Ho99o9 // In Short

horror visions

Pronounced ‘horror’ – the Ho99o9 duo of theOGM and Yetti999 (or Jean and Eaddy, to their mums) have harnessed a wild version of hardcore rap, punk and thrash. It’s rounded out by a drummer when they play live, who riffs off their abrasive electronic outbursts and theatrical stage show. And luckily for you, their unholy hybrid of a sound that would make even Black Flag or Bad Brains proud is coming to Visions festival on August 8. Consider yourself warned.

The group’s beats are dark, messy and intense like their rhymes – both well-versed in their politically incorrect and disturbing kind of way. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, the fine art of blasphemy, a love of necrophilia, a taste for drugs, and a pinch of murder, just for good measure.

The lads came up from the mean streets of New Jersey and have cultivated an underground cult-following that has followed them to the West Coast when they moved last year, and one that demands new tracks regularly. And with their debut album on the way, we caught up with the Jean and Eaddy to ask them the difficult questions. From a safe distance, of course…

If I had to describe our music in 3 words, I’d use…
theOGM: Liquid, love, blue
Yetti999: Drink, fight, fuck

My favourite film ever is…
theOGM: The Dark Knight
Yetti999: Menace II Society

The most famous person I’ve met is…
theOGM: Lucifer
Yetti999: Jim Beame

The song I hate the most is…
theOGM: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop
Yetti999: Every Black Eyed Peas song ever made

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
theOGM: Security guard in a hospital
Yetti999: Fitting room at Urban Outfitters (y’all muthafuckas are thieves!!!!)

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
theOGM: The Power Rangers
Yetti999: The Temptations

My favourite word is…
theOGM: Nigga
Yetti999: Gynaecologist

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
theOGM: Immortality
Yetti999: ET

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
theOGM: In a wet vagina
Yetti999: My neighbour’s bathroom

I think you should listen to…
theOGM: Asha Puthli
Yetti999: Limp Wrist

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
theOGM: Sophie Castello
Yetti999: Ol’ Dirty Bastard

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Ho99o9 plays Visions Festival in Hackney on Saturday 8th August

Download Ho99o9’s ‘Horrors of 1999’ EP for free now