A misconception. It is supposed to be a combination of heavy metal and rap music, but these genres are fundamentally different. Rap focuses primarily on rhyming vocals with a simple and repetative beat in the background. Metal is the combination of fast and complicated instrument work with intense vocals. Hence the two genres cannot mix.
People say crap bands like Linkin Park, Papa Roach and Rage Against the Machine are rap metal. None of these bands have an ounce of metal in them, and probably fail at rapping too. They are prime examples of undertalented, overwhore MTV bullshit.
by Metal Crusader October 22, 2005
A genre of music that uses metal/thrash metal instrumentals and rapped vocals. For a perfect example of this listen to Wake Up by Rage Against the Machine.
Rage Against the Machine is a rap metal band, and the only mainstream one that is any good.
by MemberOfTheProFreedomMovement July 13, 2010
Dont just flame when youve never heard it. Sure some rap metal is terrible, but some can be allright. I myself like many different genres of metal(except numetal such as slipknot linkin park and limp bizkit) so rapcore is one of them. In short its hardcore rock or metal with rapping
I like rap metal I dont care what you fuckers think
by arielthealien October 12, 2005