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List Rules Only rap-metal bands, no other types of rap groups or even metal groups should be on here.

This rap metal artists list ranks the best rap metal bands by votes. This list of the best rap rock bands and artists let’s you see who rap metal fans think are the greatest rap rock artists of all time. Though the proverbial seeds were planted in the 1980s, rap metal didn't become a genre to be reckoned with until the late 1990s. Fusing the vocal elements of hip hop with heavy metal instrumentation, rap metal became hugely popular, with many rap metal bands scoring radio hits and saw their albums at or near the top of the Billboard charts. The pinnacle for this period can be summed up by the Family Values Tour, which saw both rap rock bands and rappers combine to tour the country spreading the ethos of rap metal. This was the highwater mark for the genre, and rap metal has managed to endure even if its some of its creators haven't.

So, what are the best rap metal bands? Any list of rap metal has to include the likes of Korn, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Slipknot, and Rage Against the Machine. These are the bands closely associated with the genre and with good reason. If not for these bands, then rap metal wouldn't have been the force it was during its heyday. They are still considered among the best rap metal bands. Good rap rock bands are still a force on radio and you are probably familiar with many of their big songs.

That said, it's up to you to decide what are the best rap metal bands. If you notice a band is missing from this list, feel free to add them them. This list answers the questions "who are the best rap metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest rap metal musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular rap metal bands that you might've heard of. 

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1,156 523
Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop

2
1,042 563
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

3
753 478
Korn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

4
808 529
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

5
226 147
Faith No More is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
TabathaMcNeil-Rexford added Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal - Rock music, Alternative Hip Hop Rock, Nu metal.

6
438 238
Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

7
458 371
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

8
441 304
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

9
268 253
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
metallinohaqou added Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

10
129 88
Hed P.E. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
EdwardTugboatGrimm added

11
93 86
Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
revconradhutchings added Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

12
253 324
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

13
1,126 1,108
Slapshock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
AldrinJeron added Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock

14
169 139
Body Count is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Thrash metal

15
47 79
Crazy Town is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
revconradhutchings added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

16
10 13
Flobots is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
YannRoth added Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop, Rock music

17
31 50
Hacktivist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Massimo Della Santina added Progressive Nu Metal

18
160 157
Saliva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

19
4 13
Street Sweeper Social Club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
YannRoth added Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

20
100 188
Queso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
watashiwa19 added

21
13 57
Devastator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
robbyisinfamous17 added Progressive Nu Metal

22
13 48
One Minute Silence is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
ClaytonTucker added Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rapcore

23
180 273
Greyhoundz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
CliffVillasAbello added Nu metal, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

24
7 5
Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
1519704292721 added Rap Rock, Nu Metal, Hip Hop music

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5 2
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
1519704292721 added Rap Rock, Nu Metal, Country Rap

26
4 1
insp!te is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
danocracch added Rap, Alt-Metal, Experimental

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2 3
Devilment is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
sjamole added

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10 17
Backwordz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Dennis Osenstätter added