Black Market Music
was meant to be a testament against the rap-rock bands that were taking over radio with songs laden with misogyny and homophobia. Molko told Vice
in 2017: "Yeah, it was sort of Limp Bizkit's height of popularity, so we tried to mix hip-hop into our sound and try to make it a Sonic Youth crossed with KRS-One kind of vibe, as opposed to this really aggressive, macho bullshit that was popular at the time. So I'm sure that influenced our decision to make a foray into alternative hip-hop. I'm not sure how successful it was, but at least, I suppose, we had the balls to do it. It was interesting and fun to do."