If a rapper lets say Fabulous decided to form a rock band and made a rock album. Could it work?

This is just a hypothetical question

Like look at Taylor Swift. She was originally a Country singer and switched to pop and she became more successful with pop.

Can the same happen to Fabulous (the rapper) if he made a rock album ?

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  • 12 months ago
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    Sure. Musicians, even rappers, often get interested in flavours of music that their fans (or haters) would never expect. David Lee Roth is a huge fan of Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder. Ozzy is a huge Paul McCartney and Phil Collins fan, and Phil is a huge Sabbat / Ozzy fan. Tommy Lee is proud to be a Backstreet Boys fan, and the immortal Lord Lemmy (he's not dead, he's just asleep for another 1000 years) loved old Beatles and never liked hardcore music.

    Sometimes artists will even cross over to other genres, and not just for the money. Ice-T did his Body Count project, Jon Bon Salami did a country album, DMC did an Aerosmith cover, Motley did Elvis covers, Fergie always wanted to be the next (or first female) Axl Rose, Aerosmith has done rap numbers, and Kid Rock pretty much killed his career doing that hillbilly-rock thing.

    • Kenneth12 months agoReport

      Agreed to that too !
      I'm just being honest.
      He should have stick to the hardcore rock like from back in the 90s when he was a hard rock artist.

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  • You know the difference?

    Rap isn't actual music.

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  • 12 months ago

    It would crash and burn. Rap is so much different than rock. Country has more ties to rock than rap does. Its just way to different. If he wanted to start to produce other artists. That may work. Rap is just too different from rock.

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  • 12 months ago

    It's been done. Ice-T with the band Body Count.

    • Kenneth12 months agoReport

      True
      But I'm talking about this rapper called Fabulous.
      Ice-T has done it but I'm talking about Fabulous.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    It could yes. There's crossovers all the time. Linkin park and jay z. As you mentioned taylor swift did it.

    The issue is what type of rock and is there a market for it anymore(like limp bizCut...no market anymore)

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