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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 '80s 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.


It was at its most popular in The '90s, thanks to the explosion of nu metal. Unfortunately, that genre eventually fell out of favor with the general public, and rap rock fell alongside it by sheer association. The '10s have seen a bit of a revival, but it's nowhere near as close to being as popular as it was back then.

As with Rap Metal, the genre is sometimes mistakenly referred to as "rapcore". That is incorrect; rapcore is a fusion of rap and punk.