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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!

The Best Black Rock Bands Bands/Musicians
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    Ragga, Nu metal, Dancehall

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Psychedelic rock

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    Beyond Theory Blackened Groove Metal

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    Hip hop music, Mathcore, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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    Blood Orange

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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    Heavy metal

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    Mystifier

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Spoken word

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    Whole Wheat Bread

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    Osabissa

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    added by SandraVilcu
    Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    O.Children

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    Band209 HoodMetal

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    The 54

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    Jon Butcher Axis

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    Peekaboo Theory

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    Ska, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Tamar-kali

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    Music of Africa, Reggae, Soul music

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    Urban contemporary, Indie pop, Rock music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Band209 HoodMetal

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    Mi

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    Progressive metal

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    Kyrbgrinder

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    Ebony Bones

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    Old-time music, Bluegrass, Country

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Leila Adu

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    Saidah Baba Talibah Blues Rock

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    The Family Stand Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    Nu metal, Heavy metal, Rap metal

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    Game Rebellion

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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    Gordon Voidwell

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal

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    Just A Band

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    Deathcore, Brutal death metal, Death metal

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    Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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    Riot grrrl, Rock music, Soul music

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    Galaxy of Tar

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    Shelley Nicole's blaKbushe

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