Snoop Dogg, "Murder Was the Case (Remix)" (1994)
This might be the closest Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have come to making a horrorcore epic. Originally made for Doggystyle before being remixed and issued as the title single from a straight-to-VHS flick, "Murder Was the Case" found Dre ramping up the whining G-funky worm melodies to ear-piercing melodies as a backing chorus cries out, "Murder!" It's a sensational G-funk freakout enhanced by Snoop's tormented raps about making a pact with devil to conquer his block. The gothic tones of "Murder Was the Case" mirrored Snoop's real life troubles: He faced allegations of conspiring to murder a rival gang member before a 1996 trial acquitted him. During a memorable appearance at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards, Snoop ended his performance of "Murder Was the Case" by declaring, "I'm innocent! I'm innocent!"