Necro - "Creepy Crawl"
“Creepy Crawl” is about the [Charles] Manson murders [Charles Manson led a cult called the Manson Family and was eventually convicted on murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges. He is currently incarcerated for life in California]. I basically describe the murders in verse one and verse two.
The Manson murders might be the most infamous murders in history. What other rapper has ever done what I did? If you go into the history of hip-hop, there’s never been a black rapper that did it. I like to do things that nobody has ever done before. I like to do subjects that are brutal. I’m the first rapper to talk about human trafficking. So while everyone does the same song about liquor and cars, and guys in the underground do backpack shit, and others rap about guns and drugs, I kind of incorporate everything. It’s more intriguing to me. If I’m going to do hip-hop, I have to stand out. How’s Necro going to stand out from every other shithead?
In some ways, it kind of backfired on me. I’ve turned a lot of people off. I have a cult fan base that loves me and worships me, but there’s just some people that don’t get it, or they’re offended, or it’s just not for them. There’s just something in me that wants to create this type of art. It’s my release. It’s also very artistic. All the lines coordinate with each other, it’s done very poetically. It’s not easy to create a masterpiece about butchering somebody. I could rap about flowers, but I don’t know how many people would be interested. And honestly, I was never really into flowers. Meanwhile, death happens every other minute. Every second someone dies. Someone just died. Another one’s dead. And again, someone just died. Etc. That was one of my hooks in 2003. A lot of people ask me why I do this, but it’s like, why do people die then? Why is there death in the first place?
I don’t dwell on death. I don’t sit in my own house, hanging out in my own feces and piss, wearing black makeup on my eyes. I’m not an emo weirdo. I make hip-hop. But I come from the streets, so I choose to make it hardcore. And if I’m going to make it hardcore, I’m going to make it different, looking to attack different subjects. There’s a whole lot of positive that comes out of what Necro does negatively artistically.