Top Ten Rappers Who Are Most Respected by Metalheads

This is a list of rappers I've noticed who are respected by people whom love metal music. Make sure to check out these rappers. If you disagree with the list, be sure to make suggestions.
The Top Ten
1 Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates, (born November 8, 1971), better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games... read more

After mistakenly being confused as a rock band, dubstep producer or whatever, Tech N9ne definitely is respected in the metal realm. After collaborating with Five Finger Death Punch, and making a cover of LL Cool J's song Mama Said Knock You Out, people really got in to Tech. He has his own record label Strange Music. He has also collaborated with System of a Down's lead vocalist Serj Tankian. Not to mention his upcoming rap rock band K.A.B.O.S.H. he most definitely will be considered a legend, in the Rap Rock music genre.

2 Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born 11 February 1977) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and co-lead vocalist... read more

Being the rap vocals of Linkin Park, there is absolutely no doubt that he is respected by people who listen to metal. He, himself is an amazing rapper and has made a huge amount of hits with Linkin Park.

Being the rapper of Linkin Park, he gets a lot of respect. However, I don't think he is that talented.

3 Zack de la Rocha Zacharias Manuel "Zack" de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970) is an American musician, poet, rapper, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from 1991–2000, and after the band's reunion in 2007 until their last show in 2011. He left Rage Against... read more

Zachary de la Rocha is a legend, he is definitely one of the best to ever do it. Being the vocalist of Nu Metal band Rage Against the Machine, he has really managed to make one of the best rap rock songs I've ever witnessed. Zack should definitely bring back RATM, they really did inspire me as a child.

The best rapper in the rap metal genre he does a good job about tell massages in his songs

4 Tupac Shakur 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 is talented is usually don't listen to rap but the oldies are AWESOME

Haha that picture with Tupac and Kiss back in 1996 at The Grammy's...classic.

I love metal but he is CLASSIC I know sooo many people who don't like rap (I like rap) but LOVE him

5 Ice-T Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record executive, record producer, and author.

I am genuinely surprised he ranked so low, considering how he is a frontman of a really good crossover thrash band. Moreover, I know that there's barely anyone in my metal community who likes Nu Metal, but do know and listen to Body Count...

Never knew much about him until I discover one of the best bands I've ever heard, BODY COUNT. He actually was partially inspiration to look into hp hop and rap a bit too.

6 Fred Durst William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.

Fred Durst is hands down one of the best to have ever made it possible. Being the lead vocalist of Nu Metal band Limp Bizkit, whom is now signed to Cash Money records. Fred Durst has definitely made history and has definitely made a handful of anthems for all you metalheads to enjoy. His lyrics are powerful, yet aggressive, he really knows how to pump you up and make you want to punch someone in the face. Limp Bizkit is amazing!

7 Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only... read more

I definitely have respect for Biggie. Great rapper.

8 Deuce

Once a part of rapcore band Hollywood Undead, Deuce has really made a scene in being one of the most respected rappers, from people who enjoy metal. He once sung the hooks in Hollywood Undead and was later replaced by Danny. I personally think Danny is better off with Hollywood Undead, but I also wish Deuce was never kicked out.

9 Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973 in New York City. 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.

This one, seems genuinely plausible.

10 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce... read more

Probably because of the fact he doesn't use the word N word every ten seconds.

Needs to be #1 because sometimes he's the only rapper that people like.

Marilyn manson and eminem are dope

The Contenders
11 Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.

Yes, the Eminem inspired underground rapper Hopsin is respected by many people who love different type of music genres. Hopsin is definitely one of the best rappers to ever do it, and is definitely one of my favorite rappers as well. Having a successful record label Funk Volume, he has managed to make a lot of anthems, for metalheads to enjoy. He has also signed rappers such as Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton and has also made them reach XXL.

12 DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, was an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970. He passed away on April 9th, 2021 after suffering a heart attack.
13 Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and previously co-founded, co-owned, and was the president of Death Row Records. Dr. Dre... read more

I think that Dr. Dre's pretty cool.

14 Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru. He was born on February 19, 1978
15 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg... read more

To Pimp A Butterfly was practically flawless.

16 Fronzilla

Fronz is amazing, Attila rules and I just love his music. The profanity may be disturbing, buy I love the music anyway.

Being the lead singer of Rapcore band Attila, Fronz is definitely respected by people who listen to metal music. Attila is amazing. Fronz is love, Fronz is life.

Atilla is crap and so is this jackass worst death core in the world

17 $uicideboy$

Definitely a metal vibe, one of them used to be part of a punk band.

They're at the top but followed by people like Pouya, Ghostemane, Unaverage Gang, Zillakami and more great rappers.

Not really a metalhead but I like $uicideBoy$ a lot.But they're more for emos than metalheads but I'm not emo at all.

No Metalhead I know of "respects" him.

18 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

Watch an interview of him on YouTube talking about his musical preferences. Heavy Metal is his first answer.

19 Ghostemane

He's a pretty big black metal fan and that shines through his music. But he's into metal and rock overall too considering he has sampled bands like Pantera, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, and Linkin Park.

He's the best he grew up on Guns N' Roses and blink 182

He is a rapper but a metalhead too.

20 Benji Webbe

He's more reggae-sounding than rap, but he is metal also. Skindred rules.

Why isn't he in the list? Benji is amazing.

21 MF Doom Daniel Dumile (July 13, 1971 - October 31, 2020), also known as MF DOOM, was a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States. He died on October 31, 2020, however, his death wasn't revealed until December 31.
22 Scarlxrd

His violent tone is amazing. Good for heavy music fans

23 tobyMac Toby McKeehan, better known by his stage name TobyMac, is a Christian hip hop recording artist, music producer, hip-hop and pop artist, songwriter and author.

Song writer, author, producer and most definitely, an amazing Christian rapper. Toby has a Nu Metal sound in some of his songs and he is definitely an amazing artist. Many metalheads love him, and I wouldn't dare ask why.

Tobymac has collabed with Nu metal artist Trevor McNevan and also with Skillet's John Cooper

24 Tyler the Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director... read more
25 Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Miami Gardens, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016. His third album, Ta13oo, came... read more

He has loud and bass songs so he's definitely a good pick for metalhead.

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