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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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1,256 576
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
1,147 607
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music
3
816 520
Korn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal
4
873 578
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore
5
256 170
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
481 264
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
500 397
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo
8
475 325
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
9
287 272
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
metallinohaqou added Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal
10
148 104
Hed P.E. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
EdwardTugboatGrimm added
11
113 101
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
1,131 1,122
Slapshock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
AldrinJeron added Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock
13
190 150
Body Count is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Thrash metal
14
266 353
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
15
177 165
Saliva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore
16
55 96
Crazy Town is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
revconradhutchings added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
17
39 58
Hacktivist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Massimo Della Santina added Progressive Nu Metal
18
14 24
Flobots is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
YannRoth added Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop, Rock music
19
7 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
101 197
Queso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
watashiwa19 added
21
17 54
One Minute Silence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
ClaytonTucker added Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rapcore
22
14 66
Devastator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
robbyisinfamous17 added Progressive Nu Metal
23
10 1
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
jasphermicah41 added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
24
11 7
scarlxrd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
anderjt21 added
25
6 1
Serj Tankian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
jasphermicah41 added Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal