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.
Genres (Music): Hip hopMarshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Jazz-funk, Rock musicThe Beastie Boys were an American hip hop group from New York City formed in 1981. The group... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Electro hopMalcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), known professionally as Mac... more
Genres (Music): Alternative hip hop, PopBenjamin Hammond Haggerty (born June 19, 1983), known by his stage name Macklemore (... more
- 9,7394,862David Andrew Burd (born March 15, 1988), better known by his stage name Lil Dicky or LD, is an... more
- 1,8291,613Gustav Åhr, known by his stage name Lil Peep, is an American rapper and singer. He was cited... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental musicMichael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known by his stage name Yelawolf, is an... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop musicArian Arslani, better known by his stage name Action Bronson, is an American hip hop recording... more
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Genres (Music): Hip hop musicGerald Earl Gillum better known by his stage name G-Eazy or Young Gerald, is an American... more
- 6,5722,333Nathan John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), known by his stage name NF, is an American... more
- 6,7292,194Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American... more
Genres (Music): Alternative hip hop, Pop, Rap rockTwenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Dirty rapRichard Andrew Thorburn (born January 10, 1974), better known by his stage name R.A. the... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Pop music, Comedy hip hop, Comedy rockThe Lonely Island is an American comedy trio, formed by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Dubstep, Synthpop, Pop music, Electro hopMichael Robert Henrion Posner ( POHZ-nər; born February 12, 1988) is an American... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hopJaime Meline (born March 2, 1975), better known by the stage name El-P, is an American... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop musicDaniel Alan Maman (born October 25, 1977), professionally known as The Alchemist (or simply... more
- 529683Merkules (born September 27, 1992) is a Canadian rap artist who was born in Surrey, British... more
- 449580Russell Vitale (born September 26, 1992), known by his stage name and mononym Russ, is an... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop, Trip hop, AvanthopIan Matthias Bavitz (born June 5, 1976), better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal, Rock music, Rap rockHollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California. They released... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop musicDavid McCleary Sheldon, better known by his stage name Mac Lethal, is an American hip hop... more
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Rock music, FunkHouse of Pain is an American hip hop group who released three albums in the 1990s before lead... more