Top 25 Greatest White Rappers in the World 

Are you a fan of rap music? When rap music is talked about, white rappers are primarily underrated. However, some greatest white rappers have made it to the top of the world charts, gaining a fan following worldwide.

To name a few, Eminem, The Beastie Boys, Aesop rock are loved by all the hip hop and rap lovers. They are the first to pop up in anyone’s mind when the greatest white rappers are recalled.

Top greatest White Rappers in the World

Let’s look at the top 25 greatest white rappers in the World and find out more about them.

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

25. Action Bronson

Ariyan Arslani, recognized by his stage name Action Bronson, is a top American rapper and a popular TV show host.

He is known to rap about food, sports, and sports teams. His popular releases include mixtapes like “Rare Chandeliers (2012)”, “Blue Chips 2 (2013)”, and Extended-play called Saaab Stories. In 2014, he released his first solo called Easy Rider.

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Interesting Fact: Despite controversies regarding his songs, he still has a large fan following, both as a rapper and a host.

24. Watsky

George Virden Watsky, popular as Watsky, is an American rapper, musician, and producer who has released great solo albums like “Watsky (2009)”, “Cardboard Castles (2013)”, “All You Can Do (2104)”,  “x infinity (2016)”, “Complaint (2019)”, and “Placement (2020).”

 However, he became famous after his video went viral on youtube as “Pale kid raps fast.”Watsky set a Guinness World record in 2020 for rapping 33 hours, 33 minutes, and 19 seconds.

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First Album: He released his first album called Watsky in 2009

23. Lil Wyte:

American rapper Patrick Dhane Lanshaw also known by his stage name Lil Wyte is Wyte Music’s owner.

In 2003, his album Doubt Me Now was released. It became widely popular among southern hip hop fans without the need for promotion. Songs Oxycotton, My Smoking Song, and Aci were the most popular ones on the album.

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Lil-Wyte-performing-at-the-Beale-Street-Music-Festival-in-2007 (source: Wikipedia)

Songs Oxycotton, My Smoking Song, and Aci were the most popular ones on the album

22. Asher Roth:

Asher Roth is known for his calm composure in rapping was popular among the young in the 2000s.

He released a mixtape called Seared Foie Gras in 2010. He released his first album, Asleep in the Bread Aisle, on April 20, 2009. Roth’s latest release is the album Flowers On the Weekend, released in April 2020.

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His second album RetroHash released on April 22, 2014, made it to the US Billboard 200 chart charting at number 45.

21. Hoodie Allen:

Steven Adam Markowitz, professionally known as Hoodie Allen, started writing songs and rapping from childhood.

He continued creating popular albums like People Keep Talking (2014) and Happy Camper (2016) and singles like You Are Not A Robot (2010) and Cake Boy (2013).

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Billboard 200 : His first EP “All American” ranked number ten on the Billboard 200

20. Vinnie Paz:

Vincenzo Luvineri, popular by his stage name Vinnie Paz is a great white rapper originally from Italy.

He is best known for being the leader in hip hop collective called the Army of the Pharaohs. On June 21, 2010, Paz released his first solo album, Season of the Assassin, which ranked 25 on  US Billboard rap charts with the appearance of Paul Wall and   III Bill as guests.

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Vinnie_Paz_2007_Rapper (Source: Wikimedia)

His songs are mostly related to war and politics.

19. Weird Al Yankovic:

Alfred Matthew, also known as Weird Al, is considered an underrated white rapper with great humor and flow in his rap. He is famous for his satirical songs like Smells like Nirvana and Achy Breaky Song.

His original songs like You Don’t Love Me Anymore and One More Minute is also filled with humor and loved by all his fans.

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Quick Fact: He has sold above 12 million albums since 1976.

18. Post Malone:

Austin Richard Post,  known by his stage name Post Malone is known for his versatility in rap, with his songs inclined to rap-rock and cloud rap genre.

 Furthermore, he is well known for his intricate songwriting and also the variegated vocals. Malone has three American Music Awards and an MTV Video Music Award to his name.

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Post_Malone_Stavernfestivalen_2018_singing (Source: Wikipedia)

Post Malone has ten Billboard Music Awards to his name.

17. Paul Wall:

Paul Michael Slayton, known through his stage name as Paul Wall, is an American rapper and DJ. 

In 2005, he released his first album named The People’s Champ which debuted at number 1 at the Billboards top 200, which he followed with several other projects and albums. Mind Over Matter, his eleventh album, was released in March 2020. 

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Paul_Wall_Greatest_Rapper_In_The_World (Source: Instagram)

Wall released Slab Talk, a mixtape with Lil Keke, on June 5, 2020.

16. Kid Rock:

American rapper and singer Robert James Ritchie is known by his stage name  Kid Rock or Bobby Shazam.

He can exhibit different styles ranging from country rock, hip hop to even heavy metal music. He started his career as a rapper and DJ, releasing his debut album on Jive records. His breakthrough album was Devil Without a Cause.

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 Devil Without a Cause was released in 1998 which sold over more than 14 million copies.

15. Everlast

Eric Francis Schrody, known as Everlast, is an American musician, singer, rapper, and renowned as the frontman for the House of Pain. 

In 2000, he earned a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for Put Your Lights On with Latin rock band Santana.

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Everlast’s seventh studio album, Whitey Ford’s House of Pain, was released on September 7, 2018.

14. Brother Ali:

American rapper and a community activist, Ali Douglas Newman, is popular by his stage name Brother Ali.

In his career, he has released four EP’s, many solos, and seven studio albums. Many of Brother Ali’s social justice topics are integrated into his songs, but he also engages in activities outside of music.

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Brother_Ali_Backstage_Germany (Source: Wikipedia)

His latest album release was in 2019, named Secrets and Escapes.

13. Rittz

Johnathan Matthew Mc Collum or Rittz is a rapper from  Pennsylvania. 

His career breakthrough was through the release of Yelawolf’s 2010 track release, Box Chevy. Since then, Ritzz is known to collaborate with Yelawolf. Additionally, he signed with Tech N9ne Strange music in 2012 and began their work towards releasing their next collaboration.

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He has many notable solo albums like The life and times of Jonny Valiant

12. R.A The Rugged Man:

R.A. Thorburn, better known through his stage name R.A The Rugged man, is known for his authenticity in music and words.

He signed with Jive Records in 1992 and later with Priority Records in the mid-1990s. Later, he began to work independently and collaborated with other artists like The Notorious BIG, Chuck D, Mobb Deep.

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He released his first album named Die, Rugged Man, die in 2004.

11. NF:

Nathan John Feuerstein, better known by his initials NF, is an American rapper from Michigan.

His popular albums include Moments (2010), Mansion (2015), Therapy Session(2016), and  The Search (2019). His songs Perception and The Search reached Billboard 200 charts. His rap style is similar to the rappers Logic and Machine Gun Kelly.

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NF_Rapper (Source: Instagram)

 His latest album, Clouds( The mixtape), was released on March 26, 2021.

10. House of Pain

Looking back at the ’90s, the hip hop trio House of Pain gained popularity from their song Jump Around, released in 1992. 

They continued releasing rap music like Same as it Ever Was in 1994 and Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again in 1996, even though they could not level up to their first release.

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Houseofpain-2011 (Source: Wikipedia)

 Sadly, the group disbanded in 1996 and went on their own musical paths.

9. Aesop Rock

Aesop Rock or Ian Matthias Bavitz, born in 1976, soared to popularity in the early 2000s by bringing underground and alternative hip hop to the rap world.

He has released multiple albums; Float (2000), Labor Days(2001),  Bazooka Tooth (2003), None Shall Pass (2007), Skelethon (2012), and  Impossible Kid (2016). However, contrary to the 2000’s rappers, music lovers found his lyrics abstract.

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Aesop_Rock_Performing_Mezzanine_San_Francisco_2007( Source: Wikipedia)

 He was named 19th on betterPropaganda’s Top 100 Artists of the Decade list in 2010.

8. Logic:

Logic, or Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, became popular after his Young Sinatra mixtape series in 2010. He has received nominations for two Grammy Awards.

His album Everybody reached number one in the United States in 2017. The rapper and singer retired in July 2020. However, he returned with his new song, Tired In Malibu, in 2021.

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Logic_graetest_white_rapper (Source: Wikimedia)

His song 1-800-273-8255 was on the international top ten list.

7. EI-P:

Jaime Meline, popular by his stage name EI-P is an American rapper, musician, lyricist, and producer. He started as a member of Company Flow in 1992. He paved his way by producing solo albums like Fantastic Damage in 2002 and ​​Cancer 4 Cure in 2012.

EI-P worked mainly as a producer and guest vocalist in other bands besides releasing his own solo albums. He has worked with Aesop Rock, Murs, Mr. Lif, Prefuse 78, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, and many others.

 His latest work, Fat Possum Records, and album release with Run the Jewels had been popular in 2020. 

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EI-P is still known for his unique music in alternative hip hop

6. Mike Shinoda:

Born on February 11, 1977, Mike Shinoda is an American singer, rapper, musician, producer, and co-founder of Linkin Park. 

Together, they created amazing music crossing over two rarely mixed genres: rock and hip hop. First, Linkin Park released songs like  In the End (2000), Numb (2003), and  Bleed It Out (2007), which were loved by all the fans. Then, in collaboration with hip-hop group Styles Of Beyond, Shinoda formed the Fort Minor project. 

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Fort Minor’s  Where’d You Go was Ringtone Of The Year by MTV in 2006.  

5.  Yelawolf:

 Later known by his stage name Yelawolf, Michael Wayne Atha started solo by releasing his first album ​​Creekwater in 2005. American singer, rapper, and songwriter 

His rapping style caught the attention of Interscope Records, who produced the album Radioactive with him on November 21, 2011. After that, he released albums like Heart of Dixie (2012), Love Story (2015), Trial by Fire (2017), and his latest release was Yelawolf Blacksheep, released on February 19th, 2021.

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Yelawolf_Performing_at_Slumfest_2019 (source: Wikimedia)

Yelawolf is popular for his country rap music.

4. Macklemore:

Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, popularly known as Macklemore, is an American rapper and singer. 

This white rapper has made it to the top charts of Hot 100 chart twice by his singles produced with producer Ryan Lewis; Thrift shop (2013) and Can’t hold us (2011). He also released the solo album  Gemini (2017) and his Unruly Mess I’ve Made( 2016) with Ryan Lewis. 

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Quick Fact: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’  album “The Heist” won Grammy Award for Best Rap Album on 9 October 2012

3. Mac Miller:

Third on the list of greatest white rappers is Pennsylvania-born Malcolm James McCormick was recognized as Mac Miller in his singing and rapping musical journey.

His first But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy in 2007. He had released two mixtapes by the next two years: The Jukebox: Prelude to Class Clown and The High Life. 

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Unfortunately, He passed away at 26  years on September 7, 2018.

2. The Beastie Boys

Formed in 1991, the Beastie Boys deserve to be the second on the list of the greatest white rappers being popular from the ’90s to the present.

Additionally, they have a huge fan following, winning them over with great songs like Sabotage(1994), Hey ladies(1989), Make Some Noise (2011), and many more.

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The Beastie Boys have sold 20 million records in the United States alone.

1. Eminem:

Eminem is undeniably the greatest white rapper among the white rappers in the world. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as Eminem, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter.

Eminem started in 1997 with his first debut EP called Slim Shady. The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show were his biggest hits in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

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Quick fact: Eminem was the best-selling artist in the US during the 2000s

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