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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
19,677 2,408
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

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2
6,962 4,994
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
6,517 5,670
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
6,628 4,862
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
5,793 5,162
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
6,184 3,548
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
3,999 1,417
Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
rhymer-mustafa-çalışır added Lil Dicky

8
3,340 2,865
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Coolza added Action Bronson Dr. Lecter, Blue Chips 2, Converge / Dropdead Split

9
3,976 3,063
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Same Love

10
2,630 2,845
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
2,460 2,658
Rittz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Rittz The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant, White Jesus: Revival, White Jesus

12
2,195 1,987
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
1,654 1,774
R.A. The Rugged Man is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
1,823 2,220
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
1,981 2,266
Everlast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Everlast Eat at Whitey's, Never Missin' a Beat, Forever Everlasting

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16
2,708 1,966
Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel, Nuttin' to Do, Fast Lane

17
2,354 3,000
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus

18
1,628 1,526
El-P is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
El-P Fantastic Damage, The Cold Vein, Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3

19
1,854 1,461
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Linkin Park Hybrid Theory, Living Things, Meteora

20
1,850 2,623
Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Paul Wall The People's Champ, Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells

21
1,836 1,995
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
1,502 1,720
danman082200 added "Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D, Running With Scissors, Straight Outta Lynwood

23
1,334 1,347
Vinnie Paz is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
1,653 1,857
Bubba Sparxxx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Bubba Sparxxx Dark Days, Bright Nights, Deliverance

25
1,439 2,274
Asher Roth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Asher Roth Asleep in the Bread Aisle, Last Man Standing, Pass That Dutch (Freestyle)

26
1,058 822
Fort Minor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Fort Minor We Major, The Rising Tied, S.C.O.M. / Dolla Promo CD

27
2,118 3,405
Vanilla Ice is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Vanilla Ice Hard to Swallow, To the Extreme, Ice Ice Baby

28
964 1,317
Chris Webby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Chris Webby The Underclassmen, There Goes the Neighborhood, Homegrown

29
690 406
NF is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added NF

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30
1,145 877
Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Big Pun Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby, Endangered Species

31
964 1,379
Eyedea is listed (or ranked) 31 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

32
834 755
The Lonely Island is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added The Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain, Incredibad, The Creep (feat. Nicki Minaj)

33
581 543
Mac Lethal is listed (or ranked) 33 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

34
652 1,181
Sage Francis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Sage Francis Personal Journals, A Healthy Distrust, Dead Poet Live Album

35
1,655 2,744
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
1,558 2,258
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Mark Wahlberg Life in the Streets, The Remix Album, Music for the People

37
1,146 1,262
Lil Wyte is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Lil Wyte Doube Me Now (Dragged & Chopped), Phinally Phamous, The One and Only

38
886 735
Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Twenty One Pilots Vessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best

39
619 583
Fat Joe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Fat Joe Jealous One's Envy, Represent, Don Cartagena

40
1,341 2,480
Riff Raff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Riff Raff Long Pinky, Purple Haze & Hand Grenades, The Golden Alien

41
649 1,043
Diabolic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Diabolic Liar & a Thief, Fightin' Words, Triple Optix EP

42
1,830 3,579
Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Iggy Azalea Work, Glory, Change Your Life EP

43
918 1,272
Mike D is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
Mike D Country Mike's Greatest Hits

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44
790 843
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Kottonmouth Kings Rollin' Stoned, Mile High, Hidden Stash III

45
439 598
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Limp Bizkit Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Three Dollar Bill

46
804 878
Mike Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
flofive added Mike Shinoda We Major, The Raid: Redemption: Original Motion Picture Score & Soundtrack

47
806 850
Ranker Video
lplepard added George Watsky Watsky, Guilty Pleasures, Cardboard Castles

48
707 736
Ill Bill is listed (or ranked) 48 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

49
405 399
Snow Tha Product is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
danman082200 added Snow Tha Product Unorthodox, On. Now, Drunk Love

50
333 574
The Streets is listed (or ranked) 50 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