I am ashamed to admit this, but I grew up on MTV. In the 90’s, grunge was big. I remember flannel shirts and a hung-over Cobain at Headbangers Ball. Beavis & Butthead, watered down news, and Cribs. Even worse, was the show Pimp My Ride.
All of these shows did a great job of exposing urban culture to a sheltered suburbanite, such as myself. B&B dancing along to Snoop Dogg… and even Xzibit accepting everyone.
And in an effort to piss off all the militant metalheads, a Dutch metal band Within Temptation decided to “rap” with Xzibit. And judging by the nerd rage in the Youtube comments, they succeeded. Such hate towards a band who wants to experiment with music cross-over.
I don’t really get the big deal. Sure, the song isn’t really spectacular.. but it is 100x better than “What Have You Done” with Caputo. Despite the repetitive hip hop influenced song, I don’t remember seeing as much anti-rap rage back in 2007 when it was originally released.
But in any case, keep an open mind. It may not be your cup of tea, but its far better than re-iterating the same trash over and over. If you want your rock to sound all cut and paste, go listen to Nickelback.