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.
In the late 1980s, the Beastie Boys (Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike D) were among the first white rappers to be accepted by the larger hip hop community. In addition to the groundbreaking Beastie Boys, in the late '90s, 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, impressively releasing his 10th studio album in 2018.
More recently, Macklemore has become one of the most popular rappers on the planet, not to mention one of the best new white rappers. 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 most famous white rappers of all time. Who is your favorite young white rapper? Who are the best upcoming white rappers are the best in American rap music, and which underground names stand out internationally? Who are the top 10 white rappers?
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.
- 26,3383,969Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often... more
- 8,8308,338The Beastie Boys were an American hip hop group from New York City formed in 1981. The group... more
- 10,6797,357Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), known professionally as Mac... more
- 7,6167,618Benjamin Hammond Haggerty (born June 19, 1983), known by his stage name Macklemore (... more
- 9,0114,688David Andrew Burd (born March 15, 1988), better known by his stage name Lil Dicky or LD, is an... more
- 6,9858,420Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known by his stage name Yelawolf, is an... more
- 1,8851,814Gustav Åhr, known by his stage name Lil Peep, is an American rapper and singer. He was cited... more
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- 9,6716,476Gerald Earl Gillum better known by his stage name G-Eazy or Young Gerald, is an American... more
- 6,2852,242Nathan John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), known by his stage name NF, is an American... more
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- 6,3262,131Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American... more
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- 3,8284,237Ian Matthias Bavitz (born June 5, 1976), better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an... more
- 2,2182,810Richard Andrew Thorburn (born January 10, 1974), better known by his stage name R.A. the... more
- 200149Daniel Alan Maman (born October 25, 1977), professionally known as The Alchemist (or simply... more
- 1,8361,802The Lonely Island is an American comedy trio, formed by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and... more
- 1,4031,412David McCleary Sheldon, better known by his stage name Mac Lethal, is an American hip hop... more
- 3,0823,267House of Pain is an American hip hop group who released three albums in the 1990s before lead... more
- 8,91210,303Colson Baker (born April 22, 1990), known professionally as Machine Gun Kelly (abbreviated as... more
- 1,0221,570George Virden Watsky is an American rapper and poet from San Francisco, California. Watsky... more
- 8221,052Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California. They released... more