Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Rap Metal songs of all time 2017, Rap Metal has sometimes been referred to as rapcore which combined the instrumental sounds of metal and the fast moving vocals of rap music. You can sometimes hear traces of turntables in the music as well. It’s origins can be traces back to the 80 and early 90s. It’s roots are based back to rap groups that sampled heavy metal sounds.
With its increasing popularity more bands came to the surface. As soon as the 1990s came rap metal became a prominent and popular style of music with the general public. One of the greatest growing bands of the time was Limp Bizkit whose albumn Significant Other rose to the number one spot and sold a whopping 643,874 in the first week alone! In the 2000s Linkin Park’s album Hybrid Theory became and has remained the best-selling debut album by any band in the 21st century!
- 10. Cypress Hill “How I Could Just Kill A Man”
- 9. Rage Against the Machine “Killing In The Name”
- 8. Kid Rock “Bawitdaba”
- 7. Limp Bizkit “Rollin'”
- 6. POD “Youth Of The Nation”
- 5. Deftones “Engine No 9”
- 4. KoRn “Freak On A Leash”
- 3. Crazy Town “Butterfly”
- 2. Powerman 5000 “When Worlds Collide”
- 1. Faith No More “Epic”
Here we present the list of top 10 best Rap Metal songs of all time 2017.
10. Cypress Hill “How I Could Just Kill A Man”
Not only was this the debut single by the band but was also their first major hit in 1991. This song was so popular it was used on the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The song was later covered by Rage Against the Machine. Cypress Hill is thought of as a hip hop or rap group but the hard rock sound of the instruments definitely put them in the rap metal category. The band would later become a huge favorite of stoners everywhere for their huge affiliation with their interest in marijuana legalization.
9. Rage Against the Machine “Killing In The Name”
This song inspired every listener to consider police brutality and institutionalized racism. It changed the way listeners of the 90s viewed their world. Rage Against the Machine is known for their political songs and this one lead the way. It is a violent sounding song full of hard rock instruments and the lead singers rough but melodic voice. It has a grunge sound attached to it but is surely rap metal. The band has had a great deal of controversy following them but the fans love them for being true to themselves.
8. Kid Rock “Bawitdaba”
This is the first song on Kid Rocks first album and was unique for it’s time. It has had musical influences from rap, metal, country and other genres. This was Kid Rocks breakout single and he has been climbing the charts with songs ever since. The music video remained memorable in the minds of all who watched it; there are scenes of him screaming in a field and also strolling through a trailer park full of hookers and drug addicts. The song did peak at spot 10 on the Top Tracks list but has been a favorite of rap-metal fans everywhere ever since.
7. Limp Bizkit “Rollin'”
This song was featured on the Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water album which came out in 2000. It was a unique song that combined metal, rock and rap for an adrenaline pumping sound that made you want to jump around. The song ended up being used on The Fast & Furious movie as well as a Family Guy episode called “Next of Pin.” The music video was filmed on the Twin Towers before it’s destruction.
6. POD “Youth Of The Nation”
POD was one of the first Christian Rap Metal bands that became popular and rise the music charts. The song was inspired by the school shootings at Columbine High School and Santana High School. This song was POD’s only number one hit really affecting the feelings of the youth struggling with the truth of school shootings. The song later would be added to the video games Rock Band 3 and Guitar Hero 5.
5. Deftones “Engine No 9”
This song was on The Deftones debut album titled “Adrenaline” in which the albumns cover is an image of an aspirator. The song features some heavy guitar sounds matched with the lead singers fast violent words and growling screams popular of it’s time. Engine No 9 grew to become a fan favorite, was used on the movie Law Abiding Citizen and was redone by multiple artists including KoRn, Suicide Silence and Live.
4. KoRn “Freak On A Leash”
This awesome song was on the album “Follow the Leader” and debuted in late 1999. You can hear the influence of grunge, metal and rap melding together to create this powerful song. The music video that accompanied the song was memorable for it’s combination of animation and live performance. This track was featured on a puma commercial, an episode of The Simpsons as well as multiple video games. To create it’s sound they used dissonance and distortion to create it’s lively sound.
3. Crazy Town “Butterfly”
This upbeat song made number one in a total of fifteen countries including The U.S. It was well known in clubs all over the world due to how easy it was to dance to it’s beat. The music video was also memorable due to it’s beautiful collection of fantasy forest images and butterflies.
2. Powerman 5000 “When Worlds Collide”
This was Powerman 5000’s most well known song and it became so popular that the entertainment industry used it in many different movies and games. It was featured on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 video game, WWE Smackdown game, and in the film Little Nicky that came out in 2000. The song is immediately recognizable for it’s hard guitar riffs, his gruff loud voice but melodic and grunge verses. It peaked at 16 on the U.S. Billboard Rock charts.
1. Faith No More “Epic”
This song was released in 1989 and had a huge influence on rap metal’s genre since it’s release. The rap style is very reminiscent of the 80s and the music is very grunge-like. Unfortunately, the band never produced another song as popular as Epic but this song had a huge influence in all the rap metal bands that came after it. The song is extremely popular and is easily recognizable. Epic has been used in multiple video games, commercials and the Penrith Panther’s (rugby group) run out song for the second half of their game.
Whether you enjoy the roots of rap metal or enjoy the later releases by bands like Linkin Park it’s a phenomenal genre that has shown massive growth in a very short time. There was a need to unite rap and metal; these bands have done so beautifully and with adrenaline pumping power.