Papa Roach and the Black Eyed Peas are two musical acts you may not necessarily think of collaborating together; that said, back in 2003, as part of “Pepsi Smash,” the two musical forces came together for a live performance.
Per the Twitter account “crazy ass moments in nu metal history,” not only did we come across footage of the two acts performing together, the footage actually involves them both performing a nu metal song. That is right folks: Black Eyed Peas once went nu metal. Granted, we are not talking Slipknot or Korn heavy nu metal, but nu metal for sure.
In the video footage you will find below, you will see Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am rapping alongside that of Papa Roach. So what is the nu metal song that the two acts are performing? Well funny enough, it is actually a nu metal remix of the Black Eyes Peas song “Anxiety.”
You can check out that performance (which was part of “Pepsi Smash”) below:
Black Eyed Peas and Papa Roach performing “Anxiety” on Pepsi Smash (2003) pic.twitter.com/iU4HLJWi8v
— crazy ass moments in nu metal history (@numetal_moment) September 6, 2022
What do you think of this performance? Which pop acts do you think might be a good fit to mashup with nu metal?
In other Papa Roach related news, earlier this year, the band held a live show within a pizza restaurant and got their audience to do a Wall of Death! Band singer Jacoby Shaddix also has shared that he was more punk rock than that of Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst. And back in the day, Shaddix found himself being teared a new one by none other than Sharon Osbourne (given that Shaddix and his band started a riot at an Ozzfest). Links to all these stories can be found below.