|Cultural origins||Late 2000s and early 2010s|
Punk rap is hip hop music influenced by the rebellious ethos, and sometimes musical characteristics, 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.
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.
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.”
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.”