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Scary SZN: 10 Spooky Rap Songs to Set the Vibes at Your Next Halloween Party

Scary season is upon us and these spooky rap songs set the mood for the occasion. Here are 10 tracks to add to your Halloween party playlist ASAP.


Oct. 26 2023, Published 1:42 p.m. ET

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Scary SZN is upon us — that means it's time to dust off those cobwebs, carve some pumpkins, and prepare for a spooky celebration.

While the classics like "Monster Mash" and "Thriller" have their place at Halloween gatherings, why not infuse your party with a dose of hip-hop's finest?

We've curated a killer playlist of 10 rap songs that will have your guests bobbing their heads and howling at the moon. Get ready to drop the bass and raise the spooks with the ultimate Halloween party soundtrack.

"Monster" — Kanye West (featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Bon Iver)

Kanye West and a gang of industry heavy-hitters teamed up for the explosive track appropriately titled "Monster."

With lyrics that reference Halloween's favorite creatures, this song is an ideal icebreaker for your party. After all, this is the iconic track that made the masses put some respect on Nicki Minaj's pen.

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"Ghostbusters" — Run-DMC

(L-R) American rapper, producer, DJ and television personality Joseph "Run" Simmons, rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and musician and DJ Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell (1965 - 2002), of the American hip hop group Run-D.M.C, pose for a portrait in New York.
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You can't go wrong with this hip-hop twist on the iconic Ghostbusters theme song. Run-DMC's energetic flow will have everyone on your guestlist grooving to this ghostly beat.

"Disturbia" — Rihanna

Rihanna's ability to transcend genres is unmatched. Her Good Girl Gone Bad phase was arguably one the best eras that the Billionaire mother-of-two has given us.

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Her chart-topping hit "Disturbia" oozes eerie vibes and danceable rhythms. This track will have your guests hitting the dance floor and casting their spell of spooky moves in no time.

"The Monster" — Eminem feat. Rihanna

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There's another "Monster" on this list that features none other than Eminem and Rihanna!

Eminem's lyrical prowess and Rihanna's hauntingly beautiful vocals combine to create the ultimate Halloween anthem. Its deep beats and introspective lyrics definitely set a dark and enchanting mood.

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"Sicko Mode" — Travis Scott

Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" is a musical rollercoaster of spooky and surreal vibes. It's a must-have for anyone wanting to take their Halloween party to the next level.

"HUMBLE." — Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar's "HUMBLE." brings a dose of the supernatural with its commanding rhythm and Kenneth's acute lyricism. It's perfect for those who want their Halloween party to have a touch of the mysterious and otherworldly.

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"Super Freak" — Rick James

While not a rap song, per se, Rick James' "Super Freak" is a funky and spooky classic that can't be ignored. It's a great addition to your Halloween playlist that will add some old-school charm to your kickback.

"Super Freaky Girl" — Nicki Minaj

In "Super Freaky Girl," Nicki Minaj pays homage to Rick James' "Super Freak" by sampling his iconic track. The 2022 single can bring a super freaky good time to any Halloween party.

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"Man's Not Hot" — Big Shaq

"Man's Not Hot" brings a touch of humor to the party without sacrificing the Halloween vibes. Big Shaq's clever lyrics and catchy beat will get everyone in the groove.

"Roman's Revenge" — Nicki Minaj and Eminem

Nicki Minaj and Eminem's "Roman's Revenge" was the epitome of raw lyrical mastery. Effortlessly, the duo matched each other's animated personalities to create a certified bop.

The song's rapid-fire delivery is what spellbound Halloween parties are made of which makes it an ideal choice for a spooky soirée.

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