Rap metal

Rap metal
Stylistic originsRap rock, heavy metal, hip hop
Cultural originsMid-to-late 1980s, United States
Typical instrumentsRapping - Vocals - Electric guitar - Bass guitar - Drums - Turntables - Sampler - Keyboard
Mainstream popularityUnderground in 1980s, moderate in early 1990s, gained much mainstream success in the mid-90s.
Other topics
Rap rock - Rapcore - Nu metal - Alternative metal

Rap metal is a subgenre of rap rock which fuses vocal and usually instrumental elements of hip hop music with heavy metal. Rap metal is often confused with rap rock and rapcore.