Top 10 Pop and Rap Music Artists that Metalhead Elitists Should Listen To

The Top Ten

1 MF Doom 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 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

3 CHVRCHES CHVRCHES Chvrches are 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 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 2Pac 2Pac 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

6 Frank Ocean Frank Ocean
7 Michael Jackson 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

8 Death Grips
9 Arcade Fire 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

10 Marianas Trench 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.

(calling them pop won't be wrong either, just not pure pop). - zxm

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The Contenders

11 Eazy-E Eazy-E 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

12 Kanye West 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.
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14 Ice Cube 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

15 Lady Gaga 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
Poker Face
Just Dance
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

16 Julia Holter Julia Holter Julia Shammas Holter is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, composer and artist, based in Los Angeles.
17 Nas Nas 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

18 The Notorious B.I.G The Notorious B.I.G Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.

I Like Some Songs From Him
Juicy
Hypnotise
Big Poppa - christangrant

19 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
20 Bjork Bjork 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.
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