May 21, 2020

This Day in Halloween: "Horrorcore" rap debuts with Jimmy Spicer's "Adventures of Super Rhyme" in 1980. / Illustration by CJ Lundblad

Jimmy Spicer’s “Adventures of Super Rhyme” is released by Dazz Records in 1980, marking arguably the first known appearance of “Horrorcore” rap. The lengthy rap includes a portion where Spicer recounts meeting Dracula.