When we hear rap, most of us quickly think of black ethnicity rappers like Kanye, Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, etc., but who do you think are the greatest white rappers in the world?
Numerous white rappers have made a name for themselves globally with their extraordinary lyricism and rapping skills.
They have managed to amass tons and tons of fans and can sell big arena concerts in just a few seconds of announcements.
Here I present you the 35 greatest white rappers in the world.
The 35 Greatest White Rappers in the World
35. Asher Roth
Asher Paul Roth is a white rapper from Morrisville, Pennsylvania, USA, who rose to fame due to his extremely hit first debut single, “I Love College.”
He was discovered by Steve Rifkind around 2008, and that is when he made his hit album “Asleep in the Bread Aisle.”
His most recent album is titled “Flowers on the weekend.”
34. Erik Schrody
Erik Schrody is an American rapper from Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. He is most popular by his stage name “Everlast.”
Schrody also releases country and rock songs.
33. Iggy Azalea
Amethyst Amelia Kelly, who is widely popular with her stage name, Iggy Azalea, is a rapper born in Australia.
Besides rapping, she is also a singer, songwriter, model, and television personality.
Growing up in Australia, she did not have much opportunity, so she moved to America at the age of 16, and soon she dropped her first single titled Work.
32. Lil Peep
Gustav Elijah, Lil Peep is an American-born rapper from Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Peep was a musical genius from his early days, and his parents supported him in pursuing his career in music.
He is most known for his song, “I’ve been waiting,” “4 gold chains,” and “Drugz.”
Unfortunately, Lil Peep passed away on November 15, 2017, due to a drug overdose.
31. Lil Xan
Nicholas Diego Leanos, Lil Xan, is an American-born rapper from Redlands, California.
He falls under the category of rappers who do mumble rapping, and he is regarded as one of the best in it.
He has released albums like Be safe, Baby Goth, and Total Xanarchy.
On Spotify, Xan has about 2,837,125 monthly listeners.
30. Tyler Joseph
Tyler Robert Joseph is an American-born rapper, singer, writer, and instrumentalist.
You might not have heard Tyler’s name, but I am pretty sure you have heard the name of his duo band, Twenty-one Pilots.
They are famous for their songs, Stressed out, Ride, Chlorine, etc.
Joseph is the main singer-rapper of the band, accompanied by drummer Josh Dun.
29. ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
Weird Al Yankovic is an American rapper, singer, and record producer famous for his comedic and hilarious songs like Fat, White, Nerdy, Party in the CIA, etc.
He is different from other rappers mentioned in the list as he takes the song and turns it into a piece of humorous lyrical music that everyone can vibe to.
He started his career by sending homemade tapes to a radio show named Dr. Demento Radio Show, and they did play it.
Yankovic got popular by that, and by the end of his career, he became a pop culture icon.
Matthew James Colwell, also known as 360, is a rapper from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
Around 2007, he was signed by a famous music production company named Soulmate Records, and soon after, he released his first debut album titled What You See Is What You Get.
It blew up, and he released great songs like Run alone, Just got started, etc. These were all from his album Falling and flying.
27. Mike Viglione
Mike Viglione, You might be thinking, huh, who is that? Well, if you don’t know him from that name, then I am pretty sure you know him by the name of Ubiquitous.
He is a part of CES Cru, a duo band; he is accompanied by his partner Godemis.
Ubiquitous has released superhit songs like Laces out, Damini, and This is the best.
26. Hoodie Allen
Allen is an American-born singer and rapper who grew up in Long Island, New York.
Before pursuing his career in rapping, he was working at google but soon left to concentrate on the music entirely.
His first album was “People Keep Talking.” It sold over 30,000 copies in just seven days.
He is also famous for his craft on Your Favorite Martian (2011), Geoffrey the Dumbass (2016), and Off Days (2017).
25. Chris Webby
Christian Walcott Webster, also known as Chris Webby, is an American rapper from Norwalk, Connecticut.
Chris is mainly known for his super hit albums like Jamo Neat, Wednesday, and Chemically imbalanced.
His EP There Goes the Neighborhood peaked at number 101 on the Billboard 200, making it his most popular EP.
Armando Christian Pérez, also known as Pitbull and Mr. Worldwide, is an American rapper.
Pitbull started lowkey, but he got his first-ever mainstream performance on the solo track from Lil Jon’s 2002 album Kings of Crunk.
After that performance, he got widely popular and dropped albums like M.I.A.M.I. and songs like Feel this Moment and Fireball.
In 2014, Pitbull also sang the Football Worldcup anthem, which was called We are one.
23. Paul Wall
The rapper’s real name is Paul Gideon Manry, who is an American rapper from Georgetown, Texas.
Paul is widely popular for his songs like Bizzy Body, Breaks ’em Off, and Swagging in the rain.
Atlanta records played a huge role in his success, but he left Atlanta records and is currently associated with Swishahouse Records.
22. Zack De La Rocha
Zacarias Manuel De La Rocha is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is known by his stage name Zack de La Rocha.
Zack has released popular albums like Rage against the Machine and Inside out.
He is also famous for being the bassist of the band Rage against the machine.
21. Brother Ali
Ali Douglas Newman, famous by his stage name Brother Ali is an American rapper and Rhymesayers Entertainment’s hip hop collective.
To date, the rapper has released seven albums and 4 EPs alongside numerous collaborations and singles.
His most famous songs are Uncle Sam Goddamn, and I Get by.
20. Vinnie Paz
Vinnie Paz is a Sicilian American rapper from Philadelphia.
Paz is also the lyricist for Philadelphia underground hip hop group named Jedi Mind Tricks.
Vinnie got into the mainstream rapping and popular among the fans with his debut album, Season of the Assassin, in 2010.
Then after his other most popular song, “I got soul,” is a collaboration with another rapper named Eamon.
19. Kid Rock
Robert James Ritchie, who is popular by his stage name Kid Rock is an American from Romeo, Michigan.
Besides rapping, he is also a DJ, Singer, Songwriter, and record producer.
Robert won the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist in 2001, and this was his first mainstream show award.
Kid Rock has released albums like Rock n Roll Jesus, a triple-platinum album, and his highest-selling album to date is All Summer Long.
Jaime Meline, popular by his stage name EI-P is an American rapper born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
EI-P released his first single in 1994, and it was titled Juvenile Technique.
He released this song alongside his friend Len, who is also his business partner.
EI-P also owns his own record production company named Definitive Jux.
Jonathan McCollum, famous by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper.
Previously, he was signed by Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label and released numerous songs with them.
He debuted in 2013 with his album The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant.
His most popular songs are Next to Nothing, the last call, and Put a crown on it.
16. R.A the rugged man
R.A. Thorburn, popular by his stage name of R.A the rugged man, is an American rapper and producer from Suffolk County, New York.
He was a musical genius from an early age, and when he was just 18 years old, he was signed by Jive Records.
The rapper was ready to release his first album, Night of the Bloody Apes, but unfortunately, it was never released due to unforeseen circumstances.
Later in his career, he collaborated with iconic black rappers like Notorious B.I.G.
15. Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys are an American hip hop group from New York City which was formed in 1981.
The group was formed by Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “MCA” Yauch, and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz.
They have released super hit songs like Sabotage, Sure shot, and Hey ladies.
14. Mike Shinoda
Michael Kenji Shinoda is an American Musician, Songwriter, and rapper from Panorama City, Los Angeles, California.
Mike is also the co-founder of Linkin Park, which is a worldwide popular band.
He, alongside his bandmates, has achieved numerous achievements throughout their career.
Shinoda has also done a great job as a producer and released albums like Lupe Fiasco, Styles of Beyond, and The X-Ecutioners.
13. Danny Boy O’Connor
Danny Boy O’Connor was a part of the House of Pain. The band also consists of DJ Lethal and the previously mentioned rapper Erik Schrody.
The record label Tommy Boy signed the group.
They rose to fame in the 1990s and released three albums before parting ways.
12. Action Bronson
Ariyan Arslan, who is famous by his stage name Action Bronson is a rapper and producer.
Bronson was signed by the warner bros in early 2012 and had been working with them since then.
Working with the warner Bros,’ he released his first album in 2013, and it was named Saab Stories.
The rapper has also worked on the music for the movies Suicide Squad and Game Over! Man.
11. Lil Dicky
David Andrew Burd, who is a widely popular rapper worldwide, is an American rapper and songwriter.
Lil Dicky is known for his humorous songs and his lyrical masterpieces.
Dicky released his first-ever album back in 2015, ‘Professional Rapper,’ which was a hit.
Around 2018, he also featured Chirs Brown in his song Freaky Friday, which ended up being a worldwide hit with over 310,302,938 Spotify streams.
In 2020, he released a song, The Earth, which featured a wide variety of superstars from Hollywood.
10. Aesop Rock
Ian Matthias Bavitz, widely known as Aesop Rock, is an American rapper from Northport, Long Island, New York.
He released his first ever album titled “Float” in 2000.
Around 2012, his album Impossible kid peaked at number 21 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Recently, he released the Spirit World Free Guide album in early 2020.
Aesop has released nine albums and 17 singles.
Michael Wayne Atha, widely known as Yelawolf by his fans, is an American-born rapper from Gadsden, Alabama.
Yelawolf dropped his first-ever debut album back in 2005 titled Creek Water, and it was a big hit. That album is still considered one of his masterpieces.
After the success of his first album, he released several mixed tapes and EPs.
He has released songs like Till Its gone, Lets Roll, and Pop the Trunk.
Nathan John Feuerstein goes by the stage name NF, which are his initials of first and last name. He is an American rapper from Gladwin, Michigan.
Honestly, he is one of the most underrated rappers of our generation and deserves much more recognition.
He is widely known among his fans for his lyrical play and storytelling.
He raps mostly about problems, and many fans can relate to them and feel attached to the rapper himself.
His most successful album is Let You Down, which went triple platinum after selling 3 million copies.
7. Machine Gun kelly
Colson Baker or Machine Gun Kelly or MGK is an American rapper widely famous for his rapid-fire rapping style.
Machine Gun Kelly debuted with the album Alice in Wonderland and got popular with his rapping skills.
Back in 2018, he also had a rap beef with the Greatest Of All-time, Eminem. He and Em went back and forth with their songs.
MGK was the only one to respond to Em’s diss track. He dissed Eminem with his song Rap Devil.
6. G- Eazy
Gerald Earl Gillum, popular by his stage name G-Eazy is an American rapper and Philanthropist from Oakland.
He is widely popular for his collaboration with Bebe Rexha, which peaked at number one on the Billboard charts.
Gerald has released other songs which have also made it to the top 10 of the Billboard charts like ‘No Limit’ and ‘Him and I.’
5. Post Malone
Austin Richard Post, popular by his stage name, Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Malone just rose to fame a few years ago in 2015 when he released his first-ever debut single titled, White iversion.
With the popularity rising, he was signed by Republic Records, and soon after they signed the contract, he released another super hit song titled ‘Congratulations”.
To date, his most streamed song on Spotify is Rockstar which has over 2.1 Billion streams.
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II goes by Logic in the hip-hop industry and is widely popular for his fast rap songs.
He has collaborated with Eminem and Khalid.
The hip-hop community respected the rapper logic for his song 1-800-273-8255, which was about suicide prevention and had a deep meaning.
Logic’s highest-selling album is ‘Everybody,’ which he released in 2017. It charted number one top 200 billboards.
Macklemore is a viral rapper, singer, and songwriter of this generation. He is from Seattle, Washington, and his real name is Benjamin Haggerty.
He is widely known for his single, Thrift Shop, a super hit worldwide and reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
Macklemore is often seen working with Ryan Lewis, who is his producer. The rappers have been working together for decades now.
They released a song titled Can’t hold us down, which has over 1 Billion streams on Spotify.
2. Mac Miller
Malcolm James McCormick is an American rapper who is widely known as Mac Miller around the world.
Miller was into hip hop and rapping since his early days, and just at the age of 15, he entered Pittsburgh’s hip hop scene in 2007.
Mac’s highest-charting song is Good News that was released in 2020 after Mac’s death.
Mac Miller died on September 7, 2018, due to a drug overdose.
I am pretty sure we all expected this man to be on the top of this list. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, widely known by his stage name Eminem is an American rapper, producer, and songwriter.
Eminem is widely known for his lyrical masterpieces and his ability to tell a story through a song.
The rapper is the best-selling artist of the 2000s era, and his Marshall Mathers LP sold over 1.76 million copies just in its first week of release.
Despite being 49 Years Old, he is still releasing superhit songs, and his rap speed is still getting faster and faster.
His most recent song Godzilla is about to go triple platinum as it has already sold 2,742,000 units.
Without a doubt, he is the greatest white rapper of all time or arguably the greatest rapper of all time.