Ten Rap-rock Songs that Might Make You Reconsider the Genre’s Potential

Combining hip hop with rock sometimes sounds forced, and rap-rock and rap-metal have gotten bad raps—Ha. Sorry—because of certain bands that will remain nameless because they’re obviously Limp Bizkit, but some bands have figured out how to make it work awesomely. Here are ten examples:

1. Beastie Boys: “No Sleep till Brooklyn”

2. RUN-DMC: “King Of Rock”

3. Biohazard: “Punishment”

4. 311: “Down”

5. Rage Against The Machine: “Guerrilla Radio”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0kJLW2EwMg

6. Deftones: “7 Words”

7. Twiztid: “We Don’t Die”

8. Candiria: “Without Water”

9. Hello Beautiful: “Virginia Symphony”

10. Beast: “Mr. Hurricane”

8 thoughts on “Ten Rap-rock Songs that Might Make You Reconsider the Genre’s Potential

  • January 28, 2015 at 10:01 am
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    No love for the earlier pioneers, Anthrax? “Bring the Noise”. Recorded with Public Enemy in 1991. And Anthrax even recorded their own metal-rap way back in 1987 with “I’m The Man”, which was influenced by the Beastie Boys.

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  • January 28, 2015 at 10:06 am
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    Was going to mention Bring The Noise as well.

    And no mention of Faith No More? For shame.

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  • January 28, 2015 at 11:41 am
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    Public Enemy and Slayer. She Watch Channel Zero is a fantastic track ahead of it’s time.

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  • January 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm
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    I’m partial to Hollywood Undead myself.

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  • January 28, 2015 at 5:42 pm
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    Pop Will Eat Itself is a massive omission for me.

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    • January 28, 2015 at 6:45 pm
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      This list wasn’t meant to be comprehensive. I think these are all great additions.

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  • January 28, 2015 at 6:45 pm
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    Even the whole Judgment Night soundtrack as well.

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