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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, System of a Down, 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
Rage Against the Machine 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
Linkin Park 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
Korn 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
Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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

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

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

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Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
metallinohaqou added Mudvayne Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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

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

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

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

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Crazy Town is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
revconradhutchings added Crazy Town Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

The Best Rap Songs About Family

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Flobots is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
YannRoth added Flobots Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop, Rock music

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Body Count is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Body Count Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Thrash metal

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

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Street Sweeper Social Club is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
YannRoth added Street Sweeper Social Club Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

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Saliva is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Saliva Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

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Attila is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
robbyisinfamous17 added Attila

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Queso is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
watashiwa19 added Queso

The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Devastator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
robbyisinfamous17 added Devastator Progressive Nu Metal

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One Minute Silence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
ClaytonTucker added One Minute Silence Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rapcore

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EDL is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Chris Irvin added EDL

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Greyhoundz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
CliffVillasAbello added Greyhoundz Nu metal, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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Senser is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
ClaytonTucker added Senser Industrial hip hop, Rap rock, Rapcore

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I Am Zero is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
robbyisinfamous17 added I Am Zero

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MGK is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
1519704292721 added MGK Rap Rock, Nu Metal, Hip Hop music

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Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
1519704292721 added Yelawolf Rap Rock, Nu Metal, Country Rap

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insp!te is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
danocracch added insp!te Rap, Alt-Metal, Experimental

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Clawfinger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Tomasz Bylinski added Clawfinger Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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Devilment is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
sjamole added Devilment

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Devilment is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
sjamole added Devilment

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Backwordz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
Dennis Osenstätter added Backwordz

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Bagga Bownz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Rap Metal Bands
bigskip_66 added Bagga Bownz