The Best Black Rock Bands Bands/Musicians

The Best Black Rock Bands

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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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    Ragga, Nu metal, Dancehall

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    Rock music, Garage rock, Psychedelic rock

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    Black Merda Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Funk rock

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    Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal

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    Pop music, Rock music, Reggae

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    Askmeificare punk rap afropunk

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    Southern soul, Instrumental rock, Electric blues

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    Fugi

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    Hip hop music, Mathcore, Heavy metal

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    Beyond Theory Blackened Groove Metal

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Hard rock

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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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    Mystifier

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    Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    Heavy metal

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Spoken word

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    Osabissa

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    Pop punk, Rap rock, Rapcore

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Ska, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Band209 HoodMetal

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    O.Children

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    The 54

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    Jon Butcher Axis

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    Peekaboo Theory

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    Tamar-kali Pop punk, Rock music

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    Music of Africa, Reggae, Soul music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Urban contemporary, Indie pop, Rock music

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    Progressive metal

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    Mi

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    Old-time music, Bluegrass, Country

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    Deathcore, Brutal death metal, Death metal

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    Ebony Bones

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    Kyrbgrinder

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    Nu metal, Heavy metal, Rap metal

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    Game Rebellion

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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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    Gordon Voidwell

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