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Reassessing Rap-Rock
Posted by Adam Bernard at Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 6:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Hip-hop has always had a tumultuous relationship with its rap-rock/nu metal subgenre. Many hip-hop fans refuse to recognize it as hip-hop unless songs include an already established rap act, a la the Judgment Night soundtrack from 1993. Many feel rap-rock is a bastardization of the culture and the rappers who lead these groups are unskilled phonies who need a band backing them because they can't hack it with just two turntables and a microphone.

Those critics, however, are missing the point entirely and selling hip-hop music short.

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