Trigger Warning:  Discussion of heavy mental health issues, violence, police brutality, and racially charged language.

In the wake of The AstroWorld Tragedy, I decided to revisit the inherently punk/goth roots of rap. I also wanted to remind ya'll that punk was not formed for looks, it was safe space for the marginalized to expel heavy emotions...and while it may not be obvious there is an etiquette and code of conduct in the underworld.


  1. tha crossroads by bone thugs n harmony on tha crossroads (epic)
  2. Slippin' by DMX on Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (Def Jam)
  3. Vice Versa by Pastor Troy on Face off (UMG recordings)
  4. Rest In Piss by Brotha Lynch Hung on Season of Da Siccness (Black Market Records)
  5. Sinister Tech by Tech N9ne on Anghellic (MSC Entertainment)
  6. Murder in the First (Original) by Tommy Wright III on Ashes 2 Ashes (Self released)
  7. 2Thick by DJ Zirk on 2 Thick Tape (Thick4lifep)
  8. Sippin On Some Syrup ( Feat. UGK & Project Pat) by Three 6 Mafia on When The Smoke Clears (Loud LLC)
  9. Fafo by Zack Fox on Shut the F**k Up Talkin to me (Parasang)
  10. WeDontBelieveYou (Prod. by Purpdogg) by Bones, Xavier Wulf & Chris Travis (Self-release)
  11. Kryptonite (Featuring Big Boi, Killer Mike, Blackowned C-Bone & Rock D The Legend) by Purple Ribbon All-Stars (Virgin)
  12. Petro by Raider Klan on Tales From The Underground (Raider Klan REcords, Inc)
  13. PAKISTAN (Produced By IV) by Eddy Baker on Vigilante (Healthy Boyz Corp)
  14. What U Gon’ Do featuring Lil Scrappy by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz on Crunk Juice (The Orchard)
  15. Neva Scared by Bone Crusher on AttenCHUN! (Arista)
  16. Neva Eva - feat. Lil Scrappy and Lil Jon Explicit Version by Trillville on Neva Eva/ Head Bussa EP (Warner)
  17. Crunk Ain’t Dead by Duke Deuce (Quality Control Music)
  18. Bustin’ At ‘Em by Waka Flocka Flame on Flockavelli (Warner)
  19. Tear the club up by Purpboyst (Self-released)
  20. Faneto by Chief Keef on Chiraq Villain (1017)
  21. PIGS by Dawuud (Self-Released) Local
  22. Trap A Lot by Gosha Guppy (United Masters) New
  23. Smoking While The World is Ending by XANUBIS on Missing Tapes II (Self-Released) New Local
  24. Orange Juice by EarlWolf on EarlWolf-EP (OFWFKTA)
  25. Anti Matter by N.E.R.D on Seeing Sounds (Interscope)
  26. Lil Boy by Death Grips on No Love Deep Web (Harvest)
  27. FaceValuue (Dis Fig Remix) by Daemon on ÆOS: Reloaded (Self-Released) Local
  28. Bones (feat. The Underachievers, Nyck Caution & Kirk Knight) by Beast Coast on Escape From New York (Sony Music)