Horror-core rappers have taken their fair share of heat for their graphically violent lyrics. Chief among them is Mars, famous for his Hannibal Lecter mask. He gained notoriety after news shows "exposed" how two different serial killers (in 2005 and 2009) were fans of his-in a modern version of those news programs in the '80s that linked heavy metal to Satanism. Really, Mars' music isn't that much different than horror movies: dark fantasies created as harmless entertainment. He raps over that hard-hitting beat typically associated with horror-core, but he also takes added influence from gangsta rap. He's shares a label with local rapper Kung Fu Vampire called Mad Insanity Records.