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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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    most listed Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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    added by sangredeargento Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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    added by myofficialfakeemail Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Psychedelic soul, Acid rock, P-Funk

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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Reggae

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    Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock

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    Kings X

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    The Chamber Brothers

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    added by vikingslad28 Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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    Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    ranked low on reranks & added by cremistlv Par~a~digm Rock

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    ranked low on reranks & added by suijam2 Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rock music

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Rap metal

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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    ranked low on reranks & added by MarySSpiegel Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    ranked low on reranks Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal

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    Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    ranked low on reranks & added by myofficialfakeemail Minneapolis sound Rock, Funk, Soul, Pop, New Wave.

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    Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Thrash metal

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, World music, Acoustic music

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    ranked high on reranks Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

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    ranked low on reranks Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Heavy metal

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    Rock music, Funk metal, Heavy metal

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    added by JosephMeece Hip hop music, Disco, Electro

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    Progressive metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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    Dance-punk, Rock music, Post-Britpop

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Folk rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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    new! & added by FrankFederico Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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    added by SandraVilcu Blood Orange

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    Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal

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    New Age music, Dance music, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music

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    Neo soul, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

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