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The Greatest White Rappers

Who are the greatest white rappers of all time?

Despite the hip hop industry being a predominantly black industry, some of the best rappers in hip hop history are white.

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.

This collection is about the 25 greatest white rappers in the world. Don’t forget to leave a comment below on who you think is the best white hip hop artist of all time.

 

The 25 Greatest White Rappers in the World

This collection has been compiled using information from Ranker, Wikipedia and Celebrity Net Worth. We have tried to make sure they are as up to date as possible.

Here are the 25 greatest white rappers in the world:

 

25. Asher Roth

Greatest White Rappers - Asher Roth

Asher Roth is an American rapper from Pennsylvania.

Roth gained his recognition of the release of his debut single ‘I Love College’. He dropped his debut album ‘Asleep in the Bread Aisle’ under Universal Motown, SRC and Schoolboy Records.

 

24. Hoodie Allen

Greatest White Rappers - Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Allen is an American rapper, songwriter and singer from New York.

Allen started to work at Google before he pursued a music career full-time. He dropped his debut album ‘People Keep Talking’ which had sales of over 30,000 in its first week. Hoodie followed up his success in 2016 and released his second studio album, ‘Happy Camper’.

 

23. Vinnie Paz

Greatest White Rappers - Vinnie Paz

Vinnie Paz is a Sicilian American rapper and lyricist.

Paz is the frontman of the hip hop collective Army of the Pharaohs. He dropped his debut solo album, ‘Season of the Assassin’, in 2010. His third solo LP ‘The Cornerstone of the Corner Store’ was released in 2016.

 

22. Weird Al Yankovic

Greatest White Rappers - Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, film producer, and author.

Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture. His original songs are often styled with polka medleys of several popular songs. Yankovic likes to feature his songs with the accordion.

 

21. Post Malone

Greatest White Rappers - Post Malone

Post Malone is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.

Malone gained his recognition in 2015, after the release of his first single ‘White Iverson’. He landed a record deal with Republic Records, followed on to the release of ‘Congratulations’. The track reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.

 

20. Paul Wall

Greatest White Rappers - Paul Wall

Paul Wall is an American rapper, who is currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records.

Throughout Wall’s career, he has dropped several albums under the label as well as collaborating with other rappers signed to the label. He was formerly musical partners with rapper Chamillionaire.

Wall has always been a head-turner in the hip hop industry.

 

19. Kid Rock

Greatest White Rappers - Kid Rock

Kid Rock is an American singer, rapper, producer, and actor. Rock’s studio album ‘Devil Without a Cause’ has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide. He is a five-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold 25 million albums in the U.S. 

Rock was Soundscan’s number one selling male solo musician of the 200s, selling 17.6 million albums. He was 17th overall for the decade. 

 

18. El-P

Greatest White Rappers - El-P

Jaime Meline “El-P” is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur from Brooklyn.

He is best known for being a member of Company Flow. He is the co-founder, owner, and chief executive officer of the Definitive Jux record label. El-P is also a member of The Weathermen and art collective Cardboard City. 

 

17. Everlast

Greatest White Rappers - Everlast

Erik Francis Schrody better known by his stage name Everlast, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

He is the front-man for the rap group House of Pain. In 2000, he won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal with Latin Rock musician Carlos Santana for ‘Put Your Lights On’. 

 

16. Brother Ali

Greatest White Rappers - Brother Ali

Ali Douglas Newman “Brother Ali” is an American rapper, activist, and member of the Rhymesayers Entertainment collective. Ali has released six albums, for EPs, a number of singles and collaborations.

He appears 16th on this compilation of the greatest white rappers in 2019.

 

15. Rittz

Greatest White Rappers - Rittz

Jonathan McCollum better known by his stage name Rittz is an American rapper. Rittz was previously signed to Tech N9ne’s Stange Music label. His first album ‘The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant’ was dropped in 2013.

 

14. R.A. The Rugged Man

Greatest White Rappers - RA The Rugged Man

R.A Thornburn better known by his stage name R.A the Rugged Man is an American rapper.

He began his career when he was 12 years old. R.A signed to major label Jive Records at the age of 18. His debut album, ‘Night of the Bloody Apes’, was never released. However, he has worked with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Kool G Rap, and Notorious B.I.G.

 

13. House of Pain

Greatest White Rappers - 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 novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, a reference carried further by the naming of their 2011 tour “He Who Breaks the Law”.

 

12. Mike Shinoda

Greatest White Rappers - Mike Shinoda

Michael Kenji “Mike” Shinoda is an American rapper, record producer, and artist.

Shinoda co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band’s co-vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. He later created a hip-hop driven side project, ‘Fort Minor’, in 2003. He has served as a producer for tracks and albums by Lupe Fiasco, Styles of Beyond and The X-Ecutioners.

 

11. NF

Greatest White Rappers - NF

Nathan John Feuerstein “NF” is an American rapper, songwriter and artist.

He charted in both the Christian hip hop and the mainstream hip hop market. NF has dropped an extended play in 2014 with Capitol CMG, which was his breakthrough release on the Billboard charts.

 

10. Aesop Rock

Greatest White Rappers - Aesop Rock

Ian Matthias Bavitz better known by his stage name Aesop Rock is an American hip hop artist and producer from San Francisco. Rock is a member of the groups The Weathermen, Hail Mary Mallon, The Uncluded and Two of Every Animal. 

 

9. Action Bronson

Greatest White Rappers - Action Bronson

Action Bronson is an American hip hop recording artist from Queens, New York. Bronson signed to Warner Bros in 2012 and has released several mixtapes since then. He dropped his major label debut titled ‘Saaab Stories’ in 2013.

He appears 9th on this list of the greatest white rappers in 2019.

 

8. Lil Dicky

Greatest White Rappers - Lil Dicky

David Andrew Burd “Lil Dicky” is an American rapper and comedian. Dicky came to prominence with the release of the music video of his track ‘Ex-Boyfriend’, which went viral with more than one million views on YouTube. He dropped his first album ‘Professional Rapper’ in 2015. 

In 2018, his song “Freaky Friday”, featuring Chris Brown, became a worldwide hit.

 

7. Machine Gun Kelly

Greatest White Rappers - Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly is an American rapper from Ohio. He is signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records.

His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow. He rose to fame after releasing his first four mixtapes, ‘Stamp Of Approval’. ‘Homecoming’, ‘100 Words and Running’, and ‘Lace Up’.

 

6. Macklemore

Greatest White Rappers - Macklemore

Benjamin Hammond Haggerty better known by his stage name ‘Macklemore’ is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

Macklemore has worked with producer Ryan Lewis as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Since 2000, he has independently released one mixtape, three EPs, and four albums. Macklemore and Lewis’s single “Thrift Shop” reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 2013.

Macklemore is one of the greatest white rappers of all time.

 

5. G-Eazy

Greatest White Rappers - G-Eazy

G-Eazy is an American rapper, songwriter and producer from Oakland. His 2014 album ‘These Things Happen’ peaked at number one on various charts, including a peak at number three on the Billboard 200.

 

4. Mac Miller

Greatest White Rappers - Mac Miller

Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper and singer.

Miller signed a record deal with Pittsburgh-based indie record label Rostrum Records in 2010. He began recording his debut studio album ‘Blue Slide Park’ and released it on November 8, 2011.

 

3. Yelawolf

Greatest White Rappers - Yelawolf

Michael Wayne Atha better known as Yelawolf is an American rapper from Gadsden, Alabama. He is best known from his debut album ‘Creek Water’ that he dropped in 2005.

From 2005 to 2010 he also released an extended play and four mixtapes. The last of the four, titled Trunk Muzik, amassed a strong following for the rapper, eventually landing him a deal with Interscope Records, which re-released the mixtape as Trunk Muzik 0-60 later that year.

 

2. Beastie Boys

Greatest White Rappers - Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys were an American hip hop band from New York. The band was formed in 1981 and is considered today to be one of the most successful hip hop groups ever.

Originally formed as a four-piece punk band, The Young Aborigines, in 1981 by Diamond, John Berry, Yauch, and Kate Schellenbach, the band appeared on the compilation cassette New York Thrash, before recording their first EP, ‘Polly Wog Stew’, in 1982.

 

1. Eminem

Greatest White Rappers - Eminem

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor.

Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. The Rolling Stone magazine has ranked him as the 83rd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. 

Eminem knows how to sell music. The Marshall Mathers LP sold 1.76 million copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling hip-hop album in history. He is the greatest white rapper in the world. 

 

Summary 

Here’s a quick recap of the 25 greatest white rappers in the world: 

  1. Eminem 
  2. Beastie Boys 
  3. Yelawolf
  4. Mac Miller
  5. G-Easy 
  6. Macklemore
  7. Machine Gun Kelly 
  8. Lil Dicky 
  9. Action Bronson 
  10. Aesop Rock 
  11. NF
  12. Mike Shinoda 
  13. House of Pain
  14. R.A. The Rugged Man 
  15. Rittz 
  16. Brother Ali 
  17. Everlast 
  18. EI-P
  19. Kid Rock 
  20. Paul Wall
  21. Post Malone
  22. Weird Al Yankovic
  23. Vinnie Paz
  24. Hoodie Allen 
  25. Asher Roth 

How many of these rappers did you expect to appear on this list of the greatest white rappers in the world? Leave a comment below.

Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people.

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    Austin

    Apr 23, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    just NF and Eminem

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