View Full Version : Which group did more for evolution of rap-rock?

Edgar Erebus
03-01-2007, 05:10 PM
I think it's PE did most - they were first that toured with a metal group and they influenced almost all rap-rock artists (from Rage against the Machine to Cypress Hill), until nu-metal broke out.

03-01-2007, 05:28 PM
I voted Beastie Boys, because I think they made better rap-rock. PE made incredible music but it wasn't really rap-rock IMO.
Run-DMC started it though, if it wasn't for them we might not have had other rap rock i.e. Beastie Boys... but I prefer the way the BB did it.


03-01-2007, 11:45 PM

03-02-2007, 12:03 AM
Public Enemy Number 1!!!!!

03-02-2007, 12:45 AM

WOW.. I THINK IT WAS RUN D ... M... C.... FRESH.. FRESH......

03-02-2007, 12:47 AM
i think rap rock died for a while there and korn helped bring it back just an op.

03-02-2007, 12:58 AM
I think PE did more for it but I liked the Beastie take on it.

03-02-2007, 01:20 AM
Ice-T... Bodycount foos.....

03-02-2007, 09:55 AM
run dmc made it assessable commercially.
beasties made it accessable to white people.
and Public enemy introduced new techniques in beat making and lyrical subject matter.

simplified, because "Paul Botique" was ground breaking in terms of sample use (and ironically in the ridiculous situation which we have now) , but i dont know whether you can say this was their innovation or that of the dust bros. i guess it was there album, so they take the credit.

03-02-2007, 10:05 AM
rock box is in my top10 fav song for sure

03-02-2007, 11:02 AM
were the fuck is cypress hill

my name is docter green thumb

03-02-2007, 01:40 PM
I dunno why people mention korn when they think of Rap Rock... nobody raps in korn.

2L8Lit da croatianMC
03-02-2007, 08:18 PM
I think Public Enemy did.. Just mention Sophisticated Bitch and me mind goes crazy..

03-03-2007, 03:08 AM
I believe Cypress Hill and House of Pain did more for the evolution of that genre.

People will always mention Run DMC / Aerosmith and Public Enemy / Anthrax but that was one song. Not whole albums worth.

You have to mention Ice-T also, although I think the Body Count album(s) were more just Rock or Metal than 'Rap-Rock'

03-03-2007, 09:50 AM
^Word, No Love for Ice T??? This dude was a rapper who was the lead singer of a rock group...