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The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

Updated March 27, 2020 395.4k votes 70.4k voters 2.7m views158 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
    Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    Eminem

    The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP

    Genres (Music)Hip hop

    Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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  • 2
    Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    Beastie Boys

    Paul's Boutique, Licensed to Ill

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    The Beastie Boys were an American hip hop group from New York City formed in 1981. The group... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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  • 3
    Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    Mac Miller

    Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Macadelic

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Electro hop

    Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), known professionally as Mac... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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  • 4
    Macklemore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    8,179
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    Macklemore

    The Heist, The VS. Redux

    Genres (Music)Alternative hip hop, Pop

    Benjamin Hammond Haggerty (born June 19, 1983), known by his stage name Macklemore (... more on Wikipediabuy buy button
  • 5
    Lil Peep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    1,680
    1,386
    Gustav Åhr, known by his stage name Lil Peep, is an American rapper and singer. He was cited... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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  • 6
    Token is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    783

    Songs:Doozy,No Sucka MC'S Contest,Exception

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  • 7
    Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    4,702
    David Andrew Burd (born March 15, 1988), better known by his stage name Lil Dicky or LD, is an... more on Wikipediabuy buy button
  • 8
    $uicide boy$ is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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  • 9
    Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    7,396
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    Yelawolf

    Trunk Muzik 0-60, Radioactive

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

    Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known by his stage name Yelawolf, is an... more on Wikipediabuy buy button
  • 10
    Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    4,830
    4,790

    Action Bronson

    Dr. Lecter, Blue Chips 2

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music

    Arian Arslani, better known by his stage name Action Bronson, is an American hip hop recording... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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  • 11
    G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    10,386
    6,836

    G-Eazy

    Big, These Things Happen

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music

    Gerald Earl Gillum better known by his stage name G-Eazy or Young Gerald, is an American... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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  • 12
    NF is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    Nathan John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), known by his stage name NF, is an American... more on Wikipediabuy buy button
  • 13
    Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    6,552
    2,111
    Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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  • 14
    Merkules is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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  • 15
    Mike Posner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    Mike Posner

    31 Minutes to Takeoff, A Matter of Time

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Dubstep, Synthpop, Pop music, Electro hop

    Michael Robert Henrion Posner ( POHZ-nər; born February 12, 1988) is an American... more on Wikipediabuy buy button
  • 16
    Russ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    Russell Vitale (born September 26, 1992), known by his stage name and mononym Russ, is an... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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  • 17
    Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    3,092
    2,660

    Twenty One Pilots

    Vessel, Twenty One Pilots

    Genres (Music)Alternative hip hop, Pop, Rap rock

    Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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  • 18
    Yung Lean is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    Yung Lean

    Stranger, Unknown Memory

    Genres (Music)Hip-Hop, Cloud Rap, Va

    Jonatan Leandoer Håstad (born 18 July 1996[6]), better known by his stage name Yung Lean, is a... more on Wikipediabuy buy button
  • 19
    Upchurch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    Ryan Edward Upchurch (born May 24, 1991), known professionally as Upchurch, is an American... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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    El-P is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    El-P

    Fantastic Damage, The Cold Vein

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    Jaime Meline (born March 2, 1975), better known by the stage name El-P, is an American... more on Wikipediabuy buy button
  • 21
    The Lonely Island is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    1,925
    1,811

    The Lonely Island

    Turtleneck & Chain, Incredibad

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Pop music, Comedy hip hop, Comedy rock

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  • 22
    Mac Lethal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    1,475
    1,415

    Mac Lethal

    The Love Potion Collection 5, The Love Potion Collection 4

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music

    David McCleary Sheldon, better known by his stage name Mac Lethal, is an American hip hop... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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    House of Pain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    3,274
    3,515

    House of Pain

    House of Pain, Same as It Ever Was

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Rock music, Funk

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    The Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
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    53

    The Alchemist

    Chemical Warfare, Return of the Mac

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music

    Daniel Alan Maman (born October 25, 1977), professionally known as The Alchemist (or simply... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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  • 25
    Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest White Rappers of All Time
    850
    1,037

    Hollywood Undead

    Swan Songs B-Sides EP, Swan Songs

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal, Rock music, Rap rock

    Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California. They released... more on Wikipediabuy buy button

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