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Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

The hip hop industry is one of the fastest-growing genres in music and is known to be a predominantly black industry. However, taking into consideration various factors, even some whites have made their name as the best rappers of all time. These white rappers have earned their name and respect for their compositions.

Although they are often under the radar, they still stand against all the odds and overcome all challenges to stand out from the crowd. They are also names that created a storm in the hip hop industry and made a significant change.

We have dedicated this article to 30 Greatest White Rappers in The World in 2020.

1. Eminem

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

There is nothing better than to start this list with one of the most famous names. Eminem- the stage name of Marshall Bruce Mathers III, proved that race does not make one rapper better than the other. This actor, songwriter, record producer, and rapper rock the hip hop industry even today.

He also comes under the list of the Top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He not only knows how to satisfy his fans, but he even makes music that sells. He is also an artist who holds the title of the fastest-selling hip-hop album in the first week.

2. Machine Gun Kelly

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

Richard Colson Baker goes by the stage name MGK or Machine Gun Kelley. He is an actor, a rapper, and a songwriter who started his career as a rapper in 2006. Apart from releasing his mixtapes, he signed up with Interscope Records and Bad Boy. Lace-up was his major debut and has also released various singles.

In the US Billboard 200, he debuted in the 4th position, which resulted in his songs becoming the highest-charting single. Some of his songs also incorporated storytelling and darker tones. They also have a few R&B and rap-rock elements. Over the years, even critics have given a positive response to his music.

3. Beastie Boys

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

Hailing from New York, this Hip-Hop Band formed in 1981. They are not only the greatest white rappers but one of the most successful bands of all time. Initially, they started as a hardcore punk band and catered to genres like alternative rock and alternative hip-hop.

In the US alone, they sold more than 200 million records. In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they are the third rap group that has received recognition for their works. The Cooky Puss was their experimental single at hip hop in 1983. The Beastie Boys have also shared the stage with big names like Eminem and Madonna.

4. Yelawolf

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

Hailing from Alabama, Micheal Wayne Atha AKA Yelawolf is an American songwriter, singer, and rapper. He started gaining mainstream attention after the release of Trunk Muzik EP in 2010. Interscope Records also signed a record deal with him in the same year. In 2011, he signed a record deal with Shady Records, which is Eminem’s record label.

In 2011, he released Radioactive, which was his second album. Apart from mixtapes, he has also sung Collaborative EPs, Solo EPs, Compilation, and studio albums. Yelawolf founded a label called Slumerican in 2012. This American label specializes in hip hop music and is an independent record label.

5. Logic

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

Before he was known with his stage name Logic, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II was initially known as Psychological. Growing up in Maryland, at a tender age of 16, he started showing interest in music. The school authorities even expelled him from school.

Even after going through so many hardships and problems, he still emerged as one of the best white rappers of the music industry. His popularity gained after the release of his second mixtape. He is known for his skills and lyrical prowess and has also appeared in the Top 13 Freshmen List in 2013.

6. Macklemore

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

Benjamin Hammond Haggerty AKA Macklemore is the next name on the list of the Greatest White Rappers of all time. He was formerly known as Profession Macklemore. Since 2002, the songwriter and rapper collaborated under the name of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with producer Ryan Lewis.

In 2013’s US Billboard Hot 100 list, their single Thrift Shop held the first position. He also has a very unusual contract with Warner Bros, where he pays a percentage of his sales to them. In 2017, he made a comeback to the music industry by releasing the single Glorious, which featured Skylar Grey. It was also his first breakthrough in mainstream music.

7. Mac Miller

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

Originally from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Mac Miller AKA Malcolm James McCormick was a record producer, songwriter, singer, and rapper. At a tender age of 15, he started his singing career in 2017 at the local hip hop scene. Then in 2010, Rostrum Records label signed a deal with him. This opportunity gave him his first breakthrough and recognitions with mixtapes like Best Day Ever and KIDS In 2011, Blue Side Park, which was his first debut studio album topped the US Billboard 200. He is also the founder of the REMember Music, a record label imprint. His songs revealed a lot about his life, and that was one of the reasons why fans could connect to him so easily.

8. G-Eazy

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

American rapper Gerald Earl Gillum goes by the stage name G-Eazy is a producer and a songwriter who hails from Oakland. Known to be one of the Greatest White Rappers, released his first album in 2014 called These Things Happen. This major-label album also reached the third position on the US Billboard 200.

Even his single Me, Myself, and I from the album When It’s Dark Out topped the first ten position on the US Billboard Hot 100. He started his career as a record producer and later on joined the Bay Boyz – a local hip hop group.

9. Rittz

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

Known by his popular stage name Rittz, Jonathan McCollum is an American rapper who deserves to be in the list of the World’s Greatest White Rappers for his work. Rittz even signed a deal with the music label named Tech N9ne’s Stange Music. Eventually, he founded Cli-n-tel Ent.

Born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, he developed a liking to music at a very early age. He got his with breakthrough and recognition with Boxy Chevy- a single that collaborated with Yelawolf. White Jesus is one of his best and widely known mixtape. In 2013, he released The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant, which was his solo debut.

10. Lil Dicky

Top 30 Greatest White Rappers in the World

David Andrew Burd goes by the stage name LD or Lil Dicky. He is a comedian and a rapper who hails from Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania. Ever since he was a kid, he loved to listen to genres like alternative rock and hip-hop. While he was in the 5th grade, he started rapping. In 2013, he released Ex-Boyfriend, which got him a lot of popularity. In 24 hours, the music video had more than 1 million views.

Chris Brown and he also released a song called Freaky Friday, which was a worldwide hit. His 2017 release Pillow Talking is said to have the most amazing special effects. This video is also on the list in the most expensive music video ever created in the 49th position.

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