The Top Ten Rappers Who Are 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 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.

Tech should be number one, he is obviously the dopest rapper in the game right now. Glad he's included in the list too.

I honestly love his backmasking on his songs. He's one of those music artists whose really good at doing it.

He's my favorite rapper of all time and I'm glad he's on this list m/

He had a collab with Serj Tanikian. Is that enough for you?

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2 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

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. - IronSabbathPriest

I mean, he's the rapper of a nu metal band, obv. - ProPanda

3 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.

Um... I'm sorry no metalhead "respects" this rapper that I know of. - CaptainMowzker

4 Eminem 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.

He has real rap talent, so... - Ananya

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

5 Hopsin 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

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.

6 Tupac Shakur 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.

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

7 Ice-T Ice-T

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.

8 Ronnie Radke Ronnie Radke

Metalheads do not respect whiny emo poser metal bands like Falling in Reverse. - CaptainMowzker

Ronnie is actually the vocalist of Falling in Reverse. This needs to be removed

Who Can Stop Us Now? - Marvel_1William

Metalheads wouldn't respect a poser. - 445956

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9 Fred Durst 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!

No metalhead I know of respects Fred Durst... NOT A SINGLE ONE. - CaptainMowzker

10 Immortal Technique Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.

The Newcomers

? 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's pretty badass in my book. - CaptainMowzker

? Twiztid Twiztid

These guys are awesome, that hace lyrics that has a perfect aesthetic to death metal m/

The Contenders

11 $uicideboy$

Hell yeah

yes papi

12 Fronzilla

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

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.

13 Zack de la Rocha 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

14 Kendrick Lamar 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. - Caleb9000

15 tobyMac 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 - paasadani

16 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.

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

17 Tyler the Creator 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.
18 Benji Webbe

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

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

19 Bones
20 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.

21 Notorious B.I.G. 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.
22 Madchild
23 Dr. Dre 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.
24 Death Grips Death Grips Death Grips is an American experimental hip hop band from Sacramento, California, formed in 2010. The group consists of vocalist MC Ride, drummer and producer Zach Hill, and recording engineer Andy Morin.

They have a distinct sound that some would say sounds like rock and metal.

25 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.
26 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

He's has been inspired by metal and rock bands like Papa roach and Nirvana. Even he have song like "King", "Revenge" and more.

27 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.

Most metalheads that I know of despise Lil Wayne... - CaptainMowzker

28 DMX DMX
29 T. Mills

The scene girls just love T. Mills. Yes, he may be handsome, and yes he may have released a successful independent rap album, and of course was signed to Columbia Records for being a great artist himself. I would consider T. Mills an amazing artist. He has many great anthems, for example The Boom, which indeed is amazing, and deserves to be in the Greatest Songs of All Time list.

30 Yelawolf Yelawolf Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known as Yelawolf, is an American rapper from Gadsden, Alabama. In his early years, Yelawolf released his first independent album "Creek Water', which was released in 2005. During 2005 to 2010, he released one extended play (EP) and four mixtapes. ...read more.
31 Daddy Yankee Daddy Yankee Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.

Slipknot and avenged sevenfold look and music

32 MCA
33 Mike D
34 Ad Rock
35 ZillaKami
36 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.
37 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.
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