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The Best Black Rock Bands

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A list of the best black rock bands including a few afro-punk and black alternative bands. While black rock musicians and afro-punks might only be a minority within the United States, remember that in other regions such as South America and Africa, they're the majority. The real irony though of black rock is that rock itself is derived from Rock 'n' Roll, which in turn was derived from African American jazz and blues. One could argue then that black rock forms a direct line back to rock's true origins. The African American rock bands on this list are some of the best out there-- in any genre.

What is the best black rock band? What are the names of some black rock bands? This list mostly contains famous black rock bands, if you have a favorite that isn't listed, add them and upvote your favorites!

List Criteria: Either the band is majority black or has a clear leader who is (a la Phil Lynott). Solo artists (Jimi) OK. Rock only, no R&B.

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock More
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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music More
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia More
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    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave More
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    Psychedelic soul, Acid rock, P-Funk More
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    Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music More
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    Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae More
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    Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal More
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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll More
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    The Chamber Brothers

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    Kings X

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    Minneapolis sound More
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    Rock, Funk, Soul, Pop, New Wave.
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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Heavy metal More
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    Progressive metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal More
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rock music More
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    Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music More
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    Whole Wheat Bread

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    Hip hop music, Disco, Electro More
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    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
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    O.Children

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    Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music More
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    Blood Orange

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    Rock music, Funk metal, Heavy metal More
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    Dance-punk, Rock music, Post-Britpop More
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Rap metal More
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Spoken word More
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    Rock music, Garage rock, Folk rock More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul More
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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock More
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    Hip hop music More
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    Osabissa

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    New Age music, Dance music, Rhythm and blues More
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    HoodMetal
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    The 54

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock More
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    Progressive metal More
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    Peekaboo Theory

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    Tamar-kali

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    Crown of Thorns

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    Music of Africa, Reggae, Soul music More
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    Old-time music, Bluegrass, Country More
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    Jon Butcher Axis

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