Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Rap and Horror Movies come together.

I was going to begin posting a whole bunch of horror/sci-fi film soundtracks here to get in the spirit of Halloween, but as I am quite a fan of soundtracks I'm also a big fan of West Coast gangster rap. Before, I start posting other soundtracks I wanted to drop this out there for fans of either soundtack scores or rap music. There have been a few rappers that have incorporated some great horror scores into their songs.

Today I have 3 rap songs using samples from some great scores to make pretty great sounding music. I like to see strange unexpected samples like this as opposed to the same James Brown and Parliement samples used over and over.

Check out these tracks if you have an interest in either genre. I have included both the rap song and the original score track that was used for the song. Let me know what you think.

1. Brotha Lynch Hung - Death Dance (sample of "Tommy Tells of Ghost Ships" from The Fog score).

2. Brotha Lynch Hung - It's Just Me (sample of "Love On A Real Train" from Risky Business).

3. Master P - Pass Me Da Green (sample of "Intro & Main Title" from Phantasm).

Download the tracks here!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Freddy's Greatest Hits - Elm Street Group

It's getting close to Halloween (in my book) and I thought I'd post something that you may want to add to your halloween mix of songs at your costume parties and what not. Here is a strange Nightmare on Elm Street related bit of history. The "Freddy's Greatest Hits" album. It's actually not as bad as you might think that it is... but it's not as great as a you may think either. It falls somewhere in between being cool and just sort of some corny little footnote in horror history. The songs overall aren't too bad. They sound like something that would have shown up on the "Fright Night" soundtrack... that type of sound, but not quite the same level of production to the tracks.

Freddy doesn't sing, he just kind of ad libs though all the tracks. Stand out songs are "Down in the Boiler Room", "Don't Sleep" and "Obsession". There is one insturmental track called "Elm Street Dreams" that I actually love. Anywho take a listen and... sweet dreams!

Download the album here!

Normally I like to include a video that is directly related to my post, but there was never any official video related to this album. So I thought I'd include a bit of other weird Freddy Krueger related stuff such as this 1-900 number commercial.