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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.

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.

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film ...more

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Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
MobyWaller added Paul's Boutique, Licensed to Ill, Check Your Head
The Beastie Boys were an American hip hop group from New York City formed in 1981. The group comprised Michael "Mike D" Diamond (vocals, drums), Adam "MCA" Yauch (vocals, ...more

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Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Macadelic, In the Air
Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), known professionally as Mac Miller, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Pittsburgh, ...more

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#10 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #1,850 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Mac Miller Music Videos

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G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
MichałPrzybylski added Big, These Things Happen, The Endless Summer
Gerald Earl Gillum better known by his stage name G-Eazy or Young Gerald, is an American rapper, songwriter and producer born and raised in Oakland, California. G has released numerous mixtapes ...more

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Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Trunk Muzik 0-60, Radioactive, Arena Rap EP
Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known by his stage name Yelawolf, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama, Atha embarked on his ...more

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Macklemore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added The Heist, The VS. Redux, The Language of My World
Benjamin Hammond Haggerty (born June 19, 1983), known by his stage name Macklemore ( MAK-lə-mor), (formerly Professor Macklemore), is an American rapper and songwriter from Seattle, Washington. ...more

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NF is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added
Nathan John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), known by his stage name NF, is an American rapper, artist and songwriter, who has charted in both the Christian hip hop and mainstream hip hop ...more

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Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Black Flag, Lace Up, Half Naked & Almost Famous
Colson Baker (born April 22, 1990), known professionally as Machine Gun Kelly (abbreviated as MGK), is an American rapper and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. MGK embarked on a musical career as a ...more

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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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David Andrew Burd (born March 15, 1988), better known by his stage name Lil Dicky or LD, is an American rapper and comedian. He came to prominence with the release of the music video to his song ...more

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Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Coolza added Dr. Lecter, Blue Chips 2, Converge / Dropdead Split
Arian Arslani, better known by his stage name Action Bronson, is an American hip hop recording artist from Flushing, Queens, New York. In August 2012, he signed to Warner Bros. Records, however ...more

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Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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Ian Matthias Bavitz (born June 5, 1976), better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an American hip hop recording artist and producer residing in Portland, Oregon. He was at the forefront of ...more

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Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He first gained major recognition in ...more

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House of Pain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
House of Pain, Same as It Ever Was, Rhino Hi-Five: House of Pain
House of Pain is an American hip hop group who released three albums in the 1990s before lead rapper Everlast left to pursue his solo career. The group's name is a reference to the H.G. Wells ...more

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R.A. The Rugged Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
EliGinjewJones added Die Rugged Man Die, Legends Never Die, Legendary Classics
Richard Andrew Thorburn (born January 10, 1974), better known by his stage name R.A. the Rugged Man, , better known by his stage name R.A. the Rugged Man, better known by his stage name R.A. the ...more

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Rittz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant, White Jesus: Revival, White Jesus
Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia. He is currently signed to Tech N9ne's Strange Music label. His debut album The Life ...more
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Everlast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Eat at Whitey's, Never Missin' a Beat, Forever Everlasting
Erik Francis Schrody (born August 18, 1969), known by his stage name Everlast, is an American musician, singer, rapper and songwriter, known for his solo work and as the front-man for hip hop ...more

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Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Shadows on the Sun, Us, Rites of Passage
Ali Douglas Newman (born Jason Douglas Newman, July 30, 1977), better known by his stage name Brother Ali, is an American rapper, community activist, and member of the Rhymesayers Entertainment ...more

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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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"Weird Al" Yan... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus
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Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
The People's Champ, Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells
Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper and occasional actor from Houston, Texas. He has spent much of his career affiliated ...more

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El-P is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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Jaime Meline (born March 2, 1975), better known by the stage name El-P, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, record producer and record executive. Originally a member of Company Flow, ...more

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Hoodie Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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Steven Adam Markowitz (born August 19, 1988), better known by his stage name Hoodie Allen, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Plainview, New York. After graduating from the ...more

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Asher Roth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Asleep in the Bread Aisle, Last Man Standing, Pass That Dutch (Freestyle)
Asher Paul Roth (born August 11, 1985) is an American rapper. He is perhaps best known for his debut single "I Love College". Roth released his debut studio album Asleep in the Bread ...more

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Token is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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Songs:Doozy,No Sucka MC'S Contest,Exception