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horror + -core
- (music) A subgenre of hip-hop music with horror-themed lyrics and imagery.
- 1997, Vibe (volume 5, issues 1-3)
- Lots of us remember the pioneering zeal that the Gravediggaz unleashed on their debut disc, 1994's 6 Feet Deep — a ghoulish effort that spawned the so-called horrorcore genre.