||Rap rock, punk rock, hip hop, hardcore punk
||Mid-to-late 1980s, United States
||Vocals, electric guitar, bass, drums, turntables, sampler, keyboard
|Rap metal, crunkcore
Rapcore (sometimes referred to as punk rap or rap punk) is a subgenre of rap rock fusing vocal and instrumental elements of hip hop with punk rock and hardcore punk.
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Punk rap still is not defined as an official genre. However, it is showcased through forms of hardcore rap. Waka Flocka Flame of 1017 Bricksquad fused the late 80's violent-drug related rap movement with both 80's & 90's hard rock and punk rock influences using fast deep bass beats creating the heavy metal's legendary Headbanging effect. Although Waka Flocka was not the first the introduce such elements into music, thrash band Anthrax and hardcore rap group Public Enemy recorded Bring The Noise which carries a rock melody over rap lyrics, Aerosmith and Run DMC did the same in the late 80's as well. But even more than just music, Punk Rap carries every influence stretching from AC/DC to Metallica, to the Misfits and the Ramones, and even to Jimi Hendrix, mixing the elements of drugs, power, money, women, crime, and even some politics thrown in. It's street music all together.
Notable artists 
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- ^ Bush, John (2002). "Limp Bizkit". All Music Guide to Rock. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 656. ISBN 0-87930-653-X. "One of the most energetic groups in the fusion of metal, punk and hip-hop sometimes known as rapcore".