Top Ten Best Rap-Rock Artists

The best band, group or artist mixing Rap and Rock together
The Top Ten
1 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.

Linkin Park has people that are very talented, they ACTUALLY CARE for their fans, not just their fans' money. They have a good beat, good singers great lyrics, they don't make songs just trying to say drugs and alcohol are good, their songs have a good reasoning to them.

I have to say all these bands have a future in the rap/rock success game "BUT"! Linkin Park is already there to knock, thoses pretenders back down to squre one. No one replaces Linkin Park. They already burn down that bridge to there succuess, no one is follower. There just listeners.

Oh my god! What the hell they guys are doing at no. 9. They are obviously no. 1. The combination between Mike's rap and Chester's stunning voice is deadly. They just nailed everyone. Come on guys vote for LP.

Linkin park is the best... No other can beat them... There music is unique and mike shiNoda is amazing... He is a true emcee... Chester, Mr. Hann, brad delson, rob... They all are great... Linkin park rocks...

2 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.

Hollywood Undead are the pinnacle of rap-rock. Sure, Linkin Park WERE rap-rock, but they've moved on, and as such I believe Hollywood Undead should very easily take top spot. Even on their more melodic tracks like "Rain", they're able to blend rap into it without it seeming weird. Standout tracks have fast rapping and memorable choruses, like "California Dreaming", "Whatever It Takes", "Day of the Dead", "Hear Me Now", "Black Dahlia", "Undead", "Everywhere I Go", "Sell Your Soul" and "No. 5". They're still reaching new heights and their music is still fresh and amazing, even a decade later

In the past I never liked rap songs. I thought all rap songs made no sense at all, like those "sung" by T-pain, Wiz and the like. That's when I stumbled upon this genure of rap rock and man, did it blow my life away. Hollywood Undead has changed my view on rap music and once I started listening to them, I just couldn't stop. Explosive Verses, dramatic choruses, and lyrics that tell more than just a story. Thank you HU for introducing me to this crazy genure of Rap Rock and I look forward to your next album. HU for life!

I like Hollywood Undead more than Linkin Park... And I grew up on Linkin Park... I think that Charlie Scene is a better rapper/gutarist than Mike Shinoda and Johnny 3 Tears, Funny Man, Charlie Scene, and J-Dog are some of the best rappers around. I prefer Danny/Deuce (I like both) to Chester Bennington. The Kurlzz is an AMAZING drummer, J-Dog is really good on the Bass guitar and Funny Man is great on keyboard... Don't get me wrong I still love Linkin Park... I just like Hollywood Undead more

Probably my favorite group ever. I love how they combine rock and rap elements into such great songs and each member contributes their own special style to the band. Some songs humorous and catchy, some powerful and full of meaning, but all are fantastic.

3 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.

Rage Against The Machine belongs to the top of this list because

1) RATM has been one of the most influential rap-rock bands of the 90's and today still.

1) Their songs discuss heavy matters such as politics, racism, hypocrisy, withstanding oppression, ignorance, unity which makes their songs a powerful tools for change.

3) The musicality and technicality of the band is incomparable.

Rage is number one

I understand that Hollywood Undead has great sound and is very pumping but Rage started that and they had a very big message to put out, whereas Hollywood is just singing to be loud. And you can't forget the awesome riffs from Tom and the unique voice of Zach.

It has come to my attention that Rage and Beastie Boys are really one of the few ways to do rap rock. I personally don't care much for LP and Limp Bizkit is absolute garbage anyway. I apologize if I offended anyone, it's just my opinion.

RATM is the best rap-rock band out there. They are a band with a cause, which is really rare. Especially now a days. That's why I always say that the music industry needs more Rage. RATM for #1!

4 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.

They are the soul reason why white boys are welcomed to the hip-hop world! They never made a bad album and each and every one of their songs are spontaneous and creative to the max!

Come on. How are they not in the top ten? Why aren't they in the top five? Come on people!

They should be number 1

5 Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

Feel Good Inc, Clint Eastwood, and Dirty Harry are the best songs ever! They combine rock and rap nicely. (and they don't curse every other word! )

Demon Days was pure genius! They are amazing! Damon Albarn at his best!

They are great,but just few songs are really rap-rock so I think they don't belong to this list,still they are one of my favourite bands right now.

Top 3 in my opinion

6 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. They're mostly known for their singles like Break Stuff, My Way, My Generation, Nookie, Eat You Alive, Rollin', and Take a Look Around. They ...read more.

Limp bizkit is exactly what you want if you want to be gangsta and punk at the same time.

Break stuff, Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle), Hot Dog. Pechyowaa. Awesome beyond belief. Linkin Park definitely deserves numero uno though.

I was there during this time and they rocked.

Idiots! This band is definitely in top 10.

7 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.

P.O.D aren't very popular but their songs are so great. Songs about love, religion and even politics. Nobody has to be a christian to appreciate the songs, and they have some amazing singles.

Listen to Boom, Southtown, Goodbye for now, Alive...uff there are many more
Now way bands like Hollywood undead and Rage against machines are better then this.

Listen to Youth of a Nation and you will understand why they deserve to be in the top ten.

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

He is rap, rock, country and soul...

Best rap rock artist

9 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.

If you are a fan of the Linkin Park you'll probably like them. They also have some very thoughtful lyrics

If you have never heard of them, then look them up NOW. They're amazing!

10 Cypress Hill Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Latino American hip hop recording group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 18 million albums worldwide.

Why, no one commented on this great band of combination of rap and rock

Cypress Hill is best

The Contenders
11 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.

Think you all are deaf.

12 Run-D.M.C. Run-DMC was an American pioneering hip hop group consisting of Run, DMC, and Jam Master Jay. They were formed in 1981 and disbanded in 2002 after Jam Master Jay was murdered.

Do you people forget who stared this Run D.M.C "Rock Box"Know your history.

Run-D.M.C. are the kings of this genre

13 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.
14 Flobots

It's obvious Jonny5 actually cares about social justice and environmental awareness. And his "D.A.R.E." verse from Onomatopoeia and "I.R.A.Q." rap proves he can write rhymes. And their live performances are always memorable. These guys deserve more for what they put in.

Really deep lyrics, great beats, and some in general pretty great raps. 5 words: Listen to Fight With Tools.

15 Fort Minor

Linkin Park & Fort Minor, both has Mike Shinoda... So, no doubt that they are gonna be awesome!... But, Fort Minor just killed it!...just released one album, & is at #9...!

Dude he released one album and its gotta be a classic.

16 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.

What are these jokes doing on here?

17 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.
18 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.
19 Hed PE Hed PE, also known as Planet Earth and stylized as p.e., is an American rock band from Huntington Beach, California.
20 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".
21 Styles of Beyond

Nine Thou is one of the best songs in my opinion, but of course the best is Tonedeff-Velocity. But this is also amazing, should listen.

Two songs like - (1) Nine Thou; (2) shapeshifter.

22 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

This band deserves to be so much higher. Tyler Joseph has this innate ability to string words together beautifully. Not only that, he doesn't sing about sex or drugs, he sings about meaningful things, things that actually matter and help others get through their life.

I dunno which I like better, these guys or LP but I like how both bands change up their style each album. It makes it an interesting experience. And the lyrics are way better on these guys, but LP has the memorable guitar riffs and focus more on the instruments than the vocals.

Twenty one pilots changed the landscape of this genre with their debut album 'Vessel'. Instead of rap-rock, they are more rap-rock-pop-electronic, which is much better than some of the other acts at the top of this list.

These guys are amazing. Not only do all of their somgs sound amazing, but the song lyrics are really deep if you ever look at the lyrics. And they are really catchy in some of their songs (Holding on to You).

23 Family Force 5 FF5 is an American Christian rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band formed in 2005 by brothers Solomon "Soul Glow Activatur", Joshua "Fatty", and Jacob "Crouton" Olds along with their two friends, Nathan Currin "Nadaddy" and Brad Allen "20 Cent" later replaced by Derek Mount "Chapstique".
24 3OH!3

They are just Crazy awesome!

Some of their songs are just too good such as "Still Around","Touching On My","Follow me Down","We are Young","Don't Trust me"

Just Listen to Once

25 Vanilla Ice Robert Matthew Van Winkle, known by his stage name, Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor and television host.
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