Best Rock/Metal Rap Bands

A List Of Bands Who Combine Rap And Rock Into Their Music.

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1Linkin Park

Chester's smooth singing(or amazing screams) and mikes unbeatable raps

beat that

The king of rock/rap is Linkin Park, no questions asked. I had never even HEARD of r/r until them, and I never liked ANYTHING to do with rap before them. Go Linkin Park!

My favourite band my friends get annoyed at because I'm always walking around playing it full volume

One of the best... My favourite... And almost each song conveys a message.. Brilliant..

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2Rage Against The Machine

Should be 1st, best rap-rock band ever! Tom morello and Zack are amazing together!

These guys are far better than Linkin Park. In fact anyone on this list that I've heard. For me, they are the undisputed Kings of Rap Metal

What is hollywood undead doing! They don't even have a message, there music is a JOKE! RAGE have a message and make it clear, best band ever in my opinion, Morello = Best guitarist ever, Commerford = amazing bass lines, Brad Wilk = epic drummer, and zack = one of the best rappers ever, ONE OF, not the best.!

Easily the greatest rap-rock group ever!

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3Hollywood Undead

Should be one the first not second! I mean, these people are amazing rappers and I swear this is the best rap/rock band ever!

Holywood Undead has so much variety in their songs... They range from partying (No.5, Everywhere I Go, Comin In Hot), to alcoholism(The Diary, Pour Me, Levitate) suicide(The Loss, Bullet, Coming Back Down)love and pain(Pain, Knife Called Lust, Black Dhalia) anger(Undad, Dead In Ditches, Lights Out)or other meanings(Street Dreams, Paradise Lost, Young, We Are[this is their newest one at the time]Been To Hell, Sell Your Soul, Mother Murder, The Natives)They are an amazing band and of some of the best rappers in the world like Johnny 3 Tears and Charlie Scene... In my opinion they are the best... Better than for Linkin Park or Rage Against The Machine who don't always rap...

Charlie scene is an amazing rapper that needs to get recognised, because I swear he's got the coolest flow I've heard in a long time

Why are they only third? I totally love them, and they deserve to be first! Best band I ever heard.

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4Papa Roach

Infest album was the best hardcore rap ever - thedeadman16

Just listen to "the connection", their latest album
and you will find who should be on the top! - abhisheksrivastava

It feels your brain and your heart in completely!
Every song is perfect and the sound is just heaven to your ears.

There latest album gravity πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’™is the best thing I have ever heard and I have it on repeat constantly

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5Limp Bizkit

I eat you alive and alive and alive... All the others don't come close to RATM they have true meaning to there lyrics and come at you with a variety of rap hard rock with bold lyrics and a bit of metal and funk there awesome

Limp bizkit is the real rap rock band that really makes people headbang

Bring it on! Limp bizkit the best and awesome band that I've ever seen! I eat you alive! Fred!

They are kings of rap/rock metal, hands down! - 05yusuf09

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Sonny's lyrics are the best on this list. Listen to "on the grind" (sonny's verse) and "sounds like war". You have to be kidding that Limp Bizkit is higher ranked than P. O. D.

I guess if songs aren't about sex, drugs or killing then they aren't worthwhile.

If you want to hear a good rap/rock song, go on youtube and listen to, P. O. D. Murder one.

P.O.D. rocks so hard! Not only that but their Lyrics are better than any other band on this list. In a world where profane rants are the rule, P.O.D. stands out as something different.P.O.D. should be first with Linkin Park a close second.

P.O. D are the bomb, listen to songs like Southtown, Goodbye for now,... They deserve first place. Linkin Park can only be first if they went back to doing what they did in the albums Hybrid Theory & Meteora, otherwise they don't deserve to be first

P.O. D IS NUMBER 1... SUPERIOR TO ALL ROCK RAP METAL BANDS... PERIOD! Too many reasons to explain... just listen to the satellite album...

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Listen to Freak on a Leash! Great song by great band!

KoRn is the best! I could listen to them constantly (:

They aren't really rap metal but still are good

This is nu metal, not rap-rock. Still like them though.

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8Beastie Boys

The Beastie boys were the ones who pioneered rock/rap. With albums like "License to Ill" and "Paul's Boutique" which rank on the list of best albums ever, they are amazing musicians. They rap all the time, but also play all their own music. They don't use samples or anything. Rock music that is rapped over. They are geniuses.

Three guys who are among the greatest bands ever, and are still relevant years later. They cannot be topped.

So whatcha want the beastie boyz are licensed to get ill

Come on! Top 5, at least.

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9Five Finger Death Punch

In my opinion FFDP is one of the greatest metal bands ever but I do prefer korn and slipknot

He'll yeah man love their songs they are the best go FFDP


I listened to all the other bands above and nothing raps faster or rocks harder. Nothing compares to slipknot should be number one listen to spit it out and you'll realize slipknots the best.

You have to listen to "Snap" too! Slipknot raps really well in this song! And then, "Diluted"... Although, many of Slipknot's songs are really good to listen, and I just can say that this is the best metal band ever!

When I listen to my ipod I go to artist slipknot and then listen to it over and over. They are the best metal/rock I've ever heard!

I like slipknot, but the only song they rap in is Spit it out.

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?Twenty One Pilots
?Kid Rock
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11Thousand Foot Krutch

TFK are just too good. Listen to phenomenon and tell me they shouldn't be number 1 Their songs all vary in sound yet sound good in their own way. Get to number 1!

That? Is they do not know good music TFK is the best rock band!
Linkin park does not deserve the top spot!


Hi disturbed you are one of best band of heavy metal your are my favorite band I love you guys so mach and I am disturbed 4 ever

WE ARE DISTURBED! Just like him! Lovin the band but I don't know why isn't he at top 10?

One of the best it should be no. 1, way better than Hollywood undead

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These guys get no credit! The most unique sound in the last 30 years! Should be A lot higher on this list!

You've got to Come Original. Nobody above can come original.

How are they rap rock or rap metal I listened to their 1995 self titled album album and it didn't sound like rap metal/rock it just sounded like pop with rap and metal influeces

311 is obviously top 3 with Rage and Korn

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14System Of A Down

Hands down best band ever. They can rap and sing about anything and still be dope!

What? This band is the legend in this this sub genre, I know they are well known in nu metal but in this style they must be number 2

This is a dope band, but its metal, not rap/rock

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15Three Days Grace

My favorite band of all time. Adam Gontier's lyrics fueled by anything from break ups to his time in rehab. One X is my favorite album with Transit of Venus up there too. Barry stock's killer guitar skills. Brad's a bass god. And who can forget Neil's hypnotic drums.

I like these guys, but this band is in no way rap-rock. It is alternative rock.

How the hell is this rap?

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16Red Hot Chili Peppers

The greatest band of all time. A little old but still coming out with good stuff. Don't know this is out of top ten. They rock hard and bust a verse or two.

for their complete and awesome composition

They are awesome but they shouldn't be on a rock rap band list - Sabbath

17Hed PE

Hey bartender hit me with a double!

18Faith No More

The most talented and diverse band on the list by far.
They can do rap, soul, jazz, funk, death metal, rock, punk and they have covered songs by deep purple, the commodores, bee gees, dead kennedys and even lady gaga.
Should be top ten in most genres!

How in the hell is the band that invented the genre of "NuMetal, " or whatever you want to call it, #17? They're the originators of this genre and should be #1, no doubt.

No one can top Faith No More's vocalist Mike Patton. Period.
Maybe some of the other bands' vocalists can rap. But Patton can do anything!

Best alternative metal band.

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What's Jonathan Davis' brother?


Great band... Deserves the top ten at least...

It's kinda hard to enjoy celldweller music,but when you do,no music can ever be compared with them

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1. Linkin Park
2. Slipknot
3. Limp Bizkit
1. Five Finger Death Punch
2. Slipknot
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