Top 10 Best Rock/Metal Rap Bands

A list of bands who combine rap and rock into their music.
The Top Ten
1 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American alternative rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The current members include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ), and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park is associated with a mixture... read more

The biggest misconception on Earth, no, the universe, is that Green Day is better than Linkin Park! The truth is that Linkin Park has established its supremacy over other bands, and Green Day produces music that, with the exception of Boulevard of Broken Dreams, is generally boring.

Linkin Park produces fantastic songs in whatever genre they choose. For example, in Rock/Rap, they have 99 Problems/One Step Closer (ft. Jay-Z), Papercut, and Faint. In the Soulful/Calming/Emotional genre, they have Leave Out All the Rest and Breaking the Habit. Their Social genre includes What I've Done, and in Electro, they have A Light That Never Comes (ft. Steve Aoki).

So, people, Linkin Park is a magical band that produces heavenly music. They have sent other bands scrambling and have earned the top spot like a god!

2 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rap metal 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.

What is Hollywood Undead doing? They don't even have a message. Their music is a joke! RAGE has a message and makes it clear. Best band ever in my opinion. Morello = Best guitarist ever, Commerford = amazing bass lines, Brad Wilk = epic drummer, and Zack = one of the best rappers ever, ONE OF, not the best.!

Rage Against the Machine is the greatest rap/rock band in existence, no questions asked. Zack is one of the greatest rappers, and Tom is one of the best guitarists in history. Plus, they're backed by a great bassist in Tim and a fantastic drummer in Brad.

3 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 is a Rap-Rock band with members who come from different musical backgrounds. Charlie Scene has a rapping and singing style that is heavily inspired by Eminem. J-Dog has a unique songwriting style, essentially expressing bad thoughts, and is able to rap and sing as if the two were one and the same.

Johnny 3 Tears has a songwriting style somewhat similar to J-Dog's, focusing on expressing bad thoughts. He has a strong, masculine singing/rapping voice, although he doesn't perform as well live. Danny, while not a songwriter for Hollywood Undead, has a singing voice that is easily recognizable in their songs. Although he sometimes sounds like J-Dog or former band member Deuce, his high-pitched voice is soothing to listen to on softer tracks like Believe and From The Ground.

Lastly, Funny Man has a distinct, very low voice that fits his persona in the songs he sings/raps in, such as Party By Myself and No.5. All in all, Hollywood Undead is a great band and deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest Rap-Rock bands in the world.

4 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu-metal/rap metal/rock 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... read more

I'm not very big on Nu/Rap Metal. Nothing against it, just don't get into it personally. However, I do like Limp Bizkit because they're heavy and exciting.

Just check out their Metallica - Sanitarium cover. That performance alone shows how great they are, apart from their massive hits.

I Eat You Alive and Alive and Alive... All the others don't come close to RATM. They have true meaning in their lyrics and come at you with a variety of rap, hard rock with bold lyrics, and a bit of metal and funk. They're awesome.

5 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.

Sonny's lyrics are the best on this list. Listen to "On the Grind" (Sonny's verse) and "Sounds Like War". You have to be kidding that Limp Bizkit is higher ranked than P. O. D.

I guess if songs aren't about sex, drugs, or killing, then they aren't worthwhile.

If you want to hear a good rap/rock song, go on YouTube and listen to P. O. D.'s "Murder One".

P.O.D. rocks so hard! Not only that, but their lyrics are better than any other band on this list. In a world where profane rants are the rule, P.O.D. stands out as something different. P.O.D. should be first, with Linkin Park a close second.

6 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.

It fills your brain and your heart completely! Every song is perfect and the sound is just heaven to your ears.

Their latest album F.E.A.R is the best thing ever, and I have it on repeat constantly. The song Gravity is the best.

I cannot say it better than this: 'Every song is perfect and the sound is just heaven to your ears.'

7 Hed PE Hed PE, also known as Planet Earth and stylized as (hed)p.e., is an American rap rock/rap metal/nu-metal band from Huntington Beach, California.

Hey bartender, hit me with a double!

8 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... read more

Should be higher on this list (if not #1 overall). The ONLY reason I can even fathom for why they aren't is because they only had one "mainstream" hit ("Butterfly"), which means odds are most people only know them by that one song - which was lame and girly as crap because the lead singer wrote it for his girlfriend. If people listened to their other stuff, they'd realize they sound nothing like that one song.

9 Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys were 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.

The Beastie Boys were the ones who pioneered rock/rap. With albums like "License to Ill" and "Paul's Boutique," which rank on the list of best albums ever, they are amazing musicians. They rap all the time, but also play all their own music. They don't use samples or anything. It's rock music that is rapped over. They are geniuses.

Three guys who are among the greatest bands ever and are still relevant years later. They cannot be topped.

Beastie Boys 7th? These top 10 lists are always whack!

10 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
The Contenders
11 Primer 55 Primer 55 is an American nu-metal band from Louisville, Kentucky. The band's 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."
12 Smogus
13 Kid Rock Robert James Ritchie Sr., known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, activist, minister and actor.
14 Mindless Self Indulgence Mindless Self Indulgence is an American electropunk band formed in New York City in 1997. Their music has a mixed style which includes punk rock, alternative rock, electronica, techno, industrial, hip hop and breakbeat hardcore.

Bosses! They show people what rock and rap are all about. Their techno mix is off the hook. They're number 1!

15 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian alternative rock band that was formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. In addition, they have released two live albums and three remix albums.

TFK are just too good. Listen to Phenomenon and tell me they shouldn't be number 1. Their songs all vary in sound yet sound good in their own way. Get to number 1!

They don't know good music. TFK is the best rock band! Linkin Park does not deserve the top spot!

I accept why Linkin Park is 1st, but TFK must be in 2nd. Have you ever listened to Phenomenon?

16 H-Blockx
17 Attila Attila is an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2005. Frontman Chris Fronzak started the band in high school and, not wanting to use typical death metal terms, adopted the name from Attila the Hun, which he came across in a book.

Badass band, favorite song is Middle Fingers Up!

18 Stuck Mojo
19 311 311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills.

If their only stand-out song was Down, they would deserve a place on this list. However, it isn't, so they deserve a higher place on this list.

These guys get no credit! The most unique sound in the last 30 years! They should be a lot higher on this list!

You've got to Come Original. Nobody above can come original.

20 Clawfinger

Why not take a turn by and find out for yourselves? If you're into music, don't tell me these youngsters do not belong at the top of this list. And by the way, why not listen to their first album "Deaf Dumb Blind"? Just buckle up and let CLAWFINGER take control of the throttle.

Swedish Hardcore Rap Metal Band Clawfinger belongs at least in the top 5 on this list.

21 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
22 Methods of Mayhem
23 Reveille
24 Zebrahead Zebrahead is an American punk rock band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1995, the band has released thirteen studio albums to date.

Really? 26th? This is dumb. Just because they're not as famous as Linkin Park or Hollywood Undead, they deserve way more credit than this. It's incredibly rare to find a rap-rock band that actually has quality instrumentals. A lot of them don't even have actual drummers, and these guys take it to a new level. The guitarist, bassist, and drummer all have incredible skill. In later albums, the band makes a point to show it, even incorporating solos and advanced musical techniques such as polyrhythms. I'd be willing to accept them not being number 1, if only because of the lack of fame, but 26 is unacceptable.

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