10 Best Rap Rock Songs Of The 90's
The 10 best rap rock songs of the 90's helped to usher in a new genre that gave the music world some exciting artists. It can be difficult to pull only ten rap rock songs from the '90s, but there were some that stood out above the rest. See how many of these rap rock songs you remember.
- "Faith" (1998) - Limp Bizkit. This is one of the songs that helped to catapult the rap rock genre into the mainstream. It is a cover of the George Michael's song "Faith" (1987), but the rap-style delivery makes this one of the best rap rock songs of the '90s.
- "Freak on a Leash" (1999) - Korn. Korn always takes rap rock to more devious sounding levels than most other acts. This song is of their hit album "Follow the Leader" (1999) and its unique sound makes it one of the best rap rock songs of the '90s.
- "New Skin" (1997) - Incubus. Incubus is sometimes credited with starting the rap rock genre, and they mastered it quickly. This is one of the first rap rock songs released by Incubus and belongs on the list of the best rap rock songs of the '90s.
- "Bawitdaba" (1999) - Kid Rock. The Detroit rapper known as Kid Rock exploded on the scene with his first hit single "Bawitdaba" (1999) and quickly established himself as the new king of rap rock. His raw approach to the subject matter and his gravelly delivery created an intense sound.
- "Cowboy" (1999) - Kid Rock. This was Kid Rock's second hit off his album "Devil Without a Cause" (1999). Its smooth approach musically helped it appeal to a larger audience, but Kid Rock still delivers the raunchy subject matter he was famous for.
- "Bump" (1998) - Kottonmouth Kings. The Kottonmouth Kings stay truer to a hip hop delivery in their version of rap rock that most other acts. This song was one of the first songs that the group became known for and it helped gain them an international audience.
- "Bring The Noise" (1991) - Anthrax with Public Enemy. The metal band Anthrax was the first to mix metal music with rap lyrics. This song is a re-make of the Public Enemy hit "Bring The Noise" (1987) but it has many of the elements of what would eventually become rap rock.
- "Sabotage" (1994) - Beastie Boys. The Beastie Boys constantly crossed the boundaries between rap, rap rock and rock. This song is a high-powered homage to those great 70's television shows. The video looks like the commercial for one of those shows and it made MTV viewers anxious to see the rest of a show that did not exist.
- "Epic" (1990) - Faith No More. Not many people know what the song "Epic" (1990) by Faith No More is about, but many people are familiar with the video for the song with the hopping fish. Faith No More was not really known for its rap rock, but they offered such an eclectic mix of styles that they could pull it off and make it a hit.
- "Punishment" (1992) - Biohazard. Biohazard was a rap rock band that played some very heavy music. This is one of the first songs that they became known for but its aggressive nature kept it off mainstream radio.