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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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1
20,177 2,467
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 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

2
7,092 5,117
Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
MobyWaller added Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique, Licensed to Ill, Check Your Head

3
6,677 5,806
Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Machine Gun Kelly Black Flag, Lace Up, Half Naked & Almost Famous

4
6,776 4,980
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
5,895 5,291
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
6,371 3,660
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
MichałPrzybylski added G-Eazy Big, These Things Happen, The Endless Summer

7
4,193 1,508
Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
rhymer-mustafa-çalışır added Lil Dicky

8
4,139 3,146
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Same Love

9
3,422 2,934
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Coolza added Action Bronson Dr. Lecter, Blue Chips 2, Converge / Dropdead Split

10
2,683 2,901
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Aesop Rock Labor Days, Bazooka Tooth, Float

11
2,347 1,704
Mike Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Mike Shinoda We Major, The Raid: Redemption: Original Motion Picture Score & Soundtrack

12
2,247 2,037
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
2,494 2,712
Rittz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Rittz The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant, White Jesus: Revival, White Jesus

14
1,858 2,270
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
1,687 1,817
R.A. The Rugged Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
EliGinjewJones added R.A. The Rugged Man Die Rugged Man Die, Legends Never Die, Legendary Classics

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16
1,655 1,572
El-P is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
El-P Fantastic Damage, The Cold Vein, Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3

17
2,012 2,317
Everlast is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Everlast Eat at Whitey's, Never Missin' a Beat, Forever Everlasting

18
2,392 3,073
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus

19
1,878 2,671
Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Paul Wall The People's Champ, Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells

20
1,552 1,772
danman082200 added "Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D, Running With Scissors, Straight Outta Lynwood

21
1,875 2,044
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
1,355 1,385
Vinnie Paz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
virtualwopz added Vinnie Paz King & The Cauze Mixtape, God of the Serengeti, The Sound and the Fury

23
1,677 1,894
Bubba Sparxxx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Bubba Sparxxx Dark Days, Bright Nights, Deliverance

24
1,460 2,312
Asher Roth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Asher Roth Asleep in the Bread Aisle, Last Man Standing, Pass That Dutch (Freestyle)

25
803 432
NF is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added NF

26
2,162 3,467
Vanilla Ice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Vanilla Ice Hard to Swallow, To the Extreme, Ice Ice Baby

27
986 1,347
Chris Webby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Chris Webby The Underclassmen, There Goes the Neighborhood, Homegrown

28
978 1,400
Eyedea is listed (or ranked) 28 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

29
868 779
The Lonely Island is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added The Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain, Incredibad, The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj)

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30
953 781
Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Twenty One Pilots Vessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best

31
605 561
Mac Lethal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Mac Lethal The Love Potion Collection 5, The Love Potion Collection 4, North Korean BBQ

32
664 1,201
Sage Francis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Sage Francis Personal Journals, A Healthy Distrust, Dead Poet Live Album

33
1,158 1,284
Lil Wyte is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Lil Wyte Doube Me Now (Dragged & Chopped), Phinally Phamous, The One and Only

34
1,360 2,515
Riff Raff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Riff Raff Long Pinky, Purple Haze & Hand Grenades, The Golden Alien

35
1,703 2,793
John Cena is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
John Cena You Can't See Me, The Time Is Now, Right Now

36
939 1,290
Mike D is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Mike D Country Mike's Greatest Hits

37
799 862
Ranker Video
Kottonmouth Kings Rollin' Stoned, Mile High, Hidden Stash III

38
1,853 3,639
Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Iggy Azalea Work, Glory, Change Your Life EP

39
661 1,060
Diabolic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Diabolic Liar & a Thief, Fightin' Words, Triple Optix EP

40
1,578 2,298
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Mark Wahlberg Life in the Streets, The Remix Album, Music for the People

41
824 869
Ranker Video
lplepard added George Watsky Watsky, Guilty Pleasures, Cardboard Castles

42
720 751
Ill Bill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
CraigTrexler added Ill Bill What's Wrong With Bill?, The Early Years : Rare Demos '91 - '94, Howie Made Me Do It

43
340 587
The Streets is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
PrasunBiswas added The Streets A Grand Don't Come for Free, Original Pirate Material, The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living

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44
393 491
Ranker Video
EliGinjewJones added Celph Titled No Place Like Chrome, Nineteen Ninety More, The Gatalog: A Collection of Chaos

45
643 872
Ranker Video
TaylorHannson added Necro Gory Days, I Need Drugs, Die - Brooklyn based hardcore rapper  

46
515 712
3rd Bass is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
epenick added 3rd Bass Derelicts of Dialect, The Cactus Album, Dust To Dust

47
583 706
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Coolza added Apathy No Place Like Chrome, Where's Your Album?!!, Eastern Philosophy

48
338 379
¡Mayday! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added ¡Mayday! Take Me to Your Leader, ¡MursDay!, Believers

49
263 435
Eyedea & Abilities is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Eyedea & Abilities First Born, By the Throat, E&A

50
378 573
Froggy Fresh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
oldmanflagullant added Froggy Fresh Money Maker (Reloaded), Me and Daniel Tosh, Best Friends