Before Weezer, Rivers Cuomo recorded a rap album under the name Vegeterrorists

ABC/Paula LoboRivers Cuomo's interest in hip hop began well before Weezer's 2009 collaboration with Lil Wayne. Apparently, in his pre-Weezer days, Cuomo recorded an entire rap album under the name Vegeterrorists.

That revelation comes courtesy of a new Rolling Stone piece about the 25th anniversary of Weezer's self-titled 1994 debut, aka The Blue Album. The article describes the songs of Vegeterrorists as being about Cuomo's "lifelong vegetarianism," and in "styles akin to Public Enemy and Run-DMC."

"Rivers can drop mad beats and spit mad rhymes with the best," says founding Weezer guitarist Jason Cropper, who was fired from the band during the recording of Blue.

"And if I stayed in the band, we would've done records like that years ago," Cropper adds.

Elsewhere in the story, Cuomo shares how the Nirvana single "Sliver" influenced him, and his idea for all the Weezer band members to grow mustaches for the Blue cover.

You can read the whole thing now via RollingStone.com.

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