After making a splash in 2017 with the single “Shinners 13” and its shocking music video that featured rampant drug use and firearms aplenty, shadowy New York rappers ZillaKami and SosMula joined forces under the official moniker City Morgue.
With their aggressive delivery, threatening image, and intensely hedonistic and violent tendencies, City Morgue captured the dark side of the 2010s alternative rap scene, adopting metal/punk influences like contemporaries $uicideboy$, XXXTentacion, and one-time affiliate 6ix9ine. In the spirit of horror-rap forebears Esham and Geto Boys, City Morgue amplified the sex, drugs, and violence rhymes to an extreme. Joined by producer Thraxx, they issued their first effort, City Morgue, Vol 1: Hell or High Water (Republic/Universal), in October 2018. The set also featured the single “33rd Blakk Glass.”