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Today Marks The 25th Anniversary of House of Krazees’ Legendary Detroit Debut “Home Sweet Home”! (Editorial)

1993, the year that a new breed of slasher influenced hip-hop began to rise from the disease ridden sewers of Southern Michigan, above the underground to dominate the mainstream. 1993 was during a time when Esham, Kid Rock, and Insane Clown Posse were finally gaining king like notoriety in the local Detroit hip-hop scene,  near a time when Juggalo veteran emcee Monoxide could sometimes be found chilling with 8 mile legend Eminem, a time when Detroit’s Urban Decay first began to drastically rapidly increase thanks to the declining local auto industry that began in the 1980’s. But most importantly, it was also the time when Twiztid’s and The R.O.C’s first group  House of Krazees were scaring the shit out of parents across the ghettos of Detroit and surrounding suburban area upon first witnessing the horror influenced cover in the palm of their teenagers hands. With Home Sweet Home’s (Latnem Entertainment) fresh ring of fire hellish appearance for its front cover, the EP was bound to immediately frighten people.  Upon release, Friday, October 1st, 1993 to be exact, rumors slowly began circulating around the Michigan ghetto areas that simply owning/listening to a cassette tape of “Home Sweet Home” would cause the listener/owner of the tape to begin experiencing mind-altering paranormal like side effects.  Local religious followers whispered of the cassette being a path to Satanic behavior, just odd sorts of plain weird superstitions behind the debut horror classic, just like the Devil being famously tied to RocknRoll‘s glory days.

Starring Jamie Madrox as Mr. Bones, The R.O.C. as himself, and Monoxide as Hektik; the trio went beyond the violence of gangsta rap and proudly (astonishingly quite well) rhymed about Black Magic, Suicide, serial killing fantasies, and being street hard over rugged east coast influenced  production meshed with hard rock samples and distorted  nightmarish vocals.  Even with the trio sounding a little clumsy on the beats within the EP here and there, their strong willed rap passion was on point and proved the underground legends that presently became Twiztid and The R.O.C. were destined to become god-like emcees since the release of “Home Sweet Home”.  So let’s all soak in the Wes Craven lyrical hip-hop content brought forth by the House of Krazees, appreciate this wicket shit hip-hop beast of a release, and take a DeLorean time trip back to October, 1993, simply to bump “Home Sweet Home” in the pitch black dark, and begin the 30 days until Halloween countdown!

P.S.  The House of Krazees “Home Sweet Home” track “Pig Skinnas” was proudly referenced by Violent J in the 2002 Hallowicked single “Silence of The Ham” featuring Esham.



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  1. SpOOky J

    SpOOky J

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 12:28 am GMT -5 at 12:28 am

    Before Twizzys staleness snuck in- well written article

  2. MoneyHungryTwizzler


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 01:47 am GMT -5 at 1:47 am

    Calling it legendary is a stretch. They just had local buzz, and juggalos only gave a shit about them after they got familiar with Twiztid. Juggalos weren’t “Oh shit! The dudes from HOK just signed to psychopathic!”

  3. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 05:05 am GMT -5 at 5:05 am

    speaking of bit of a stretch, “monoxide could usually be found chilling with eminem” yeah riiiiiight, what a load of shit, he probably met him like twice, they were hardly chillen on the regular, fuck outta here. Other than those splashes of bullshit it was quite well written.

  4. kukluxklown


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 08:38 am GMT -5 at 8:38 am


  5. Demented Smoka

    Demented Smoka

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 10:59 am GMT -5 at 10:59 am

    I thought at this point Mono was EXP and Jamie was Big J, and changed to Hektic and Mr. Bones by Homebound.

  6. Atrocious


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 04:56 pm GMT -5 at 4:56 pm

    Fucking wicked shit! What great debut album!

  7. The Warlock

    The Warlock

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 08:24 pm GMT -5 at 8:24 pm

    according to Monoxide, he met Em’ after he had released Soul Intent in 95..

  8. Carnivalkilla44


    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 07:17 am GMT -5 at 7:17 am

    What if Mono was always meant to be the one signed to Dre from the start and Em with HOK/Twiztid….?

  9. AmputatedStumps


    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 10:10 pm GMT -5 at 10:10 pm

    Lol….you crazy

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