Essay, Research Paper
Why Limp Bizkit Is Not Heavy Metal
If a person were to view any classic talented Heavy Metal band, it would be apparent that, the band, Limp Bizkit, is in no way resembling a Heavy Metal band. Limp Bizkit is clearly a Rap band and not a Heavy Metal band. First, the band members behave like Rappers. Secondly, their music and vocal style is of heavy resemblance to Rap. Finally, all their song lyrics reek of “gangsta-rap” lingo (ebonics).
Limp Bizkit is Rap and not Heavy Metal because they, the band members, behave like rappers. They swing their arms outwards aimlessly, criss-crossing their bodies, with their fingers strained and extended, and their hands bent at the wrist. This behavior is rampant in, either small time or big time, Rappers. Their attire consists of extremely baggy pants, shirts three sizes larger than needed, and large gold necklaces as well as a multitude of useless rings. Coincidentally, or not, Rappers also dress this way. For these reasons, Limp Bizkit is a Rap band and not a Heavy Metal band.
Limp Bizkit is Rap and not Heavy Metal because their music and vocal style is that of Rap. They, Limp Bizkit, use Rap Turn-Tables and synthesizers to aid their mindless and annoying “ado do cha” beat. They sing and talk with an ebonic slur, as they shake their bodies erratically, making criss-cross motions with their hands, and raising each foot in turn while crouching. All this can be seen being performed by a common Rap fan or Rap artist. These points reinforce the fact that Limp Bizkit is Rap and not Heavy Metal.
Limp Bizkit is Rap and not Heavy Metal because all their song lyrics are laced with “gangsta-rap” lingo. For example,
I thought I knew ya
took the time to throw my love into ya
cuz now you got me sittin in the sewer
(Sour, by Limp Bizkit)
This quote explicitly shows how Limp Bizkit uses Rapper style lyrics in their supposed “Heavy Metal” songs. A majority of Limp Bizkit’s songs deal with criminal offenses (eg. Vandalism, Homicide, Prohibited use of a firearm, Prostitution, etc.), as do a majority of Rap songs. When considering this evidence, it is fair enough to say that Limp Bizkit is Rap and not Heavy Metal.
In conclusion, Limp Bizkit is Rap and NOT Heavy Metal. This is true, because the band members behave and dress like Rappers. Plus, their music and vocal style is parallel to Rap. And finally, Limp Bizkit is Rap because of all the common Rapper lingo that they utilize. For these reasons, the band’s nomination for “Best Heavy Metal Album” should be revoked. Thank you.