Saturday, March 7, 2015
THE HORRORCORE OF GUCCI MANE
Pimp C claimed Jeezy used to run around with a backpack and rolled-up pant leg on his Hot 107.9 rant, but what was Gucci doing at the time? If his rather sizable horrorcore catalog is any indication, he might have been one of the few people fuckin with the Flatlinerz.
He already did a "Vampire" with Trina, but it doesn't hold a candle to the "Monster Mash" goofiness of this new version. Backed by a Mustard beat that would kill at a New Age yoga retreat, Gucci croons about an Elvira-type broad he met in the graveyard. Hanging out in graveyards is always a good look. Gucci's song concepts always demonstrated his knack for the surreal and absurd, but "Vampire" really foregrounds the campiness of his work. Gucci gonna be a gay icon soon.
What else? There's the album cover where he's Photoshopped onto Freddy Krueger's body and the grindhouse blood-and-bondage aesthetic of the "Crazy" video. Then there's "Poltergeist" with Talib Kweli(!) and "Haunted House" and "Horror Flick" and "Trick Or Treat" and "Feed Me." Someone get this man a Fangoria subscription!
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