Top 10 Best White Rappers of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce... read more

Eminem is number 1 for a reason. He's so good that even when he releases a bad album, he still makes it to number 1 on the Billboard charts. I respect him a lot for what he does! I don't know if MGK should be behind Eminem on this list at all, especially considering his most recent EP, which wasn't his best effort.

If I had to choose a rapper to be right behind the GOAT of rap, I would personally say NF. And no, NF is not a copycat. People who say that are the ones who haven't listened to his albums "Perception" and "The Search." There are some moments where he sounds like Em, but his style is unique and powerful. I agree that he's not better than Em and probably never will be. But he could be the next number 1 white rapper when Em retires (if he retires). I just hope one day Em and NF would do a collab, because that would break the music industry, especially since they both have extreme lyrical talent.

2 Machine Gun Kelly Colson Baker, better known by his stage names MGK and Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper and actor, from Cleveland, Ohio.

This rebel is my favorite rapper. He should be celebrated for overcoming Eminem, in my opinion. This dude is the most consistent rapper, and by that, I mean constant. In the past years, he could do ten stanzas without breathing and didn't do three-word stanzas like Slim Shady. I'm not against Slim Shady. I love him! He's my fourth favorite rapper, but nobody gives recognition to MGK, who, in my perspective, is even more talented than Eminem.

Yes, I totally agree that Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly have their own ways, egos, and rap strategies, and are unique. But I think MGK emphasizes that even more because Eminem is somewhat similar to other rappers of the 90s, but no other rapper is like Machine Gun Kelly. Machine Gun Kelly, if you are reading this comment, please know that you are special like no other, and I don't want you to change your rap strategy at all! You are, like Eminem said, a "Rap God," although I haven't heard that song, it's evidently somewhat popular.

3 Logic Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today. He was Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland and first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List and has easily become the most successful... read more

Why isn't he in the top 3? He should be in 2nd because he has a very good flow, can rap faster than anyone on this list (except Eminem), and his songs are very catchy. He really cares about his fans. When I was waiting for his third studio album (Everybody), I heard that he released a mixtape (Bobby Tarantino) so that his fans could have something to listen to while waiting for the 3rd album. Also, his fastest song was 8.8 syllables per second. That is faster than every rapper on this list (except Eminem). So, I say he should be in 2nd.

4 Yelawolf Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known as Yelawolf, is an American rapper from Gadsden, Alabama. In his early years, Yelawolf released his first independent album "Creek Water', which was released in 2005. During 2005 to 2010, he released one extended play (EP) and four mixtapes... read more

I'm not going to lie. I don't even listen to rap usually. I am a lyric fanatic, however, and Yelawolf is my one and only exception to listening to rap.

Don't get me wrong, I like Ubiquitous, Eminem, and even Rittz, but I don't jump in my car and actively search for their music. With Yelawolf, I buy his albums and LOVE them, which surprises everyone who knows me. I can listen to them from start to finish on repeat forever and never get tired of his genius.

Yelawolf is by far, hands down, the most talented artist in rap and hip-hop today! Of all time? Well, not yet, but notice that I say yet. His verbal flavor is like no other's.

The mixing of lyrical melodies into his New South style of music is absolutely brilliant. He definitely raps and sings about real stuff, and it seems to come original and straight from his heart, which nobody can duplicate. H.B.

5 NF Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.

His albums "Perception" and "The Search" were number 1 on the Billboard charts for a reason. This guy has been compared to Eminem so much that people actually think he's generic! If you think he's generic, then you should listen to the song "Returns" from his most recent album, "The Search." He answers that statement powerfully, without cursing.

He should at least be in the top 5 on this list, but people are too consumed by the lies of him being an Eminem clone. Even Eminem called him a "recovery clone." If Eminem subtly dissed NF, then NF is doing something right. That means NF is becoming a threat, and Eminem is telling him that he notices NF.

I respect him, and I believe he will be Number 1 when Eminem retires, if he decides to retire. If Eminem doesn't retire, then I believe NF will be the only threat to Eminem in the future. It would be cool to see them battle each other, but it would also be awesome if they did a collaboration together. If you thought Logic and Eminem were good together, just imagine NF and Eminem.

6 G-Eazy Gerald Earl Gillum, better known by his stage name G-Eazy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.

Oh my God! First Eminem, then Machine Gun Kelly, now G-Eazy! G-Eazy is a distinct rapper, in my opinion. He raps about different types of topics, unlike "MotorSport" by Migos or "Marmalade" by Macklemore (whom I love). Though I love both of those songs, G-Eazy raps differently.

What I like about G-Eazy is that he speaks clearly, unlike Lil Pump or Post Malone. He's kind of like NF, where NF speaks clearly too, and raps about different stuff, especially in "Therapy Session," just like G-Eazy's "Me, Myself & I" with Bebe Rexha. Though "Him & I" comes from the basic topic of a love relationship between a guy and a girl, he's not talking about drugs or drinking as a sexual reference to addiction to a girl in this song.

Great flow, great lyrics, great topics, great creativity, great decision on collaborations or featured artists. You hit it, Gerald, and keep on hitting it, I mean it.

7 Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.

Legend. Deserves more respect from this list. I'd put him at #2. His artistic growth, his depth, his fun attitude, and positive energy in the face of all his depression.

I've listened to Mac since I was a kid. I grew up with his music, and his music grew and matured with me. I was heartbroken to see him pass. RIP to a real legend!

Mac has real talent. He is always evolving and growing as an artist, which just makes him increasingly versatile. He's just getting started too.

Placing Mac at 6 is disrespectful. He's definitely better and has had more impact than Logic, Yelawolf, and G-Eazy. Mac is easily in the top 3 with Em and MGK.

8 Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born 11 February 1977) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and co-lead vocalist... read more

You CANNOT forget about Mike. Eminem is easily the best white rapper, but this guy is underrated. We forget that he's a rapper because he's in one of the best nu-metal bands of all time, and because, while most rappers have a pretty hardcore exterior, he's basically the nicest guy in the world.

But Mike is one of the best white rappers, if not one of the best rappers, to ever live. He's multi-talented, yes, but his rapping skills are pretty top-notch.

I don't think people really know Mike's rap tracks since Linkin Park's hits tend to overshadow their other songs. If you haven't, check out songs like "High Voltage," "I Have Not Begun," "When They Come for Me," "Wretches and Kings," "Wastelands," and "Until It Breaks."

He also goes under the name "Fort Minor," which is completely hip hop. If you haven't, you should definitely give it a listen.

9 Macklemore Ben Haggerty, (born, June 19, 1983) known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

How is this guy not on the list? For starters, many people have been saying he is one of the best white rappers for a while now, and he rapped Thrift Shop. End of story.

Although I'm not going to dispute Eminem topping the list, honestly, he's my second favorite, at least of those currently in the top 10.

Pure songs about getting girls and ones about equality and Seattle. Everything this guy is... He should be at least number 2, but I do agree Eminem is the best. Still, just listen to Kevin, Same Love, and My Oh My; all these songs have so much power behind them.

10 Rittz Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Rittz kills it every time he spits. There's no doubt about that, but he doesn't get the credit he deserves. I know he's better than Yelawolf. Next to Nothing was second in record sales when it dropped, so I think that probably says it all.

The way he words his rhymes and the beats he kills, there's no doubt that he's in the top five white rappers, hands down. Bloody Murdah!

Rittz is by far the best rapper on this list, then Yela, then maybe MGK. Em just has the name, but after his first couple of albums, he is garbage.

The Contenders
11 Ubiquitous

I agree that this cat has the talent and potential to one day rest a lot closer to the top of this list (or any list of top lyricists for that matter). If he could bring a little more depth to his style, something people can relate to... more of the struggle, less of the lyrical bravado, braggadocious type stuff... show us what he's really made of... because there's no doubt he has the rhyme patterns and the linguistics to match. He's got all the ingredients, just needs to evolve the recipe a bit.

When I was young, you had to be from the ghetto of a major city to make it anywhere in hip hop, and after a while, the wife and kids and good job route started to look way more cozy. I hope this cat keeps it moving, not only for himself but for those like him, who came before.

12 Vinnie Paz Vincenzo Luvineri, better known as Vinnie Paz, is a Sicilian American rapper and the lyricist behind the Philadelphia underground hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks.
13 Aesop Rock Ian Matthias Bavitz, better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an American hip hop recording artist and producer residing in Portland, Oregon.

Aesop Rock makes you want to expand your own vocabulary, read more, and understand his complex metaphors. He's a great MC, amazing on stage, but what is most surprising is that he uses his large vocabulary and ability to craft imagery while freestyling off the top.

Easily the best rapper alive.

Aesop Rock is easily the greatest lyricist rap has ever had, and he has one of the best flows in rap as well. Aesop Rock would wipe the floor with any other rapper on the list, even Eminem.

How this GOD is not #1, let alone in the top 10, is actually ludicrous. RIP to those not knowing the G.O.A.T. for white rappers.

14 Tyler Joseph Tyler Robert Joseph is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and rapper. He is best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for American musical duo Twenty One Pilots.

Tyler should be much higher on the list. Twenty One Pilots has done something that not even the Beatles or Michael Jackson have done: have TWO albums where EVERY song on the albums has gone Gold or Platinum as singles.

Amazing talent, and just a good human being. The lyrics are deep, intriguing, and make you think.

Oh yeah, he can sing and play instruments too.

He is an astounding singer and rapper. In my opinion, he has the whole package when it comes to rapping. Not a lot of rappers can rap so well with an amazing and original beat.

Also, many rappers cannot rap with the intention to make someone feel the same as Tyler does once you finish listening to one of his songs with him singing, let alone him rapping. Lastly, the meaning behind his words is breathtaking.

15 Lil Wyte Patrick Lanshaw, better known by his stage name Lil Wyte, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee.

From 2003 to 2012, Wyte was easily the second-best white rapper, behind Eminem! He still spits fire to this day, never went mainstream, and still puts in work. As a lifetime fan of Wyte, I believe he should be in the top 5.

It really sucks that G-Eazy is higher than Wyte.

16 John Cena John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand... read more

The time is now for Mr. Cena to become the greatest white rapper ever.

17 Watsky

This man is talented. His lyrics are deep and meaningful. He is such a good rapper, he definitely should be higher on this list. This man deserves more than the fame he has.

If you're going to compare him to Eminem, also point out that Watsky isn't a misogynist or homophobe.

18 Lil' Dicky

Super talented. He has a vision for the game he wants for himself, and that's something hood rappers need to start understanding.

Be yourself, and be good at it. Lil' Dicky has some dope tracks.

Lil Dicky is such an innovative rapper. "Professional Rapper" is one of the most creative tracks I've heard. Snoop's nonchalant tone while Dicky raps his best is killer.

The man has no hardship in his background, but his raps are strong and have a good beat. He is new, so give him time and let him make a name for himself.

19 Post Malone Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist.

He has catchy songs and melodies, and he is more musically talented than a lot of "artists" who are called hip hop nowadays. But as a rapper, MC, and lyricist? Nah...

Why isn't he higher here? He collaborates perfectly and has some great lyrics.

He's got songs like Congratulations and Rockstar, and I always get happy when I hear Congratulations on the radio.

Eventually, Post Malone is going to go down as one of the best rappers ever in the game. He is only 22, by the way.

20 Paul Wall

How is The People's Champ so low? This guy has been sticking to his guns since day one. He loves cars, grills, money, and women, in that order. If you haven't heard his new album Slabgod, go check that out.

He can't (or hasn't shown he's able to) do the fast/complicated rap stuff that some guys above him can, but he shouldn't be outside the top ten.

One of the original white rappers who got big, other than Eminem. He was up and coming a while back.

Basically a Dirty South legend. He should be much higher on this list.

21 Brother Ali Ali Douglas Newman, better known by his stage name Brother Ali, is an American rapper, community activist, and member of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip hop collective.

Rap is about content, and Brother Ali definitely has it. Just listen to Uncle Sam Damn.

22 Andy Mineo Andrew Aaron "Andy" Mineo, formerly known as C-Lite, is an American Christian hip hop artist, producer, and TV and music video director from New York City.

Thank goodness he's above John Cena and TobyMac. He deserves to be heard by so many more ears. Not only can this guy rap, but he conveys positive messages. He addresses social issues in songs like Vendetta, and he's got some really fantastic rap tracks, such as You Can't Stop Me.

It won't be long until he's up there with guys like Kendrick and Eminem.

He is super amazing, especially live. When I saw him, he was spitting raps while skateboarding all over the stage. Amazing.

Totally awesome rapper. Just winning and chilling in the rap industry, and he deserves to be heard by more ears.

23 B-Nasty
24 Action Bronson

He has one of the best vocabularies of any rapper, not to mention what he brings to the table as a chef. The metaphors are primo. He should be in the top 15.

How is Action 43? A complete travesty.

25 Toby Mac

Toby has been steady in the game for decades, with some really good stuff.

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