Meet Lil Wayne's Rockstar Kevin Rudolf and His Favorite Rap/Rock Mash-Ups

Recently, some urban radio listeners thought they tuned to the wrong dial when they heard Lil Wayne gracing a rock song called “Let It Rock.” Thanks to Weezy’s embracing of the Rock genre, Rap-Rock Mash ups are gaining popularity again. To change the pace of the game, Ca$h Money took Weezy’s lead by signing Kevin Rudolf to their Ca$h Money Records label. No stranger to working with pop and Hip-Hop artists, Rudolf has worked with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Lil’ Kim, and Timbaland earning co-producing and collaborative credits in his career. Rudolf’s album In The City is slated for a November 25th release, armed with collaborations such as Rick Ross, Nas, and of course, Lil Wayne. After gaining momentum hitting #5 on BillBoard’s Top 100, we decided to find out Kevin Rudolf’s Top 5 Rap-Rock Mash-Ups. 5.) Run DMC & Aerosmith – “Walk This Way” Walk This Way - Aerosmith & Run DMC"I remember as a kid when they would still play videos on MTV, they would throw that one in even way after the fact. I just remember as a guitar player wanting to learn how to play the guitar and seeing Joe Perry break down the wall with his guitar. I thought I would definitely get one of those."4.) Jay-Z & Linkin Park –“Numb/Encore”Numb/Encore - Linkin Park & JayZ"I think it’s more like Rock than Hip-Hop."3.) Public Enemy & Anthrax—“Bring The Noise”Bring The Noise - Anthrax and Public Enemy"I was a little metal head when I was a kid. I was a guitar player, so I was into anything like that. Then Public Enemy was in it...that was actually crazy."2.) Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne—“Let It Rock”Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf ft. Lil Wayne"I heard this song that’s really incredible called “Let It Rock” with Lil Wayne on it. I don’t think there’s anything out there like that. [laughs]"1.) Jay-Z – “99 Problems”99 Problems - Jay-Z"Even though it’s not a rock band with Jay-Z, it’s a rock record with Jay-Z. This would be my Number 1 because it’s one of my favorite Jay-Z records. It’s a Rick Rubin record."