Best Rap Metal Bands
The Top Ten
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)
Rage Against the Machines is much better then Linkin Park. They're not even rap metal, they're just a terrible pop rock group with a rapper. RATM actually has metal and rock & roll in it. Likin Park should be lower then Limp Bizkit and Slipknot. Slipknot isn't even close to rap metal, but they are still much better then Likin Park. As for ICP, they shouldn't even be on this list. Their music is the worst I have ever heard, and they make my ears bleed. Who ever likes ICP, doesn't like music.
The best rap metal band of all time. Undisputed. Their music is so good that it will be still listened to for many generations to come. The combination of Zack's lyrics and Tom's superb guitar skills made them a truly great band. They are also the greatest protest band of all time. Their lyrics were inspiring
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 are the only band to combine hip hop and rock perfectly. You're not hip hop just because you decide to rap over guitar riffs. LP uses electronica and experimental hip hop beats over their guitars to create music only they can. They are a fantastic band that have shown they are more than one trick artists. Also Mike Shinoda is the best MC out of a rap rock band. Zach De La Roacha is a mediocre rapper at best. Mike Shinoda uses more multisyllabic, internal and technical rhyme schemes on average than all other bands on this list. In other words, Shinoda is as close of a legit rapper than anyone else.
Linkin Park is the greatest. None of the other bands have dedicated their sound to combining hip hop, metal, electronica, reggae, experimental, edm and recently punk so fluidly. Mike shinoda slaughters zac del rocha on the mic. Mike is an incredibly dope producer with complex time signatures on his fort minor project and his rhyme schemes and rhyme patterns on xerp demo tape and hybrid theory ep murk anything rocha has done. Linkin Park has garnered respect from hip hop legends such as Public enemy, rakim, jay z, common, clipse, black thought of the roots and underground hip hop acts like dilated peoples. How many rock bands have an MC who can sing, rap, and produce and be competent in all 3 including to be able to work with huge artists and independent artists at the same time? You have a hard time finding others.
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.
OK fine, these last 3 albums (1000 Suns, Living Things, Recharged) have sucked. I will admit that.
BUT go back and listen to Hybrid Theory and Meteora, and then tell me Linkin Park deserves any lower than #1. Their music was loud without being annoying, angry without being too aggressive, and catchy without being too "Pop-y".
In other words, pure rock-metal-rap perfection.
LP are an amazing band, deserving of #1.
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.
What happened? Linkin Park wasn't rap metal much often except for their songs Papercut and Faint. Linkin Park doesn't deserve to be rated as the best rap metal band ever. Limp Bizkit should be ranked as number one in rap metal. By the way, how can you beat Shotgun and Nookie (Limp Bizkit songs).
Agreed on Linkin Park. They are FARRR from metal or even hard rock. Actually any rock other than super soft. Soft it lyricist as well. Is no instrumentals to speak of negatively or positively. This is the epitome of sound room designed sound. Bizkit is better live for excample. Park doesn't tour because it would HAVE TO be lip & music fake.
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.
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!
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
1 million times better than Limp Bizket.
Limp Bizket sucks.
Most of the bands on here aren't rapmetal. I love system of a down slipknot and korn but they're numetal not rapmetal. There's a reason rage against the machine is number 1 on this list. They are one of the few bands that actually successfully combined rap and metal. Hollywood undead is another. I highly recommend them if you're looking for an ACTUAL rapmetal band. All the members rap, giving the band an old school hip hop feel like wu tang clan or bone thugs or nwa etc. Bullet, paradise lost, undead, scava, and we are are all great songs
One of the best. Hard rock but not to intense. The music really gets inside you're soul. It should be number three.
HU is AMAZING. The blend of metal, rap, rock and pop just works so well for these guys. Easily my all time favourite
The undead are awesome. That's all there is to it. They should be #1
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.
Definitely my favorite Rap Metal/Nu-Metal band. Great bands on this list, but this is my favorite. Huge fan!
Really surprised over how good their album was
Best band ever. Too bad they brock up
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!
Love TFK, but they ain't rap metal.
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.
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
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.
(HED) P.E hard heavy check out "wake up" by them sick song rap metal elements are definitely in there so check it out
Stuck Mojo are the first rap metal band, the predated most of the bands on this list. The great thing about Mojo is that they put way more emphasis on metal, which I feel is where most rap metal bands fall short. They are essential a metal band with a rapping vocalist.
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
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! Down with the clown until I'm dead in the ground! Mmfwcl
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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
Think this is one of the best rap metal bands not well known as the top 10 but they should be in the top 5.
Just listen to Cop Killer, Body Count and 99 problems because
Should be in the top 3. Most of the bands on here fit the description of Nu-Metal more.
Back to School (Mini Maggit) is they're only Rap Metal song. They are an Alternative Metal band to the extreme.
Listen to Engine No. 9, Back to School (Mini Maggit) or Headup. Those are some awesome rap metal songs from Deftones
They don't rap in many songs but they are AMAZING I would reccomend them to anyone.
I like all the song bcos he's simple but the band is the beast
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.
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.
I love this band. They have a great sound and style.
Listen to Loose and the big f you
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
The band all of these previous entries copy from.
Ok come on guys you clearly haven't heard last resort before papa roach are fudging amazing!
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
The best kick-ass rap metal band from the philippine islands!
Pride of the Philippines, second to Pacquiao
Slapshock the best filipino band
One of the best in the world!
Urban discipline, that's enough.
numba 9. omg this should be at least in the top 3
. rage against the machine
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.
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.
That's rap, melodic, experimenting, ambient, metal, death, electro, thrash metal... pure awwsomeness
Come on its Twiztid they could make any thing sound good
One of the most underrated rap acts out there today!
Dope music for training
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