What is the first rap song to reference killing or murder? I already posed this question on another rap message board. Thank you to a member named Hammer Time who found the Ice T reference. So far we have the murder reference: Ice T - 6 in da morning - 1986 "Deuced it to the Bronx to rest our heads Where a shoot-out jumped off, nine people lay dead It sounded like it happened with a Mac-10 blast But it was 6 in the morning, we didn't wake up to ask" - Ice T And blatant "I'm gonna kill you" Ice Cube - Straight Outta Compton - August 8, 1988 "When I'm called off, I got a sawed-off Squeeze the trigger and bodies are hauled off" - Ice Cube on Straight outta Compton - Can anyone find anything earlier than 1986? I'm thinking it may be a Schooly D reference from 1986 or earlier. I was thinking Grandmaster Flash's The Message (1982) - cause he mentions stick up kids - but that can just allude to Robbery.