15 Greatest White Rappers of All Time (PHOTOS)

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15 Greatest White Rappers of All Time (PHOTOS)

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15 Greatest White Rappers of All Time (PHOTOS)

An abundance of white rappers have popped up over the last 20 or so years, but for many, an attempt at greatness has ended in failure.

However, plenty have also succeeded. With that in mind, here’s a look at the 15 greatest white rappers of all time.

15 Greatest White Rappers of All Time (PHOTOS)
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15. Mac Miller

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15. Mac Miller

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Even those who hate Mac’s music recognize he can rap. The Pittsburgh native has made a significant impact in terms of success and growth of the genre and deserves to be recognized.


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14. 3rd Bass

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14. 3rd Bass

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MC Serch and Pete Nice must be brought up when ranking the greatest white rappers to ever pick up a mic, especially since they were among the first to ever gain mainstream popularity.

The legendary duo dissed Vanilla Ice in "Pop Goes The Weasel," and he never recovered.

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13. Everlast (House Of Pain)

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13. Everlast (House Of Pain)

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Sure, Everlast is equally known for his grunge-folk music as he is for his days with House Of Pain, but it doesn't take away from the fact that he's a legend on the mic.

There’s no denying "Jump Around" is one of the genre's most popular singles of all time.



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12. Machine Gun Kelly

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12. Machine Gun Kelly

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Machine Gun Kelly's spitfire flow makes sense since he’s from Cleveland, home of the legendary Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

MGK has a long way to go prior to sliding up in rank, but it appears he'll do just that considering he’s only 25 years old.

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11. Diabolic

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11. Diabolic

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Diabolic is an underground MC who delivers lyrical fire. The Long Island native might push closer to the top five one day if he's ever able to translate his style into the mainstream.


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10. Yelawolf

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10. Yelawolf

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Yelawolf’s music certainly appeals more to those from the south due to his Alabama "slanguage."

But everyone recognizes the talent is there and he undoubtedly belongs on this list.

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9. Celph Titled

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9. Celph Titled

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Celph Titled is a member of both underground supergroups Army of the Pharaohs and Demigodz, which oftentimes leads many to overlook his ability as a solo artist.

However, the Tampa Bay native's catalog speaks for itself.

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8. Vinnie Paz

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8. Vinnie Paz

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The founder of Army of the Pharaohs and Jedi Mind Tricks, Philadelphia's Vinnie Paz has been among the underground's greatest for well over a decade.


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7. Cage

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7. Cage

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The only white rapper with as much buzz as Eminem as he was coming up on the circuit was Cage, who you'll often hear Eminem refer to on the Slim Shady LP.

Some feel that if drugs and turmoil had not riddled Cage throughout most of his career, he would have been as famous as Mr. Mathers.




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6. Action Bronson

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6. Action Bronson

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Sounding like Ghostface Killah unquestionably helped Action Bronson explode on to the rap scene.

However, the former professional chef from Queens is equally unique in lyrical content and style, as evidenced by the above photo.

Action’s rap career is still in its early stages, so his best is yet to come.

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5. Necro

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5. Necro

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Necro has been destroying the underground circuit for at least 15 years now, and has all the skill of a mainstream rapper.

However, due to his graphic content, Necro will always go unnoticed by the masses. Make no mistake, though — he is one of the greatest rappers of all time.

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4. Slug (Atmosphere)

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4. Slug (Atmosphere)

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Not many rappers surface from Minnesota. However, Slug, the MC of Atmosphere, is undoubtedly one that will go down in infamy.

While Atmosphere hasn't experienced overwhelming commercial success, they do have a huge following thanks to Slug's flow and relatable lyrical content.

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3. R.A. the Rugged Man

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3. R.A. the Rugged Man

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R.A. the Rugged Man never gained mainstream appeal, but it wasn’t due to a lack of ability.

He had deals on the table from Master P, P Diddy, and everyone in between, including a failed tenure on Jive Records during the Britney Spears era.

Unwilling to sell out to the powers that be in the industry, R.A. elected to remain underground, and has put together an incredibly impressive resume without selling his soul.

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2. Beastie Boys

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2. Beastie Boys

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There are no words that can adequately describe Beastie Boys’ impact on hip hop, so we won’t try.


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1. Eminem

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1. Eminem

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Clearly, Eminem will be referred to as the greatest white rapper of all time for at least one more generation, if not longer.



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An abundance of white rappers have popped up over the last 20 or so years, but for many, an attempt at greatness has ended in failure.

However, plenty have also succeeded. With that in mind, here’s a look at the 15 greatest white rappers of all time.