Mind Playing Tricks on Me

Mind Playing Tricks on Me

Geto Boys

Hip-hop’s most famous paranoia anthem inspired a whole generation of rappers to rhyme about the mental stress of the gangsta lifestyle, and helped lay the foundations for the emergence of the horrorcore genre.

The beat, originally made for a Scarface solo album, samples Isaac Hayes' “Hung Up on my Baby”, which itself was featured in the blaxploitation film The Three Tough Guys

In an interview, Scarface explained how the line “My Mind is Playing Tricks on Me” was taken from something his grandma once said to him.