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Subject: Punk rock, Hip hop music, Rap rock, Alternative hip hop, Straight edge
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Rapcore (sometimes referred to as punk rap) is a fusion genre of hip hop and punk rock or hardcore punk.[1][2][3][4][5]


Rapcore originated from rap rock, a genre fusing vocal and instrumental elements of hip hop with rock.[1][2] Beastie Boys, formerly a hardcore punk group, began working in the hip hop genre. Their debut album, Licensed to Ill, largely featured a rock-based sound.[6] Biohazard is considered to be a strong influence on the genre's development.[7] Huntington Beach-based punk band Hed PE performs a fusion of styles ranging from hip hop and reggae to punk rock, hardcore punk and heavy metal.[8] Although they are considered to be performers in the rapcore genre,[9] they refer to their musical style as "G-punk".[10][11] Kottonmouth Kings perform a style which they refer to as "psychedelic hip-hop punk rock".[12]

Among the first wave of bands to gain mainstream success were 311,[13] Bloodhound Gang,[1] Limp Bizkit[14] and Suicidal Tendencies.[15] Although the popularity of these styles is believed to be declining,[16] some believe that rapcore may regain popularity, with younger music fans discovering bands in the genre.[17] Drew Simollardes of the rapcore band Reveille states that "I feel like lately it’s more appropriate. People are sick of a lot of the stuff that’s out there right now."[17]


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