Hardcore rap is a from of rap where the beats are louder and more important than the lyrical content. Vocals are delivered more deliberately than traditional rap sometimes with more of a yell or rasp to the voice. Lyrics tend to deal more with violence, sex, and drugs. These elements make thus type of music a perfect marriage with heavy metal. The combination led to rap metal, rapcore, and nu metal.
Artists include Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, Onyx, NWA, and M.O.P.