Rap rock


Rap rock

Infobox Music genre
name=Rapcore
bgcolor=crimson
color=white
stylistic_origins=Alternative rock
Hard rock
Alternative metal
Alternative hip hop
Hardcore hip hop
Gangsta rap
Funk rock
cultural_origins=Mid-to-late 1980s, United States
instruments=Rapping - Vocals - Electric guitar - Bass guitar - Drums - Turntables - Sampler - Keyboard
popularity=Underground in 1980s, moderate in early 1990s, gained much mainstream success in the mid 90s through bands such as Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine, Beastie Boys and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and went on a gradual decline starting in early 2000s
subgenrelist=Rap rock subgenres
subgenres=
fusiongenres=Horrorcore - Nu metal
other_topics=Hip hop music - Heavy metal music
Rap rock is a fusion genre of rock and hip-hop. It blends vocal and instrumental parts of hip-hop and various forms of rock, including punk and rock. Rap rock often confused with rap metal.

The genre is often referred to as rapcore. These two terms could also be used as subgenres referring to the more heavy-metal-oriented and hardcore-punk-oriented bands respectively. It has also influenced some of the more recent music styles, such as nu metal.

History

Early development and influence (1980s)

Rap rock developed in the mid to late 1980s. The roots of the style can be found in albums by bands such as The Clash, [ [http://wm09.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kifoxqe5ld6e All Music Guide - Sandinista! review] ] whose songs "The Magnificent Seven," and "Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)" off their album Sandinista! are arguably the first attempts by a rock group to adapt a hip hop style. The first straight fusion of rap and rock of note would be the hip hop reworking of Walk This Way with Run DMC and original composers Aerosmith in 1986. This hit record also helped bring rap into the popular mainstream white audience. It is said that Anthrax and Public Enemy's Bring The Noise is labeled as the first rapcore song.

Rise to prominence (1990s)

Rap rock began to enter the mainstream arena in the 1990s with band such as Linkin Park, Faith No More, Urban Dance Squad, Phunk Junkeez, and the Beastie Boys. [http://rock.about.com/od/rockmusic101/a/raprock.htm] Bands such as the Insane Clown Posse, Kottonmouth Kings, Stuck Mojo, Deftones, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, (hed)p.e., Run-D.M.C. (along with Aerosmith), D.O.C. along Bride, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000, MDMA, Manafest, Limp Bizkit, Rage Against The Machine, Saliva, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Nonpoint, Biohazard, 311, Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., Pastor Troy, The Bloodhound Gang, The Roots, Gym Class Heroes, David Banner, Necro, Boondox, Prozak, Crazy Town, LeVeL, Body Count, Tech N9ne, Suicidal Tendencies, One Minute Silence, downset., Crazy Anglos and Zebrahead were considered as the first wave of bands of this genre to achieve mainstream success.

tylistic changes (2000s-present)

However today's Rap-Rock scene has seen a shift from the hardcore sound of the early 1990's, to a softer sound. Also, the Latin rap group Cypress Hill is an example of a rap-rock outfit (a prime example is their half hip hop, half rock album, "Skull & Bones").

The genre is said to be experiencing a decline. [http://rock.about.com/od/rockmusic101/a/raprock.htm]

Hollywood Undead, 3OH!3, and Flobots are some of the newer rap-rock bands.

ee also

* Alternative hip hop
* Crossover rock
* Horrorcore
* Nu metal

References


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