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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, 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 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
The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of the group D12, ...more

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9,064 7,479
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 Beastie Boys were an American hip hop band from New York City, formed in 1981. For the majority of its career, the group consisted of Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" ...more

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7,388 7,496
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Trunk Muzik 0-60, Radioactive, Arena Rap EP Michael Wayne Atha, better known as Yelawolf, is an American hip hop recording artist from Gadsden, Alabama. He is currently signed to Shady Records, Interscope Records, and has since founded ...more

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9,299 6,996
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Macadelic, In the Air Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper and singer. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. In early 2010, Mac ...more

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9,417 5,247
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 5 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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7,157 5,914
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 Ben Haggerty is the writer of the song And We Danced.

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9,110 8,798
Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Black Flag, Lace Up, Half Naked & Almost Famous Richard Colson Baker, better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio, signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records. His stage name was given for his ...more

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4,432 4,023
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 8 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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7,169 2,946
Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
rhymer-mustafa-çalışır added 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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3,476 3,953
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Labor Days, Bazooka Tooth, Float Ian Matthias Bavitz, better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an American hip hop recording artist and producer residing in San Francisco, California. He was at the forefront of the new ...more

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3,078 2,719
Mike Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added We Major, The Raid: Redemption: Original Motion Picture Score & Soundtrack Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda LHD is an American musician, record producer, and artist. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, songwriter, keyboardist, ...more

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2,985 1,122
NF is listed (or ranked) 12 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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2,964 3,001
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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2,128 2,618
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 'R.A. Thorburn better known by his stage name R.A. the Rugged Man is an American rapper. He began his music career at age 12, building a reputation locally for his lyrical skills. After a ...more

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2,971 3,643
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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2,282 3,086
Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Shadows on the Sun, Us, Rites of Passage Ali Douglas Newman, better known by his stage name Brother Ali, is an American hip hop artist, community activist and member of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip hop collective.

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2,471 3,190
Everlast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Eat at Whitey's, Never Missin' a Beat, Forever Everlasting Erik Francis Schrody, known by his stage name Everlast, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, known for his solo hit "What It's Like" and as the front-man for rap group House ...more

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2,149 2,305
El-P is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Fantastic Damage, The Cold Vein, Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 Jaime Meline, better known by his stage name El-P, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer, rapper, and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York City. Originally a member of Company ...more

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3,039 4,307
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus Robert James Ritchie, known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor. His 1998 studio album Devil Without a Cause sold 13 ...more

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2,460 3,430
Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
The People's Champ, Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells Paul Michael Slayton, better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper. He is currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records, having released several albums under the label as well ...more

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Flashytube is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
rachitpatekar777 added Flashytube Records, Hi.

Started Producing Music and Rapping at the age of 14.

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2,322 2,846
danman082200 added In 3-D, Running With Scissors, Straight Outta Lynwood Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his ...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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Vinnie Paz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
virtualwopz added King & The Cauze Mixtape, God of the Serengeti, The Sound and the Fury Vincenzo Luvineri, better known as Vinnie Paz, is an Italian-American rapper and the lyricist behind the Philadelphia underground hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks. He is also the frontman of the ...more

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2,323 2,740
Hoodie Allen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
All American, Leap Year, The Bagels and Beats EP Steven Adam Markowitz, better known by his stage name Hoodie Allen, is an independent American hip hop recording artist. Allen grew up on Long Island in a Jewish household. After graduating from ...more

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1,761 2,910
Asher Roth is listed (or ranked) 26 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, is an American hip hop recording artist from Morrisville, Pennsylvania. He is perhaps best known for his debut single "I Love College". Roth released his debut studio ...more

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2,948 4,506
Vanilla Ice is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Hard to Swallow, To the Extreme, Ice Ice Baby Robert Matthew Van Winkle, better known by his stage name, Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor and television host. Born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Ice ...more

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1,490 1,306
The Lonely Island is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Turtleneck & Chain, Incredibad, The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj) The Lonely Island is an American comedy group formed by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone in Berkeley, California, in 2000. The trio first met the previous decade while attending ...more

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2,000 1,597
Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Vessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots ...more

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Mac Lethal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added The Love Potion Collection 5, The Love Potion Collection 4, North Korean BBQ David McCleary Sheldon, better known by his stage name Mac Lethal, is an American hip hop recording artist, of Irish descent, from Kansas City, Missouri. He is also the founder of Black Clover ...more

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Eyedea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
The Many Faces of Oliver Hart (Or How Eye One the Write Too Think), Afraid to Dream Micheal David Larsen, better known by his stage name Eyedea, was an American musician, rapper and poet of Lebanese and Irish origins. He was battle freestyle battle champion and songwriter from ...more

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1,327 1,812
Chris Webby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added The Underclassmen, There Goes the Neighborhood, Homegrown Christian Webster, better known by his stage name Chris Webby, is an American rapper from Norwalk, Connecticut. Chris Webby has released many mixtapes such as the DJ Drama-hosted Bars On Me and ...more

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2,073 2,400
Bubba Sparxxx is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Dark Days, Bright Nights, Deliverance Warren Anderson Mathis, better known by his stage name, Bubba Sparxxx, is an American hip hop recording artist from Troup County, Georgia. He is perhaps best known for his singles ...more

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2,462 3,903
John Cena is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
You Can't See Me, The Time Is Now, Right Now John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor signed to WWE, where he is the current WWE United States Champion in his fourth reign. Cena is the public face of ...more

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1,217 1,646
Mike D is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Country Mike's Greatest Hits Michael Diamond, better known as Mike D, is a founding member of New York City hip hop group the Beastie Boys. Mike D raps, sings, and plays drums.

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1,082 1,206
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lplepard added Watsky, Guilty Pleasures, Cardboard Castles George Virden Watsky is an American rapper and poet from San Francisco, California. Watsky performs slam poetry, and was featured on Season 6 of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO. ...more

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817 1,576
Sage Francis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Personal Journals, A Healthy Distrust, Dead Poet Live Album Paul William "Sage" Francis is an American hip hop recording artist and spoken word poet from Providence, Rhode Island. He is a founder of Strange Famous Records. Born Paul Francis in ...more

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Rollin' Stoned, Mile High, Hidden Stash III Kottonmouth Kings is an American hip hop group from Placentia, Orange County, California. Kottonmouth Kings officially formed in 1994, and describe themselves as "psychedelic hip-hop punk ...more

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898 1,032
Ill Bill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
CraigTrexler added What's Wrong With Bill?, The Early Years : Rare Demos '91 - '94, Howie Made Me Do It William "Bill" Braunstein, better known as Ill Bill, is an American rapper and record producer from Brooklyn, New York. Having gained notoriety in the underground hip hop group Non ...more

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Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Revolutionary Vol. 2, Revolutionary, Volume 1 Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics. The views ...more

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2,390 4,749
Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Work, Glory, Change Your Life EP Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea (born 7 June 1990), is an Australian rapper. Born in Sydney and raised in Mullumbimby, she moved to the United States at the age of ...more

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2,011 2,909
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Life in the Streets, The Remix Album, Music for the People Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the ...more

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Riff Raff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Long Pinky, Purple Haze & Hand Grenades, The Golden Alien Horst Christian Simco, better known by the stage name Riff Raff, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He was originally managed by Swishahouse co-founder OG Ron C. Then after being ...more

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Die Antwoord is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Ten$ion, $O$, 5 Die Antwoord is a South African rap-rave group formed in Cape Town in 2008. The group's members are rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser and DJ Hi-Tek. Their image involves a counterculture movement ...more

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TaylorHannson added Gory Days, I Need Drugs, Die Brooklyn based hardcore rapper
 
Ron Braunstein, better known by his stage-name Necro, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, filmmaker, and record producer from Brooklyn, New York. He is the owner of Psycho+Logical-Records ...more

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Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
RemcodeJong added Swan Songs B-Sides EP, Swan Songs, Notes from the Underground Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on ...more

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B-Real is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
The Gunslinger Mixtape, Hit 'em High (The Monstars' Anthem), The Harvest Louis Freese, better known by his stage name B-Real, is an American rapper, and a film and TV actor. He is best known for being the lead rapper in the hip hop group Cypress Hill.

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Diabolic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Liar & a Thief, Fightin' Words, Triple Optix EP Sean George, better known by his stage name Diabolic, is an American rapper. He started receiving fame on the hidden track after Immortal Technique's song "Dance with the Devil". He is ...more

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Eyedea & Abilities is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added First Born, By the Throat, E&A Eyedea & Abilities was an influential American indie rap duo from Saint Paul, Minnesota, consisting of DJ Abilities and rapper Eyedea. The group was founded in 1999 and became a prominent ...more

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3rd Bass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
epenick added Derelicts of Dialect, The Cactus Album, Dust To Dust 3rd Bass was an American hip-hop group that rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was notable for being one of the first successful interracial hip-hop groups. They split up in ...more