Top Ten Best Rap / Rock Songs
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- In the End - Linkin Park.
- Last Resort - Papa Roach.
- Been to Hell - Hollywood Undead.
- Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine.
- Faint - Linkin Park.
- Papercut - Linkin Park.
- Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine.
- Undead - Hollywood Undead.
- Youth of the Nation - P.O.D.
- Sabotage - Beastie Boys.
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- Faith No More: "Epic" (1990) Rap-rock at its artiest, Faith No More's "Epic" launched the San Francisco group into the mainstream with a unique combination of metal guitar and Mike Patton's chanted/rapped lyrics.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Give It Away" (1991) From their earliest days, Red Hot Chili Peppers were heavily influenced by funk, a precursor to hip-hop, but the band never made better use of the style than on "Give It Away."
- Rage Against the Machine: "Killing in the Name" (1992) Heralding the emergence of a vitriolic new musical force, Rage Against the Machine's first single, "Killing in the Name," contained all the weapons in the band's arsenal: politically-charged lyrics, a driving rhythm section, and Tom Morello's guitar tricks that mimicked the furious scratching of a hip-hop DJ.
- Beastie Boys: "Sabotage" (1994) Beastie Boys helped birth the rap-rock movement with their 1986 debut, Licensed to Ill, but they took the genre even higher with "Sabotage" eight years later.
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- Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine
- 311 – Music
- Various Artists – Judgment Night
- Body Count – Body Count
- Kid Rock – Devil Without A Cause
- 24-7 Spyz – Harder Than You
- Senser – Stacked Up
- Biohazard – State of The World Address
- Cypress Hill – Skull & Bones
They may not have been the first, but they certainly nailed the rap-metal formula with the greatest power and verve: Rage Against The Machine made virtually everybody’s hair stand on end when they exploded into our world in 1992. Their debut album is still stupidly exciting and despite being brutally overplayed, Killing In The Name still rules. The band’s follow-up, Evil Empire, is every bit as good, but this is the rap-metal mothership.
Far more popular in the US than on this side of the Atlantic, 311 have been blending hip-hop, reggae and metal together for 28 years, providing a sunny and melodic counterpoint to Rage Against The Machine’s hardcore minimalism. Music was the band’s official debut and it’s a masterful riot of loose-limbed grooves, thunderous bass, anthemic choruses and rapid-fire flow.
Few people actually watched Judgment Night, but its soundtrack has passed into rap-metal legend. An all-star meeting of rap and rock minds, it brought together Slayer and Ice-T, Helmet and House Of Pain, Pearl Jam and Cypress Hill and Biohazard with Onyx. Perhaps surprisingly, the results were genuinely brilliant, particularly when Faith No More and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. joined forces for the scabrous Another Body Murdered. 1. We’re celebrating 50 years of metal in the new issue of Metal Hammer 2. Have AC/DC finished recording their new album? 3. Architects and While She Sleeps join Bring Me The Horizon at All Points East 4. Def Leppard and Guns N’ Roses-themed cheeses set for Aldi store shelves
Never a man afraid of a challenge, Ice-T formed Body Count at the peak of his hip-hop fame and went for it like a man possessed. Notorious for the LAPD-baiting Cop Killer(replaced on later pressings by a collaboration with Jello Biafra), Body Count were occasionally shambolic but colossally entertaining, as Ice’s verbal skills erupted over brutish street-metal riffing. Fans of socially-conscious lyrics might wish to venture elsewhere, mind you.
It’s undeniably hard to sing Kid Rock’s praises with a straight face, but if you can disengage your brain for an hour, Devil Without A Cause remains a ludicrously entertaining slab of late-90s idiocy. His recent transformation into the white trash Kenny Rogers may have taken the sheen off lobotomised classics like Batwitdaba, Cowboy and Welcome 2 The Party, but 18 years ago this was a reliably ass-kicking party soundtrack.
Unsung heroes of the so-called ‘funk metal’ movement that brought us Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many other bass-slapping weirdos, South Bronx renegades 24-7 Spyz were the missing link between Bad Brains’ forward-thinking hardcore and Living Colour’s slick soul-metal. Their debut album still bristles with snotty energy and a wide-eyed lust for cross-pollination, not least on the band’s immortal cover of Kool And The Gang’s Jungle Boogie.
Most truly notable rap-metal acts have come from the US, but Senser defied the odds and conjured their own wild hybrid of hip-hop and heaviness that gloried in its own multicultural Britishness. Led by rapper Heitham, the band’s furious political edge and fervent embracing of electronic music and skull-crushing bass made them a UK alternative festival staple in the ‘90s. Their debut album, Stacked Up beautifully encapsulates their explosive brilliance. Listen to Ejectand try not to backflip off the sofa, we dare you.
No one would dare to question Biohazard’s roots in New York hardcore, but by their third album the Brooklyn bruisers were increasingly absorbing hip-hop influences too. Songs like Down For Life, Tales From The Hard Side and How It Is(featuring a guest appearance by Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog) brought tough street-metal grit to bear upon flagrant boom-bap grooves. Rap-metal by default rather than design, it was a natural and neat fit for a band that deserves more credit for their pioneering nous.
Always a band with strong links to rock and metal – check out the Black Sabbath samples on 1994’s classic Black Sunday album for proof – Cypress Hill are one of the few hip-hop acts to dabble in heavy music and come out smelling of roses (and weed, obvs). Skull And Bones’ first half was a full-on rap joint, but its second half was an epic crossover knees-up, as members of Fear Factory and Rage Against The Machine backed B Real’s crew on pummelling anthems like Valley Of Chrome and the brilliant (Rock) Superstar.
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- Tech N9ne – URALYA. If you want a rapper with some serious appreciation for the metal genre, you’d be remiss not to check out Strange Music spearhead Tech N9ne.
- Korn – Children of the Korn (Featuring Ice Cube) I know, I know, it’s off one of the most successful metal albums of the ‘90s, but Korn’s off-kilter rap/metal hybrid “Children of the Korn” tends to get lost in the pack of successful tracks to emerge from Follow the Leader.
- Hed PE – Stay Ready (Featuring The Dirtball) They may have been lumped in with the nu-metal crew around the time of their biggest ever record Broke, but really, Huntington Beach, California’s Hed Pe always sat more comfortably in the rap-metal bracket.
- Cypress Hill – Trouble. Hip-hop royalty Cypress Hill aren’t afraid to mix it up in the metal world, as they’ve proved on several occasions throughout their career.
The following is a list of rap rock artists with articles on Wikipedia. The list includes bands and musicians that have been described as a form of rap rock, including the subgenre rap metal (or rapcore), by professional journalists at some stage in their career.