Chuck Mosley Claims “Rap Rock” Originator Title with Mike Patton

During a recent interview with the Long Island Pulse, Chuck Mosley was happy to claim the title as the originator of “Rap Rock” whilst also giving kudos to Mike Patton.

As part of Chuck’s current tour, he met with the Long Island Pulse and discussed a number of topics.  Of interest is his response to Greg Prato’s question about the origins of “Rap Rock” where he claims the title and shares it with Mike Patton.  The Nu-metal discussion aside, it sounds like Faith No More was the place to be in the late 80’s and early 90’s for “Rap Rock”.

Chuck Mosley. Photo by Andy Watson

Here’s how the interview went on this particular topic:

Would you say that you were one of the originators of the “rap rock” style?
I would say I am the originator. Some will argue and say the Chili Peppers, and I will say, “No, that was funk.” Some will say the Beastie Boys, and I’ll say, “No, they were playing punk rock, then they started playing the beats, then they started playing the rock.”

Clearly, the [Faith No More] song “We Care a Lot,” because that’s the one that’s all over the place. But really, I have to give credit to Mike Patton and “Epic,” because when he did it, it was a platinum record, so everybody looked at that. Technically, they say that first, and then all the younger folks went back and found out, “Oh, they’ve got two more records in their catalog,” and then found the original prototype. Anybody will tell you, I suffer from low self-esteem and lack of confidence, but I will own what’s mine.

Also of interest in the interview is Chuck talking about the intensity of the performances at last year’s Faith No More reunion shows, and confirmation that the Primitive Race album, featuring Chuck Mosley and Dale Crover, will be out in November.  Plus there’s a new Chuck Mosley album due out hopefully in the first quarter of next 2018.

You can read the full interview here.

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