horror rap music have names that are equally as horrifying as the majority of their song topics. Insane Clown Posse, Anybody Killa, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, and Twiztid are just a few examples, all of whom have their music released by Psychopathic Records.
But what do lyrics to these softer songs sound like? Lets have a look at a lyrics to Psychopathic Records artist Twiztids “Darkness” that perfectly exemplify what softer horror rap is all about:
How come this wasted time is such a loss expressed on my side?
Id give you everything if you just let me stand beside you
Your kind is so amused and still confused by what you live with
Your darkness just wont go away
Your light, its time for you to shine on today
Nothing but darkness in me
Darkness, night time
No moon in the sky tonight
Feeling like our lives been tucked away, today
Life is darkness, forever remain, and again
As you can see, Twiztids “Darkness” is an emotional horror rap song about either a girl or a religious figure. However, Twiztids “Darkness” maintains its horror rap and Psychopathic Records cred because its still a dark song. Nowhere in Twiztids “Darkness” is there whining or crying.
Instead, Twiztids “Darkness” has its dark tinge because the lyrics poetically portray the songwriters depressed state. It would appear that as far as Psychopathic Records is concerned, a horrorcore tune can still be a horrorcore tune even if theres no blatant mention of a theme like murder or suicide; it just has to be honest and dark.
Twiztids “Darkness” is not alone in this dimension. There are plenty of other Psychopathic Records artists who release songs that arent hell bent on death and destruction. For instance, Boondoxs “We All Fall” is another sad horror rap song similar to Twiztids “Darkness.” Its this kind of musical diversity that has made Psychopathic Records the horror rap establishment, and the most trusted source of new horror rap music in the hearts of Juggalos around the world.