Punk rap is a fusion genre that fuses elements of hip hop with elements and rebellious ethos of punk rock. The genre has been described as being influenced by styles such as trap music, punk rock, heavy metal and lo-fi music.
|Cultural origins||Late 2000s and early 2010s|
One of the earliest proponents of the scene was Odd Future, due to their merging of hip hop with anarchist values and shock humor. In an article for the BBC, journalist Thomas Hobbs referred to the rise of the genre as being a rebellion against the politics of the period, with artists showing disdain for topics such as Brexit, the presidency of Donald Trump and global warming.
Vocals and structureEdit
Some artists makes use of sonic elements of punk rock, such as screaming, whereas others make use of its attitude and melodic style.Vulture online described its origins as "the product of a convergence between Atlanta trap and the devilish eclecticism of Miami predecessors like SpaceGhostPurrp". Lil Jon's harsh style of vocalisation has also been cited as influence on the development of the genre.
“It’s what the game needs now; Someone who doesn’t give a fuck about the rules and is just going to fuck shit up.”— Ski Mask the Slump God (2017)
In a way hardcore punk was a "radical departure" from alternative and popular music of that era for the fact it was played "louder and harder," "wasn't verse-chorus rock," and "dispelled any notion of what songwriting is supposed to be [and] it's its own form" punk rap songs share some of the "unorthodox" characteristics. They are "short, repetitive, wrapped in distortion and grimly effective.”
- Frank Guan (2017-11-27). "Explaining the Influences and Success of Lil Pump". Vulture.com. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
- Robles, Julian. "10 Punk-Rap & Punk-Pop Artists You Should Listen To". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- Guan, Frank. "Rap Dominated Pop in 2017, and It's Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon". Vulture. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- "Denzel Curry's New Battle Cry, "Hate Government," is An Important Reminder". 15 May 2017.
- Hobbs, Thomas. "How today's rappers are resurrecting the spirit of punk". BBC. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
- Williams, Sarah. "Hardcore". In Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 8: North America. Edited by John Shepherd and David Horn. p. 257-260
- Pop/Rock » Punk/New Wave » Hardcore Punk. "Hardcore Punk | Significant Albums, Artists and Songs". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
- Blush, Steven (January 2007). "Move Over My Chemical Romance: The Dynamic Beginnings of US Punk". Uncut.