I will always love the marriage between comics and music. I’ve just discovered the magic of Kirby Krackle, probably the best nerd rock band out there right now. As much as I love listening to comics-based rock, I will never forget my first geek music love: rap songs inspired by comics. This sub-genre of music is ever growing and I have yet to scratch its surface. Here are a few of my favorites from rap giants and hotshot newcomers alike. Enjoy them with me, won’t you?
Nightcrawlin’ by Adam WarRock
Favorite Line: “So you dressed a little different, some called you a circus freak. Your family abandoned you up the river creek.”
Batman and Robin by Snoop Dogg feat. RBX and Lady of Rage
Favorite Line: “Get Alfred and tell him to have barbecued buffalo wings and a pitcher of Kool-Aid on chill. It’s about to get real in the field.”
The Riddler by Method Man [iTunes]
Favorite Line: “Once again it’s the mind bender, three-time felony offender. Demented, brain cemented, mixed in the blender.”
Secret Wars Part 1 by The Last Emperor
Favorite Line: “So she clocked Storm over the head with my man Wyclef’s guitar.”
Secret Wars Part 2 by The Last Emperor
Favorite Line: “As we proceed with it, Jay-Z versus Reed Richards.”
Melted Vinyl by Furthermore
Favorite Line: “Torch is in the kitchen cooking something hot and Cyclops went to 7-11 to get some eye drops.”
Girl Comics by Adam WarRock
Favorite Line: “Go ask Peter Parker if Mary Jane is all about the ass and the face.”
And now, as a special bonus, here’s a rap song actually performed by a comics character, particularly the Human Torch. RIP, bro.