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The Best Rapcore Bands

Updated May 1, 2020 6.0k votes 1.5k voters 108.8k views31 items

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Mixing elements of punk rock and rap, rapcore rose to popularity and prominence during the 1990s. During these salad years, rapcore dominated the airwaves, sold extremely well and its bands sold out concerts across the world. The heavy nature of the music - which has hardcore punk, heavy metal and hip hop - was unlike anything people heard at the time of its inception. Rapcore bands ruled the charts and dominated headlines. sometimes in bad ways (reference Woodstock '99).

So, what are the best rapcore bands? Any list of rapcore bands has to include the likes of Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Lil Jon and Rage Against the Machine. While most of the dominant and popular rapcore bands were around in the 1990s, the genre is still thriving today and many of the best rapcore bands still play live and are attractive draws on the touring circut.

That said, it's up to you to determine who are the best rapcore bands. If you think that a rapcore band isn't on here and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best rapcore bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest rapcore 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 rapcore bands that you might've heard of. {#nodes}