Top 10 Pop and Rap Music Artists that Metalhead Elitists Should Listen To
The Top Ten
1 MF Doom
Daniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM, is a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States.
Finally, one of my favorite rappers, is on a top 10 list on this site - venomouskillingmachine
2 A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest were an American hip-hop trio that was formed in 1985, and was composed of MC and producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg and DJ and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
Why would people with good music tastes listen to this crap?
Because they influenced Kanye West, who in turn has influenced a whole slew of artists. - SwagFlicks
CHVRCHES is a Scottish synthpop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The band consists of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. The band, before formation, practiced playing with demo songs written mostly by Doherty.
Good choice for number one! I actually like this band quite a lot. - cjWriter1997
I like their song with Hayley Williams
4 Kendrick Lamar
Swimming Pools Is A Good Modern Rap Song Because Its Different From All The Other Rap Songs - christangrant
Humble, Hiii Power, Breakfast & Cereal, Swimming Pools, Blacker The Berry, I, King Kunta, his Control verse and Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe are some of his best even lyrically
5 Frank Ocean
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
He's good. Gotta admit it and how much I wish modern rap were like this. - FieryKnightFloyd
He Has Some Descent Songs - christangrant
7 Death Grips
8 Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
This band is good but they are neither pop nor rap. They play indie and art rock, meaning their music is far even from the mainstream rock music. - Metal_Treasure
Why is there so many rock bands on a list that is supposed to be rap and pop? - germshep24
9 Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
I like few of his songs and he's good. Stevie Wonder is great as well. I recommend him. - FieryKnightFloyd
I'm a metalhead, but nobody can beat the king of pop
10 Marianas Trench
Marianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band consists of members Josh Ramsay, Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman.
But they are a rock band - they play symphonic rock and pop punk. You can read it even in the short article under their band name on this list: "Marianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver...". - Metal_Treasure
Wonkeydude introduced me to this band. And yes wonkey, I like their songs. But anyway they are a rock band. And also Pop rock. But pop rock is also a part of rock music. But anyway their songs are very good.
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(calling them pop won't be wrong either, just not pure pop). - zxm
Claire Elise Boucher, better known by the stage name Grimes, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, music video director, and record producer.
? Tame Impala
Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.
11 Kanye West
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
Have listened to her...
Eric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications ...read more.
He looks like Ryder from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. - FieryKnightFloyd
I Like The Song Boyz In The Hood - christangrant
15 Julia Holter
Julia Shammas Holter is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, composer and artist, based in Los Angeles.
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.
My favorite rapper. That's all I can say. - cjWriter1997
The best rapper of all time - germshep24
17 The Weeknd
Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
18 Ice Cube
O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built ...read more.
He Has Some Good Songs
It Was A Good Day
You Know How We Do It - christangrant
19 Dr. Dre
Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
20 Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.
She Has Some Good Songs
She Even Has A Song Called Heavy Metal Lover
Shes Also My Favorite Modern Pop Artist Because She Can Write Good Songs
And She Does It For The Music (Probably Because She Loves Bands Like Iron Maiden) - christangrant