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The Very Best Rap Metal Bands  

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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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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
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Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music
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Korn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal
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Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore
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Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
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Faith No More is listed (or ranked) 6 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.
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P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
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Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo
9
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
metallinohaqou added Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal
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Hed P.E. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
EdwardTugboatGrimm added
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Body Count is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Thrash metal
12
Slapshock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
AldrinJeron added Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock
13
Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
revconradhutchings added Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music
14
Saliva is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore
15
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
16
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
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Crazy Town is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
revconradhutchings added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
18
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
jasphermicah41 added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
19
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
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
jasphermicah41 added Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music
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scarlxrd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
anderjt21 added
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Serj Tankian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
jasphermicah41 added Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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Everlast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
jasphermicah41 added Hip hop music, Rock music, Country rap
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Fort Minor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
jasphermicah41 added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop
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White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
jasphermicah41 added Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal