Best Rap Metal Bands


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1Rage Against the Machine

You wanna get pumped? listen to killing in the name of, and bulls on parade, I'm actually a conservative and hate their commie messages, but their music kicks ASS. btw what is ICP doing on any list that is positive? them along with limp, and linkin park should be put to sleep.

I think Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit are not good bands for representing rap metal, because their style is commercial I don't hate them but I hate their style... RATM is the best rap metal bands because they have a great mix of the Tom guitar effects, the Tim bass great rhythm, the Brad drumming and the Zack great rapping (I really hate rap, but he really makes a good work in his songs) - rock2metal

RATM is one those bands whose songs will still be remembered and listened to 100 years from now. Zack is a hell of a vocalist and rapper, and tom morello's guitar sounds are totally unique, sometimes weird but awesome. They use really thoughtful social and political lyrics. Should be number 1, but I respect others' opinions too

Linkin Park is trash and were never a rap metal band.

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2Linkin Park

I'm angry how everyone disses linkin park when really most of those haters listen to death metal hate rap and say eminem is the best rapper alive. Really shows people that just because you listen to real metal like classical music or have no knowledge of hip hop besides eminem your music is the best. Sorry for going off topic but linkin park is a great band coming from an old school rap fan.

Linkin park should be #1
Then rage against the machine
and I like slipknot but they don't even rap - immabe

Sure, the other ban s have only one vocalist, but Linkin Park is unique! The awesome balance between Mike's awesome rapping and Chester's ear-splitting screams nail it

They are the number 1

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3System of a Down

system of a down is just purely incredible, although people might listen to them at first and think what the f@! # is this, every single song they have gets you so pumped up, theyre f-ing amazing

System of A Down don't pretend to be weirdos like most bands, they are just general weirdos and that's why I love 'em.

I wouldn't of called them a rap metal band but these guys are absolutely incredible, they should be a genre of their own. as far as rap metal goes, I think that Limp Bizkit and Hollywood Undead would have to win that. I love Korn and Slipknot as well but they shouldn't be in this list

Not a single System of a Down song in any of their five albums has a single line of rap in it.

Toxicity, Aerials, Lonely Day, Question, Sugar, Chop Suey. All amazing songs yet none are rap.

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Wait wait wait. Limp Bizkit is higher up than Slipknot? Corey Taylor isn't even a full on rapper and he still puts almost everybody on this list to shame. With the exceptions of HU, LP, and RATM. Fred Durst is nothing compared to Corey Taylor, Chris Fehn and Shawn Crahan. Lethal is nothing compared to Sid Wilson. Wes Borland is nothing to Mick Thomson and Jim Root. Sam is nothing to Paul Gray. Jon Auto, you guessed it, is nothing to Joey Jordison, and again, Chris Fehn and Shaun Crahan (Damn, those two know how to multitask.. And Craig Jones is a phenomenal keyboardist considering that it is often drowned out by amazing guitars, drums, and vocals.

Corey Taylor isn't even a full on rapper, he's a singer who raps in quite a few songs, and yet he still puts almost every modern rapper to shame. How? Because Slipknot is (SIC)! Mick and Jim are amazing guitarists, Chris, Shaun and Joey are phenominal drummers, Sid is a badass Disc Jockey, Craig is great keyboardist, Paul was a great bassist, and Chris, Shaun and Corey are amazing vocalists! To put it simply, there is no beating Slipknot!

This band is amazing Corey is an awesome singer/rapper/singer Sid Wilson is an awesome turntableist (he has videos on YouTube) Mick and Jim are awesome guitarists Joey, Shawn and Chris are awesome drummers Craig is an awesome keyboardist and Paul Grey is an awesome bassist overall an awesome band its a shame they aren't bigger than they are.

This band sucks, not rap metal.

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5Limp Bizkit

Why is linkin park number even now? They've left their old style and should not be placed in the rap metal category any more? Limp bizkit is the best rap metal band because it never changed its style and remained true rap rockers! Limp bizkit is the best.

Limp Bizkit has the single fastest selling album ever (that is a fact). Limp Bizkit's singer Fred Durst is good at every type of singing, guitarist Wes Borland is the most under rated guitarist I've ever seen, bassist Sam is a boss, DJ lethal is crazy, drummer Jon Auto makes some PHAT beats. Linkin Park is over rated their not all that talented and rage against the machine really why are they even in the top 10.

Limp Bizkit is a example of simple and awesome. with a guitar, vocal and drums they create kickass music so they should be #1

Amazing band, number 1.

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6Hollywood Undead

The best of rap metal number 1

It should have been in at least top 5...

' Sweet if you ask me!

Should be number 1

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I'm not a big fan of rock but I still love korn

Korn is way better than slipknot and Bizkit since Korn brought Bizkit out

Should be in the top 5 at least, very inthusiastic, and so much meaning.

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Definitely my favorite Rap Metal/Nu-Metal band. Great bands on this list, but this is my favorite. Huge fan!

Best band ever. Too bad they brock up


They don't rap in many songs but they are AMAZING I would reccomend them to anyone.

Listen to Engine No. 9, Back to School (Mini Maggit) or Headup. Those are some awesome rap metal songs from Deftones - MetalFoREVer1228

I like all the song bcos he's simple but the band is the beast


Why the HELL is P.O. D not in the top 5? Every song in the satellite album kicks ass.. testify album has a few good tracks too. undisputed best Christian metal band ever... linkin parks new slower style sucks... compared to hybrid theory and meteora... RATM is also good because all of the sounds are made from instruments... nothing is computerised...P.O. D still the best because sonny flows the lyrics naturally wit the music.. doesn't sound forced... and he only screams where its needed and sounds fitting n natural... he can sing, rap, and can even do screams nearly as good as chester from LP... Payable on Death Rules!

The Contenders


I love this band. They have a great sound and style.

Reggae, rap, alternative, metal, techno, rock. What don't these guys do?
Epic band, 19 feels a little low though and should be bit higher than this.


Who put these guys here they aren't rap metal they are horror core and shock rock with rap

Whoop whoop. INSANE CLOWN POSSE is the Best

Best %&$@ band Ever The mighty death pop is the best album they ever made

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numba 9. omg this should be at least in the top 3
. biohazard
. slipknot
. rage against the machine

Urban discipline, that's enough.

15Hed Pe

Love these guys! Yeah some of their stuff wasn't so good and such. But, this is still an awesome band. Love this music. For sure. One of my favorite bands.

Why is Hed PE better than the rest of these bands? Because they aren't huge (yet) and haven't sold out or gotten pushed by record companies to do commercial songs. And Linkin Park is NOT metal or rap, so take them off the list.


Slapshock the best filipino band

And galing mo slapshock

The best kick-ass rap metal band from the philippine islands!

Pinoy classic rap metal!

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17Thousand Foot Krutch

Listen to fly on the wall... A prefect combo of rich rock and meaning

I don't understand how they ain't higher

Very Very good songs!


Dope music for training

19Stuck Mojo

Seriously Stuck Mojo is much better than all of these and all together. All rap metal bands should be like these guys. Their style is very cool. They rap but much more they metal.

Obviously they deserve to be number 1. Come on, it's some pretty heavy stuff they got going on. And their rap is superior

These guys should be up near the top, very good stuff! Must listen for any nu-metal fan


Come on its Twiztid they could make any thing sound good

One of the most underrated rap acts out there today!

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1. Linkin Park
2. System of a Down
3. Korn
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