Ganxsta Nip Discusses Writing The Geto Boys' "Chuckie," Being "God Of Horrorcore Rap"
Exclusive: Ganxsta Nip says his "God Of Horrorcore Rap" album showcases his artistic versatility.
Ganxsta Nip says that he wrote the landmark horrorcore rap song “Chuckie" for The Geto Boys while at a beach house in Galveston, Texas.
"It was just so far to the left and so original,” Ganxsta Nip says of the 1991 song during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. The song was inspired by the Child’s Play series of movies that featured Chuckie, a doll possessed by a serial killer. Bushwick Bill performed the song on The Geto Boys’ 1991 album, We Can’t Be Stopped, which was certified platinum and is the Houston rap group’s best-selling album.
Ganxsta Nip says “Chuckie” fit in with Rap-A-Lot Records owner J Prince’s desire to have envelope-pushing music and led to his signing with the label as a solo artist.
”We just had something that had never been heard and that’s what J wanted,” Ganxsta Nip says. “I was raw too, so you know, being in Rap-A-Lot, you got to be real. Being a rapper, if you ain’t about it, then don’t be in Rap-A-Lot. It’s like Death Row, gangstas. And that was just me. So I just fit in being with them. it just took off from there man. It went gold. It went platinum. I have gold plaques, double [platinum] plaques for the ‘Chuckie.' It was just really an honor, you know, to be a part of that."
Then recording as Ganksta N-I-P, he released his debut album, The South Park Psycho, in 1992. It set the stage for a successful career that continues today and includes his recently released God Of Horrorcore Rap album. The new collection features Ganxsta Nip rapping in his signature horrorcore style on “Murder On My Mind” and “World Full Of Killaz.” Ganxsta Nip also shows his diversity throughout the collection, which includes “Down 4 My Block,” where he laments having to go to so many funerals.
“You’ve always gotten two styles from me,” he says. “You’ve got the gangsta style, street, and you have the Horrorcore. I’m versatile. You’re getting different styles, different genres, different types of songs."