Best Rap Metal Bands

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The Top Ten

1 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

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

I generally dislike rap and metal music, but RATM is something special. Tom's sounds are amazing and Zack's lyrics are moving. They're so underrated but no doubt belong at number one.

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2 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Nu-metal ...read more.

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

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.

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

Awesome band

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3 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

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 are the best. Rollin and Gold Cobra is pure rap metal. Fred Durst is a great rapper and is good friends with Eminem, Wes Borland does some great guitar work, Sam Rivers has a great bass in every track, and Jon Auto can drum like mad.

Better than linkin park

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4 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

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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5 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

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

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

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.

These guys are amazing, but definitely not rap metal - kempokid

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6 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.

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.

For those who believe that slipknot is not rap metal. Nu metal is a mix of rap metal and other metal genres.

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7 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

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

Well didn't beat LP but at least Rage is but there beating ICP that's good

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

Do you even know how big of an inspiration these are, which have sung with these and which they are inspired by?

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8 Reveille

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

9 Hed Pe Hed Pe Hed PE, also known as Planet Earth and stylized as p.e., is an American rock band from Huntington Beach, California.

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.

Unique and versatile! Doesn't get better than this

Thank you for sharing this interesting band! Absolutely amazing! Perfect mix of Rap and metal! I liked the "Feel Good" song very much, a collaboration with my favorite. band System of a Down

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10 P.O.D. P.O.D. Payable on Death, also known as P.O.D., is a Christian nu metal band formed in 1992 and based in San Diego, California.

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!

1 million times better than Limp Bizket.

Limp Bizket sucks.

Payable on death is a brilliant and innovative rap metal band. it deserves to be in top 5 at least.P.O. D rules... youth of the nation, satelite, school of hard rock, execute the ground, messenjah, alive, goodbye for now, going in blind are the perfect examples of their master works. adding sleeping awake from matrix soundtrack and booyaka booyaka : 619 rey misterio's anthem

The Newcomers

? Celldweller Celldweller

Rap metal band. Greatest band all time.

Nice band it all time.

? Fort Minor Fort Minor

Best rap metal band and greatest band all time

Top 5 Rap metal songs : 1-Petrified;...2-Strange Things;...3-There they go;...4-Spell it out;...5-Cover and Duck.

Best band all time.

All time best.

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The Contenders

11 Insolence
12 Mushroomhead Mushroomhead Mushroomhead is an American nu metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as ...read more.

I recently discovered this band and I immediately fell in love! Their a great band and very much worth checking out!

Mushroomhead is underrated but they have awesome rap songs. go listen to bwomp, sun doesn't rise, and some of their songs from the first 4 or 5 albums.

13 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. They have also released two live albums and three remix albums.

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

I don't understand how they ain't higher

One of the best Alternative/Rap Metal Bands

Look, listen to my voice
If you're making the choice
Tell all the girls and the boys
Either scream or rejoice
Let's make that noise
Either move or we will all be destroyed!

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14 Skindred Skindred

They are not high on the list because they are not well known. Half these bands don't even qualify for this list. Just popular metal bands with a handful of lyrical spit sections.

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.

15 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

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

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16 Resorte
17 Primer 55 Primer 55 Primer 55 is an American nu metal band from Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The name originates from the combination of Primer, meaning "something that's unfinished," and 55, which refers to Interstate 55, "the road that drugs run on to get to Chicago through Memphis".

Listen to Loose and the big f you

18 Biohazard Biohazard Biohazard is an American band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1987. They are acknowledged as one of the earliest bands to fuse hardcore punk and heavy metal with elements of hip hop.

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

Urban discipline, that's enough.

No1

19 ICP

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

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

Whoop whoop. INSANE CLOWN POSSE is the Best

Whoop whoop! Down with the clown until I'm dead in the ground! Mmfwcl

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20 Slapshock

Slapshock the best filipino band

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

Pride of the Philippines, second to Pacquiao

THE BEST

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21 Clawfinger

These guys are from Sweden... And they are AWESOME! Check out 'Deaf, Dumb and Blind' and their self-titled CD from I believe 2000/2001 ("2 Sides" is the opening track on this one) and hopefully, the impress you!

Clawfinger rules. Not sure what most of these bands are doing on this list. Sure, put RATM on top and, yes, Body Count must be there, they deserve it, but most of these bands are just for kids.

That's rap, melodic, experimenting, ambient, metal, death, electro, thrash metal... pure awwsomeness

When it comes to adoptinf it as a genre it all started with these guys. And they do it in such an unchany way only pioneers can do. Clawfinger #1 without shadow of doubt.

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22 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

Papa Roach should be way higher, they inspired 90% of bands with their sound and attitude off of Infest

Holy Hell... Talking about rap metal who in the earth misses Papa Roach... On no. 24? I mean seriously?

Their first album was so awesome!

Eine der besten Bands der Welt

23 Body Count

Should be in the top 3. Most of the bands on here fit the description of Nu-Metal more. - SteelCity99

NUMBER 25? REALLY? Guys go listen to cop killer and you know why this band is badass

Picture this. Ice-T, easily among the 20 best rappers of all time. Now take him and make him the lead vocalist of a thrash metal band that does everything right. What do you get? You get Body Count beeatch

Awesome

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24 Nonpoint

Hands down best band ever! Discussion over

Underrated all the way

25 Stuck 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

As far as I'm concerned RATM and Stuck Mojo are the only Rap Metal bands I've ever herd.

26 Attila Attila Attila is an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2005. Frontman Chris Fronzak started the band in high school and, not wanting to use typical death metal terms, adopted the name from Attila the Hun, which he came across in a book.

Pretty much the only real METAL band here mixed with a bit of rap.

These guys are the best rap metal they should be No1

Best of all, live like heaven

The others aren't really rap metal
These are the best though better than Linkin Park etc
Limp bizkit and these

27 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.

Dope music for training

28 311 311 311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills.

Impossible, how can you best All Mixed Up and Down. These songs create epic rap metal songs and 311 should be better than all rap metal bands except for Limp Bizkit and Rage Against the Machine. By the way, Kid Rock should be higher in the list, too.

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29 Twiztid Twiztid

Come on its Twiztid they could make any thing sound good

One of the most underrated rap acts out there today!

30 Faith No More Faith No More Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

Faith No More is better than Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach.Faith No More and Rage Against The Machine should be in the top two they both invented rap rock and Red Hot Chili Peppers and System Of A Down should be 3 and 4 they are some of the few actually great rap rock bands

Better than everything ranked above them, except for maybe Rage Against The Machine.

This is 27? Listen to Epic please. This deserved to be in top 5 - Userguy44

The band all of these previous entries copy from.

31 Crazy Town Crazy Town Crazy Town is an American rap rock band, formed in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. Crazy Town is best known for their 2000 hit single, "Butterfly", which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and helped their debut album, The Gift of Game sell over 1.5 million units.
32 Cypress Hill Cypress Hill Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Latino American hip hop recording group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 18 million albums worldwide.

I am insane in the brain

Cypress hill are the kings or combining metal, rap and groove - sextysex

33 Relative

Energy, simplicity... to topic! Search on YouTube RELATIVE - We Go Pogo..or Facebook page RELATIVE band. - Roland

34 Almost Kings
35 Downset
36 Greyhoundz

Second to slapshock who rock the rap metal fans in the Philippines in the 90's
-scott

37 Hot Chick Banged

A fantastic but little known about band, most well known for their cover of The Real Slim Shady.

38 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Not rap metal or even nu-metal. They're groove metal, and I love 'em to death, but shouldn't be here.

I have liked 5fdp from a young age not only do you feel the song the lyrics of their songs mean a lot more, they involve a lot from the real world such as soldiers. It is a very inspiring band and the way their songs are, is unique compared to other bands. I say 5fdp should at least be in the top 10. That's my opinion peace out!

39 Islander Islander Islander is an American nu metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, founded in 2011. The group signed with Victory Records and have released an EP, Pains.

New band that is in the rise. Simply amazing, they are heavy yet poetic and have great screams and raps. Looking forward to the next album!

40 The Prodigy The Prodigy The Prodigy are an English electronic music group from Braintree, Essex, formed by Liam Howlett in 1990. The members were originally Liam Howlett (keyboardist and composer), Keith Flint (dancer and vocalist), Maxim (MC and vocalist), Leeroy Thornhill (dancer and occasional live keyboardist), and a female ...read more.

Why aren't they on this list?

Sick ass band for me they must be top 5

41 Flobots

Progressive Rap Rock Band

42 Issues

This is one of the metalcore bands that I actually like cause their unique with their rap. Check them out

43 Coal Chamber Coal Chamber Coal Chamber was formed in Los Angeles, CA, in 1993. The current members of Coal Chamber are Dez Fafara (Vocals), Nadja Peulen (Bass), Meegs Rascón (Guitar), and Mike Cox (Drums). Former members of the band include Rayna Foss, Chela Rhea Harper, and John Thor. Coal Chamber is typically known being ...read more.
44 Emmure Emmure Emmure is an American metalcore band formed in 2003. Originally based in New Fairfield, Connecticut, but now residing in Queens, New York, the group has a total of seven releases, with their first public release being a 2006 EP entitled The Complete Guide to Needlework.
45 Dirty Wormz

Awesome rap metal fusion band. Most bands on this list aren't even rap metal. For great actual rap metal bands out my website: rapmetal. Siterubix.com

46 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

I didn't even think this classified as rap metal lol

The best ever

47 Sound of Silence

It is the best rap metal band in Cebu City, Philippines

48 Project: Deadman
49 Bionic Jive

Damn wish I voted for this band. The flow is real.

50 Kush
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