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Compiled by Denise Martin, Special to The Times, and Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Travis Barker, the former drummer in pop-punk outfit Blink-182, has suddenly become one of the more sought-after live musicians in hip-hop. It all began, writes The Times Chris Lee
, when Barker posted a YouTube video of himself drumming along to Soulja Boys Crank That (Soulja Boy). Now, Barker is earning props from rapper the Game, who says Barker is the dopest drummer alive. Here, we take a look at rock n rollers with some hip-hop cred. Travis Barker Rap cred: Barker has been a remix fiend of late, having worked on such cuts as Rihannas Umbrella, Busta Rhymes Dont Touch Me (Throw Da Water on Em) and the Games Dope Boys. Hes taking his hip-hop fixation even further, having recently teamed up with DJ AM for a rock-meets-rap act TRV$DJAM.