Formed in Los Angeles in 1995, Crazy Town became one of the more popular purveyors of the burgeoning rap-rock and nu metal genres toward the end of the decade. The group developed a following with its mix of live/electronic instrumentation, metal leanings, hip-hop vocals and pop appeal, all of which culminated most successfully on the chart-topping hit, "Butterfly," in 2001. Following that mainstream breakthrough, Crazy Town found itself touring with the likes of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and was lumped into the nu metal fold alongside bands such as P.O.D. and Limp Bizkit. As the fad of the genre faded from the pop culture spotlight, so it went for Crazy Town, whose follow-up singles couldn't find the success of "Butterfly." Still, the group has rebounded from a four year hiatus, reforming in 2007 to continue touring and recording.