rappers The Greatest White Rappers of All Time  

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List Rules Only white hip-hop artists for this list.

Though it took a while for the music to catch on with them, some of the best rappers in hip hop history are white. While this may be hard to fathom or even accept for some, white rappers have not only been some of the most unappreciated or scoffed at in the game, but they frequently fly under the radar. These white rappers are getting the due they deserve, since after all, they are considered some of the best in history.

Beginning with the introduction of the Beastie Boys (Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike D) in the late 1980s, it became culturally acceptable for white rappers to be accepted by the larger hip hop community. In addition to the groundbreaking Beastie Boys, in 1999, after years of mainstream white hip hop diluted the pool, Eminem became one of the most popular and respected MCs of his time. With provocative and controversial lyrics, along with association with legendary producer Dr. Dre, Slim Shady catapulted to the top of both the album charts and became at one point one of the best rappers in the game.

More recently, Macklemore has become one of the most popular rappers on the planet. His socially conscious lyrics combined with the slick production of Ryan Lewis have combined two elements of hip hop to create one of the catchiest, and most acclaimed sounds in recent memory. While there are still some people who can't stand his brand of rap, Macklemore is easily one of the greatest white rappers of all time.

This is the Ultimate List of the greatest white rappers of all time. If you notice someone is missing, feel free to add him or her. Vote on who you consider to be the best white hip hop artist of all time.
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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show

The Greatest Rappers of All Time The Best Rappers of the 2000s

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Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique, Licensed to Ill, Check Your Head

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MGK is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
MGK Black Flag, Lace Up, Half Naked & Almost Famous

4
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Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Mac Miller Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Macadelic, In the Air

5
+ - 5,520 4,868
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Yelawolf Trunk Muzik 0-60, Radioactive, Arena Rap EP

6
+ - 5,703 3,270
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
G-Eazy Big, These Things Happen, The Endless Summer

7
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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

8
+ - 3,139 2,652
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Action Bronson Dr. Lecter, Blue Chips 2, Converge / Dropdead Split

9
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Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Aesop Rock Labor Days, Bazooka Tooth, Float

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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Rittz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Rittz The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant, White Jesus: Revival, White Jesus

12
+ - 2,065 1,868
House of Pain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
House of Pain House of Pain, Same as It Ever Was, Rhino Hi-Five: House of Pain

13
+ - 1,568 1,664
R.A. The Rugged Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
R.A. The Rugged Man Die Rugged Man Die, Legends Never Die, Legendary Classics

14
+ - 1,743 2,113
Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Brother Ali Shadows on the Sun, Us, Rites of Passage

15
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Everlast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Everlast Eat at Whitey's, Never Missin' a Beat, Forever Everlasting

The Best Underground Rappers 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel, Nuttin' to Do, Fast Lane

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+ - 2,265 2,818
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus

18
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El-P is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
El-P Fantastic Damage, The Cold Vein, Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3

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+ - 1,649 1,342
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory, Living Things, Meteora

20
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Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Paul Wall The People's Champ, Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells

21
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Hoodie Allen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Hoodie Allen All American, Leap Year, The Bagels and Beats EP

22
+ - 1,405 1,588
"Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D, Running With Scissors, Straight Outta Lynwood

23
+ - 1,269 1,257
Vinnie Paz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Vinnie Paz King & The Cauze Mixtape, God of the Serengeti, The Sound and the Fury

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+ - 1,596 1,757
Bubba Sparxxx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Bubba Sparxxx Dark Days, Bright Nights, Deliverance

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Asher Roth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Asher Roth Asleep in the Bread Aisle, Last Man Standing, Pass That Dutch (Freestyle)

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Fort Minor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Fort Minor We Major, The Rising Tied, S.C.O.M. / Dolla Promo CD

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Vanilla Ice is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Vanilla Ice Hard to Swallow, To the Extreme, Ice Ice Baby

28
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Chris Webby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Chris Webby The Underclassmen, There Goes the Neighborhood, Homegrown

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+ - 921 1,310
Eyedea is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Eyedea The Many Faces of Oliver Hart (Or How Eye One the Write Too Think), Afraid to Dream

Famous People with the Same Real Name 15 Celebrities Whose Parents Were Murdered

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Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Big Pun Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby, Endangered Species

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The Lonely Island is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
The Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain, Incredibad, The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj)

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NF is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
NF

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Mac Lethal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Mac Lethal The Love Potion Collection 5, The Love Potion Collection 4, North Korean BBQ

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Sage Francis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Sage Francis Personal Journals, A Healthy Distrust, Dead Poet Live Album

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+ - 1,115 1,194
Lil Wyte is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Lil Wyte Doube Me Now (Dragged & Chopped), Phinally Phamous, The One and Only

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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
John Cena You Can't See Me, The Time Is Now, Right Now

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+ - 1,475 2,178
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Mark Wahlberg Life in the Streets, The Remix Album, Music for the People

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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Twenty One Pilots Vessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best

39
+ - 1,286 2,386
Riff Raff is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Riff Raff Long Pinky, Purple Haze & Hand Grenades, The Golden Alien

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Kottonmouth Kings Rollin' Stoned, Mile High, Hidden Stash III

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+ - 540 525
Fat Joe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Fat Joe Jealous One's Envy, Represent, Don Cartagena

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+ - 890 1,222
Mike D is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Mike D Country Mike's Greatest Hits

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Diabolic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Diabolic Liar & a Thief, Fightin' Words, Triple Optix EP

The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies

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+ - 1,737 3,411
Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Iggy Azalea Work, Glory, Change Your Life EP

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Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Limp Bizkit Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Three Dollar Bill

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Mike Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Mike Shinoda We Major, The Raid: Redemption: Original Motion Picture Score & Soundtrack

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Ranker Video v
George Watsky Watsky, Guilty Pleasures, Cardboard Castles

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+ - 684 694
Ill Bill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Ill Bill What's Wrong With Bill?, The Early Years : Rare Demos '91 - '94, Howie Made Me Do It

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+ - 366 359
Snow Tha Product is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Snow Tha Product Unorthodox, On. Now, Drunk Love

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+ - 322 531
The Streets is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
The Streets A Grand Don't Come for Free, Original Pirate Material, The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living