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The fusion of rap and rock, first sketched out by The Clash with "The Magnificent Seven" and Blondie with "Rapture" back in 1980 and codified as we know it in The Eighties by the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C, although one of the earliest examples (predating even Hip Hop!) would be Year of the Guru by Eric Burdon And The Animals. Subgenres include Punk Rap and Rap Metal, which is sometimes confused with Nu Metal, resulting in some overlap.