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The Best Black Rock Bands

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.

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!
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    Jon Butcher Axis

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    Band209

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    HoodMetal
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Spoken word More
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    Mi

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    Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal More
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    Music of Africa, Reggae, Soul music More
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    Game Rebellion

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    Nu metal, Heavy metal, Rap metal More
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    Urban contemporary, Indie pop, Rock music More
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock More
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    Doom metal, Heavy metal More
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    Gordon Voidwell

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    Ebony Bones

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    Kyrbgrinder

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    Ska, Rock music, Experimental rock More
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    The Family Stand

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music More
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    Deathcore, Brutal death metal, Death metal More
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    Galaxy of Tar

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    Disco, Pop music, House music More
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    Shelley Nicole's blaKbushe

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    Jazz-funk, Dance-punk, Jazz fusion More
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    Metalcore, Hardcore punk More
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    Riot grrrl, Rock music, Soul music More
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    Divisible

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    Straight Line Stitch

    Heavy Metal, NU Metal More
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    Dubstep, Electro house, Alternative dance More
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    Noiseaux

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    Leila Adu

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    Dearling Physique

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    Alternative hip hop, New Wave, Fusion More
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