Watch: Rappin 4-Tay Rhymes with Zombies for Charity 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.
Rappin 4-Tay and zombie backup dancer in "Hustlevania."
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.