Best Rock/Metal Rap Bands

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

The Top Ten

1 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 Alternative ...read more.

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

The best...

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2 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.

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

Rage against the machine is the greatest rap/rock band in existence, no questions asked. Zack is one of the greatest rappers and tom is one of the best guitarists in history. Plus they're backed by a great bassist in tim and a fantastic drummer in brad.

Nobody commenting on this list knows jack about rap. People saying “this person is the best rapper” or “they make the best rap” is just an idiot

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3 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.

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!

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 THE HELL IS HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD ONLY SECOND?!? HU has slightly more variety than Linkin Park as LP does not make any party tracks. All of the vocalists in HU, so all of HU, are amazing vocalists. Danny has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard, Charlie Scene and J-Dog are just epic, Funny man is just a fun guy, the Kurlzz is a beast. Johnny 3 Tears is the best rapper I have ever heard. He is the only man who can make a party track sound like it comes from the heart. He is also the only man on the planet who can where a butterfly on his face and still look manly. Chuck Norris goes "Damn is J3T manly". Linkin Park is awesome but Hollywood Undead is perfection.

Hollywood Undead is a Rap-Rock band with members who come from different musical backgrounds. Charlie Scene has a rapping and singing style that are heavily inspired by Eminem. J-Dog has a unique song writing way as just to say bad thoughts you may have and is able to rap and sing like the two were one in the same. Johnny 3 Tears has a song writing style which is somewhat the same as J-Dogs, just say your bad thoughts, and has a strong masculine singing/rapping voice though he can’t perform as good live. Danny may not write in Hollywood Undead but his singing voice has that sound which makes it easy to know if he is on a song though he does sound like J-Dog or former band member Deuce in a few songs, his high pitched voice make it soothing to listen to on soft tracks like Believe and From The Ground. Lastly Funny Man who has a distinct voice which is very low and fits his persona in the songs that he sings/raps in such as Party By Myself and No.5. All in all Hollywood Undead is a ...more

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4 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.

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!

Sucks.They are no where near as good as Linkin Park,Rage Against The Machine or Hollywood Undead.Also Beastie Boys and Zebrahead should be higher than the crap that is Limp Bizkit.-DarkBoi-X

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5 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.

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.

Dude POD have been my favorite since I don't know when. These guys have some really diverse sound and their sings really kill it bro. These guys are sick they should at least be in the top 5.

They blew my mind in 1999 when I first saw the Southtown video on MTV. Never new a Christian band could sound like that. Pioneers for sure.

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6 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.

Infest album was the best hardcore rap ever - thedeadman16

Can not say it better then this:
'... Every song is perfect and the sound is just heaven to your ears. '

These guys at least deserve no.5 why are they so low?

How the hell is Limp Bizkit above them? - venomouskillingmachine

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7 Beastie Boys Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.

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.
Rip MCA

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

Beastie Boys 7th? These top 10 list are always whack!

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8 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.

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

They are NOT a rap rock band

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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.

Hey bartender hit me with a double!

10 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.

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!

Christian rapcore I love Christian music

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

I accept why Linkin Park is 1st
But TFK must be in 2nd
Ever listened to Phenomenon...

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The Newcomers

? Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

Come on guys BMTH are amazing! They should be at least in the top 20 - amo

The Contenders

11 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 alternative metal/alternative rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Since when did they rap

Best band out right now!

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

12 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.

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!

There pretty cool I got mad because there concert got cancelled in Pittsburgh

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13 Mindless Self Indulgence Mindless Self Indulgence

Because they're the only GOOD choice.

Love this band so much

Bosses! They show people what rock and rap is all about... There techo mix is off the hook... there number 1!

14 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" .

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

They aren't rap

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15 Kid Rock Kid Rock Robert James Ritchie Sr., known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, activist, minister and actor.

Hands down, #1.

Um he easily greatest Rap Rock artist. Plays around 40 instruments can Rap can sing,can scream. Can do Rap,Rock,metal,country,southern rock,blues,funk,soul,jazz a lot of time in the same song. His band either Twisted Brown Trucker or Howling Diablos ( for jazz stuff) obliterate the talent of a Linkin Park. He has sold the most of the genre. Had hits on every major chart.

16 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".
17 311 311 311 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.

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

If their only stand-out song was Down, they would deserve a place on this list. However, it isn't, so they deserve a higher place on this list. - ThatoneMetalhead

Listen to their 90-04 albums and you hear a lot of their rap rock, should be higher on the list

Best on the list, and still making music as the original lineup

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18 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.

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.

Three Days Grace is my favourite band, but they are not rap rock. They're alternative rock. There is only one song from them that has rapping, but not a lot of people know about it. It's called This Movie, which is from their demo album that only has three other songs on it, and I'm pretty sure it's from 1997, but other than that, they only have a lead vocalist and a backup vocalist.

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

I love Three Days Grace, but there's only one song from them with rapping.

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19 Stuck Mojo

Should be number 1...!

20 Bloodhound Gang Bloodhound Gang The Bloodhound Gang is an American rock and pop band currently consisting of Jimmy Pop (vocals, guitar), "Evil Jared" Hasselhoff (bass), Q-Ball (DJ, keyboards, synthesizers, producer), The Yin (percussion) and Daniel P. Carter (guitar) that formed in 1988. ...read more.
21 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.

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

They have to be #1 - venomouskillingmachine

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22 Adema Adema Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls. V 1 Comment
23 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.

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!

Should be in top 5 at least they were one of the inventors of rap rock and FNM is better than most of these bands.My top 5:Beastie Boys,Faith No More,Rage Against The Machine,Red Hot Chili Peppers,and System Of A Down.

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24 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

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

Listen to "Give It Away" and you'll understand why this should at least be in the top 10

Yes, they are rap rock band. But most of their greatest songs don't have rapping. - zxm

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25 Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. ...read more.

These guys suck ass

Man these guyd arr awesome

26 Celldweller

The interesting thing about Celldweller is that he makes most (if not all) of his music BY HIMSELF. - ThatoneMetalhead

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

27 Methodes of Mayhem
28 Slapshock

Slapshock is the best...

29 Staind Staind Staind was a rock band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. Staind's lineup is Aaron Lewis (vocalist and guitarist), Jon Wysocki (drummer, left in 2011), Johnny April (bassist), and Mike Mushok (guitarist). After Jon's departure Sal Giancarelli filled in as drummer until the band's hiatus in ...read more.

Agreed they really revolutionized the idea of using open strings to create tonality.

Their sound was so good.

30 Zebrahead

Really? 26th? This is dumb. Just because they're not as famous as Linkin Park or Hollywood Undead, they deserve way more credit than this. It's incredibly rare to find a rap-rock band that actually has quality instrumentals (a lot of them don't even have actual drummers), and these guys take it to a new level. The guitarist, bassist, and drummer all have incredible skill, and in later albums, the band makes a point to show it, even incorporating solos and advanced musical techniques such as polyrhythms. I'd be willing to accept them not being number 1, if only because of the lack of fame, but 26 is unacceptable.

Definitely the most underrated band on this list

24th! Get back! Get back! Get Back!

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.

Should be higher on this list (if not #1 overall) - the ONLY reason I can even fathom for why they aren't is because they only had one "mainstream" hit ("Butterfly"), which means odds are most people only know them by that one song - which was lame and girly as crap because the lead singer wrote it for his g/f. If people listened to their other stuff they'd realize they sound nothing like that one song.

My favorite songs by them drowning, decorated b-boy 2000 and hurt you so bad

32 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.

Although they've become less Rap as they've progressed, they did begin as a Rap-Rock/ Nu Metal band. They're influence from Rap though doesn't just pertain to lyrics, it's present in Abe Cunningham's style on the drums as well.

Deftones aren't really Nu Metal at all, but more of Rap and Alternative Metal. Everything they do is original and no one sounds like them. Easily of the greatest Rock/Metal in history.

27? Are you kidding me? These guys should be number 1! One of the greatest bands in the world! R.I. P Chi Cheng. You were an awesome bass player. - MetalFoREVer1228

Adrenaline, one of the best albums...ever... 7 Words, Engine No.9, Bored... Come on MAN!

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33 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

I wouldn't say they're rap rock, more like alternative hip-hop. Good band, love songs like "Holding On To You" and "Message Man" but this isn't rock.

Hands down the best rock band with rap in their music!

THEY ARE THE BEST

34 Run DMC

Come on! WALK THIS WAY! HAVE ANY OF YOU PEOPLE HEARD THIS SONG? SO COOL YA YOU SHOULD HEAR IT IT'S GOOD THE ONE WITH AEROSMITH YAA

35 From Ashes to New

Probably the best rap rock band around these days along with hollywood undead because linkin park hardly ever do any rap rock anymore

This band will truly be one of the greats. They don't have a bad song yet. They have a very good mix of Rap and Rock! Keep it up guys.

These guys are good they have much similar sound to both Linkin Park and Hollywood undead if you never heard them check them out trust me and Hollywood undead is my favorite band so I respect there souns

I really love this band I'm hoping they get up there

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36 Dethklok Dethklok Dethklok is both a virtual band featured in the Adult Swim animated program Metalocalypse and a real band created to perform the band's melodic death metal music in live shows. Both bands were created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. ...read more.

One of the most brutal metal bands I've ever heard. And there really funny laugh out loud.

I have to say... I love Dethklok as much as the next person, but in what universe is Dethklok a rapock band? If you've ever heard the terms "comedy metal" or "metal" that may be a more acurate description.

37 Styles of Beyond

Styles of Beyond are amazing... Just listen to Nine Thou... - sam117

Shapeshifter 2nd Best Song. Celldweller featuring song. Need for speed music it.

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

The best band

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38 Pop Shuvit

Old school rocka rock

39 Alien Ant Farm Alien Ant Farm Alien Ant Farm is an American rock band that formed in Riverside, California, United States, in 1996. Their name comes from an idea original guitarist Terry Corso had about aliens and the Earth: "it was just my daydream about our planet being seeded by entities from other dimensions." They have released ...read more.
40 Inside Out
41 Down With Webster

May be a band out of Canada, but they are the best mix of everything good about rock/rap

42 40 Below Summer

Listen to their songs of 'Invitation to the dance'.

43 Clawfinger

Swedish Hardcore Rap Metal Band Clawfinger belongs at least top 5 on this list

Why not take a turn by the GROOVSHARK.com and find out for yourselves. If you're in to music, don't tell me these youngsters do not belong at the topp of this list. And by the way, why not listen to their first album "Deaf Dumb Blind". Just buckle up and let CLAWFINGER take control off the throttle.

44 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

I'm not sure if this is the right band but there pretty awesome if so

Bring the noise!

45 28 Days
46 Enhancer
47 New Medicine
48 Gym Class Heroes Gym Class Heroes Gym Class Heroes is an American rap rock-hip hop band from Geneva, New York, United States. The group formed in 1997 when Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during their high school gym class.

Deserves a lot more than 47 and 0% vote.

49 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.

Badass band favorite song is middle fingers up!

50 One Minute Silence
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