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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Watch: Rappin 4-Tay Rhymes with Zombies for Charity in 'Hustlevania'

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click to enlarge Rappin 4-Tay and zombie backup dancer in "Hustlevania."
  • Rappin 4-Tay and zombie backup dancer in "Hustlevania."

Veteran Fillmore MC Rappin 4-Tay heads up "Hustlevania," a tune that has to be the most unexpected rap song released this week. The video finds zombie hoochie dancers and a menacing host of bloodied undead dudes moving to an eerie, minor-key driven melody. The made-up gore is pretty darned good, but no blood -- fake or otherwise -- touches 4-Tay or his partners on the song, who include Ad Kapone, BlacDaRippa, Marcus Weezy, and Lasro, the latter of whom anchors the track with a pleasingly baritone R&B thug hook.

See also:

* The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians: Honorable Mentions

While this is a far cry from "Do They Know It's Christmas?" or "We Are the World," this song was also (surprisingly) made to benefit charities in Africa. Bay2Africa is a new, local non-profit aiming to raise funds for churches and other organizations through the proceeds of music projects. "Hustlevania" is the first release -- appropriately timed for Halloween -- and will be followed by the Bay2Africa mixtape on Thanksgiving.

-- @teemoney415

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